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Aug 31, 2007
The city of Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania. In the 18th century, is was the most populous city of the United States and was the first capital.

The Liberty Bell is perhaps one of the most prominent symbols associated with the American Revolution and the American Revolutionary War. The Liberty Bell was known as the Independence Bell or the Old State House Bell until 1837. It was cast in London, England in 1752 and on June 7, 1753, the bell was hung in the tower of Independence Hall.

Construction of the Pennsylvania State House, which came to be known as Independence Hall, began in 1732, and was not finished until 1753.

Old City is a shopper-friendly district of Philadelphia boasts a slew of art galleries, busy bars and colonial historic sites.

China Town has many different kinds of Asian cuisine, not just Chinese. Also, if you are up late, there are a lot of place to eat. There are also night clubs and concerts venues in China town. If you want to party or see a show, you can do it here. Shopping is also something that people come to China town for from Asian decorations to cheap clothes.

Over 15,000 people participate in the New Year's Day Mummer's Parade in Philadelphia each year. All those in the parade had funky masks or make up. After the parade the mummers continue their celebration on 2nd street where the clubs are locate. Costumes and themed scenes make this parade the extravaganza it is, but the banjo music stirs the soul and quickens the heart. Some of costumes cost thousands of dollars.

Yuengling is America's oldest brewery located in Pottsville, less than 20 miles from Philadelphia and until recently was not sold outside the state.

Congress Hall has been restored to the way it looked during the period. The first floor was occupied by the House of Representatives with the upper floor occupied appropriately, by the upper house, or the Senate. In 1793, President George Washington was inaugurated here for a second term.

The Swan Fountain on Logan Square was the site of the Papal Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II in the late 70s. The fountain, where the work of Alexander Stirling Calder, is surrounded by flowers. On the last day of school it is a tradition for the girls of a nearby Catholic school to take a dip wearing their uniforms.
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Douglas Scott writes for The Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Philadelphia Rental Site
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