Don’t be surprised if you spot people dressed in character from tricorn-hat down to square-buckled shoe in this historic part of the city. After all, Philly is the Cradle of Liberty. Visiting these 55 acres of National Park is a must for anyone coming to Philadelphia. The abundance of landmarks in this park—including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Ben Franklin Museum—speak to its extraordinary role in the founding of the nation.
Pro tip: Go early to get one of a limited number of free tickets released every morning from 8.30am at Independence Visitors Center for the popular Independence Hall tour.