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The 6th Grade Visits Philadelphia

The 6th Grade Visits Philadelphia

Sunday, October 27, 2019

At 7:00 a.m. on Friday, October 18, we left for Philadelphia, PA. Most people fell asleep on the bus. We arrived two hours later at 9:00 a.m. Once we got to Philadelphia, we saw the Liberty Bell, which is an iconic symbol of American independence. We also saw Independence Hall, which is where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and made.

Independence Hall was 75 percent original - they even had the first president’s old chair! After we saw Independence Hall, we saw George Washington's old broken house and we learned about his home and everyday life. After that we went to lunch at the Reading Terminal Market where we split up into three groups: pizza, chinese food and philly cheese steaks. The market was very crowded and loud.

After lunch, we went to the African American Museum of Philadelphia and learned about a lot of interesting stuff, including fun, interactive activities about people in the 1700’s.

After the museum, we split up into groups going to: Elfreth’s Alley, Carpenters' Hall and Franklin Court to get some extra information and to see more of Philadelphia. Finally, we went to an ice cream place called the Franklin Fountain. Philadelphia was a wonderful trip, and we had a fun and historical experience!