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Independence Hall

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This building is history itself. Philly was once the US capital and it was in the Independence Hall when in 1776 the declaration of independence was signed.

You can do the tour for free and a nice ranger will take you through all the rooms involved in the process as he tells you the how it happened. It’s an interesting entertaining visit.

Right next to the Hall, you’ll find the Liberty Bell museum too.

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Rodin Museum

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The Rodin Museum is a little replica of the one in France. I’ve been in both and the French one is obviously much better, but if you hadn’t been there, I strongly recommend you to visit the one in Philly.

They have a replica of “The Thinker” statue and of the “Hell’s Gates” (one of my all-time favorite sculptures). These replicas are open to visit freely.

If you want to enter the museum, I’ll cost you a “suggested contribution” of 5$. Mondays is closed.

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Water Works

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The water works are in Fairmount Park, right behind the museum of art. There is a beautiful park with several decks for enjoying the view of the water works: a big lake with small waterfalls and Victorian boathouses on one side.
Don’t miss water works at night. They light the boathouses and it makes for a beautiful sight while walking along Boathouse Row where you’ll find some great restaurants.

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This place just looks terrifying, without even taking into account all the notorious criminals that stayed here and all the horrific things that happened behind it's wall. But it's also one of the most historic former prison in the country. It was operational from 1829 until 1971. Criminals such as bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone were once held here. This place offers a audio tour narrated by Steve Buscemi and is simply loaded with history.

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