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Free Things To Do In Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a city full of America’s history and culture. Whether you visit alone or with the whole family, you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy all Philadelphia has to offer. Here are some great places you can visit for free.

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  • Independence Hall

Independence Hall is the home of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Take a guided tour and step back in time to explore the history of our country. You can see the actual inkstand that was used to sign the Declaration, and an original draft of the constitution. See the one of a kind Liberty Bell and learn the history of the ominous crack.

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Things to Do on Veterans Day

Veterans Day, honoring those who have served in our armed forces, is celebrated annually on November 11. The United States has celebrated Veterans Day since 1919 and falls on the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Other countries celebrate a day similar to Veterans Day on November 11 (also known as Remembrance Day and Armistice Day). Veterans Day is a perfect chance to visit places that are important to the country’s history and military tradition and to say “Thank You” to those fought for our freedom. Here are our top Veterans Day destinations in the United States:

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Free Things to Do and See for Families in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia is a fun place to visit with your family. There are many attractions and museums to visit. It is not only a historically important city, but also a very lovely one, too. You can enjoy the sights and sounds of Philadelphia without spending a fortune on the attractions that you really want to enjoy. Here are five of the top tourist attractions for families who want to save money on their big vacation:

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Candlelight Walking Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

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Ghost Tour of Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
Betsy Ross is one of Philadelphia’s most beloved icons-a local girl who garnered everlasting fame as the “Mother of the American Flag.” Betsy’s house still stands on Arch Street in the birthplace of the nation, the historic district of Philadelphia, and millions of people have walked through the storied halls of her modest dwelling.

But there is another side to Betsy’s story, one told only in whispers over the course of generations. In that unassuming house on Arch Street, the ghost of Betsy herself has been seen weeping at the foot of a bed in an upstairs bedroom. In the basement, a murky shadow appears, in the same place where a man was shot to death long ago. Betsy’s gravestone stands just outside of the house, but it hasn’t always. Her remains have been moved three times, and it only takes once to conjure a vengeful spirit.

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Strangest Museums in the United States

Planning your next vacation? Looking for something on the stranger side? The United States has some really strange museums. Here are some of the strangest.

  1. Museum of Bad Art (MoBA)Museum of Bad Art (MoBA) – Not sure how else to describe this museum… the title sums it up pretty well. The Museum of Bad Art describes its mission perfectly – “dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms.” Artists that are featured at the MoBA are talented, esteemed artists that have created works that cause fans to say “what was he thinking?”. Founded by Scott Wilson who began the museum with its first masterpiece in 1993, “Lucy in the Field of Flowers”, apparently discovered in a trash pile in Boston. Museum Of Bad Art, Basement of Dedham Communitiy Theatre, 580 High Street, Dedham MA, Telephone: 1-781-444-6757 www.museumofbadart.org
     
     
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