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Top Reasons to Go

African American Museum in Philadelphia: One of the nation's first museums created to commemorate black history, there's a special focus here on the lives of African-Americans during the nation's first century.

Betsy Ross House: Whether or not you really believe the story of Betsy Ross sewing the first Stars and Stripes flag, her house is worth a visit as an example of a typical Colonial home.

Christ Church: Attend a service at this stately Georgian-style church, whose congregation included 15 signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Christ Church Burial Ground: See the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin and other Founding Fathers.

Elfreth's Alley: Stroll through this charming, cobblestone lane—the oldest continuously occupied street in the country—and imagine yourself living in Colonial times.

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