We head out on the Girard train with two day passes at $8 each they do all trains and buses for the day.
We've decided to head towards Franklin Square where Ben Franklin's house once stood - all that is left is some encased rubble representing each section of the house but it's worth a look. We move on heading for the home of Betty Ross - this is fab at $7 each you get to tour round her actual house which is really well preserved. Betty Ross made the first United States flag - requested by George Washington, she had to do it in secret so the British wouldn't find out and try her for treason. She designed the stripes and the stars but it originally only had 10 stars each representing the colonies in the hope of joining them as one. She had a great life she was entrusted with many important tasks as a skilled upholsterer, she was unique to her trade, it wasn't a popular female role.
We move on towards the Liberty Bell - on route you can see the famous Independence Hall where the declaration of Independence was signed and so many important speakers from Mandela to JFK have stood.
The Liberty Bell is free but you have to line up for about 20 minutes when you enter, there are many great notice boards outlining the history of the bell and its impact on the world as a beacon of Liberty. We get our snaps with the cracked beacon, this bell travelled through the states many years ago and so many people rushed to touch it, it inspired the suffragette women's Liberty Bell.
We move on to the Hard Rock Cafe to check out it's display and travel home to chill. Matts got a Rocky t-shirt for tomorrow - he's raring to go on our big rocky day!