Traveling Philadelphia: What to See & Do During Constitution Week

Traveling Philadelphia: What to See & Do During Constitution Week

Celebrate the adoption of the United States Constitution in its hometown, Philadelphia. From Sept. 17 through Sept. 23, learn more about the pivotal moment in US history while exploring the city.  There’s so much to see during your Philadelphia vacation. Outside of visiting historical landmarks, you can take your children to a museum packed with games, escape to a tranquil Japanese garden or grab a bite while enjoying live music at a famous local restaurant bar. Independence Hall See the hall where 56 men united to defy King George III in 1776 and became the birthplace of the United States Constitution. Led by National Park Rangers, tours at Independence Hall highlight the Courtroom of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, George Washington’s “Rising Sun” chair, the inkstand used to sign the Declaration of Independence and more. This World Heritage Site welcomes guests year-round and offers free walk-in tickets. Liberty Bell Ring in this year’s Constitution Week with a visit to the Liberty Bell. Near Independence Hall, the iconic bronze bell stands in Independence National Historic Park. The Bell originally resided in Independence Hall and has traveled around the nation throughout history during important campaigns, such as the Women’s Suffrage movement.  The Liberty Bell and its famous crack is definitely a must-see during your Philadelphia travel. Please Touch Museum Yes, you read that right. At the Please Touch Museum, children have no limits on imagination and play. This museum features various zones for children to explore: a realistic mini-city for little urbanites, a Rabbit Hole to Wonderland for curious Alice’s, flying machines operated by body movement for future Wright Brothers’ and more. When stomachs start grumbling, take the family to the Please Taste Café for hand crafted pizzas, homemade soups, Italian ice and more. Shofuso Japanese House and Garden Five minutes away from the Please Touch Museum, discover the hidden cultural gem of Philadelphia, the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Surrounded by 1.2 acres of Japanese gardens, the House offers Japanese classical dance lessons and tea ceremonies for guests. On the sliding doors within the House, see the beautiful Waterfall murals by world-renowned Nihonga artist, Hiroshi Senju. Visit the tranquil pond within the Garden to feed koi and relax to the sound of the waterfall. Johnny Brenda’s Grab some grub and a brew on your Philadelphia vacation at the famous Johnny Brenda’s, known for local seafood and regional drafts on tap. Visitors have to stop in and check out menus themselves, as the menu adapts daily to the fresh food in stock. This restaurant also satisfies your ear’s appetite.  This Constitution Week, see DJ Doug Sabolick, Dinosaur Feathers, DJ Jeffrey and other performers.  Get tickets from a bartender to get a great view from the restaurant’s balcony. Swing by Monday through Friday during happy hour for half priced drink specials. Enjoy everything the city has to offer as you travel Philadelphia this Constitution Week.
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