Happy Birthday Ben Franklin! #VisitPhilly

Last week, I was in Center City Philadelphia for some work-related meetings.

I’ve lived here in Philadelphia for almost 14 years now and I’m constantly struck by the beauty of the city when I visit.  The city is so rich in American history and as a family, we take any opportunity we can to visit with them.

There’s of course the Liberty Bell and Constitution Center and there’s tons of info to be found on Ben Franklin, Philadelphia’s favorite founding father.  January is a great time to visit as it’s Ben’s birthday.  The Ben Franklin Museum is located at 318 Market Street, (267) 514-1523, nps.gov/inde.  It only just opened last August and visitors can learn all sorts of things about Ben’s life in Philadelphia.

Now, after undergoing a major transformation, the revitalized site will feature personal artifacts, computer animations and interactive displays. It is the only museum in the world dedicated to the life, times and legacy of this extraordinary Founding Father. Museum fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

To evoke Ben’s wit, wisdom and joy year-round, visit his longtime home of Philadelphia. Learn more at http://www.visitphilly.com.  And truly, this city is gorgeous!  Even if you don’t live in Philly, consider a visit one day.  There’s so much American history here and tons to do with the kids!

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Visit Philadelphia. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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