Visit Philadelphia to Celebrate Ben Franklin

I moved to Philadelphia almost 7 years ago.  I can't believe its been that long!  Craziness.  We moved for my husbands job - but the the most exciting part of our move to Philadelphia was the awesome history in our city. 

I had actually never even been to visit Philly prior to my husband and I moving here.  I remember googling Philly.  Too funny, right?  My mother-in-law was the first to come visit us and the first place she wanted to go to was Independence Mall downtown.  

And just like any good daughter-in-law I took her! ha.  We hit up The Liberty Bell first.  And yes.  I was devastated after seeing there was a CRACK in it!  Ok, just kidding. We all know there has been a crack in that bell forever.  But it was fun to pretend though!  

The history in Philadelphia is probably the biggest seller on getting people to come visit.  There is so much to see and enjoy in our fab town.  Another one of our fabulous faves is The Ben Franklin Museum. The man was nothing less than brilliant.  His entrepreneur spirit is exciting to really think about.  When you explore the newly renovated Ben Franklin Museum you really can see the wonderful contributions he made to our country.  The museum is a great family activity.  They have 'Skugg the Squirrel' leading the way throughout the museum giving family a fun tour with a squirrelly twist! The museum is organized by 5 of Franklin's fabulous traits.  From his ambition to his motivation and drive of curiousity the exhibits modernize the history of one of Philly's most notable citizens. If you ever made it to the old museum before the big renovation you will really notice how this new museum digs deeper into his life, his view of family and even into his relationship with his own son.  It exhibits in the museum are interactive and also dig deep into the political views Franklin had about slavery.

Ben Franklin is Philadelphia’s favorite founding father.  To evoke Ben’s wit, wisdom and joy year-round, visit his longtime home of Philadelphia. Learn more at visitphilly.com/Ben

There are so many fabulous things to do while you're here!  Please be sure to tweet me @JoeyFortman if you come for a visit!

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