Philadelphia: Philly’s Gourmet Cafe at The Bourse

Around the area called the Independence National Historical Park are many buildings. Some are small and others, like the Philadelphia Bourse are large “modern” multi-storey buildings.

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The Philadelphia Bourse was the first commodities exchange in America. Today, it is just an office building and also a place where tourist had food in their visit to the Independence National Historic Park.

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They have a good variety of choices with the Box Lunch Program where for a few bucks you can pick up burgers, sandwiches, fried chickens and almost every kind of take aways you could think of.

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We went to a sit down place called the Philly’s Gourmet Cafe. (more…)

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Philadelphia: The Independence Hall

The little building below used to be called the Pennsylvania State House. Today, the unassuming build is now known as The Independence Hall.

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It is in this building that two of the most important document of the United States were signed. The two documents are the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.

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To visit the Independence Hall, you need to apply for the tickets. We applied for it online prior to leaving home. It’s easy to do that and in the interest of saving time, you should also apply for it before you go. You are allotted a fixed time to report for the guided tour and the passes are named.

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Despite having applied (and given the time), we need to still pick up the passes at the Independence Visitor Center. (more…)

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