Video:Things to Do Near the Liberty Bellwith Elisa Pupko
When traveling to Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell should be at the top of your list, but that's not the only thing to visit in the area. This travel video from About.com shows some interesting places to visit near the Liberty Bell.See Transcript
Transcript:Things to Do Near the Liberty Bell
Hi, I'm Elisa Pupko, here for About.com to talk about fun and interesting things to do near the Liberty Bell.
Visiting the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia
I'm standing directly outside the Liberty Bell Center at 6th and Market Street at the President's House. It was the third presidential mansion and housed both George Washington and Jon Adams between 1790 and 1800 while the capitol city was being built, what is now Washington D.C.
Taking a Mural Arts Tour in Philadelphia
Philly has the nation's largest collection of public art and murals, and a great way to see all of the vibrant art in the city is by taking the mural arts tour. Right now I'm standing in front of the Lincoln Legacy mural, located at 707 Chestnut Street, one of the stops on the tour. Tours range from an hour and a half to two hours and cost between seventeen and thirty-five dollars each. For more information on the tours and to get the schedule visit muralarts.org.
Touring Philadelphia's Masonic Temple
The Masonic Temple located at one North Broad Street receives thousands of visitors a year and is definitely an interesting place you should check out while you're in Philly. The temple is an historic building built in 1873 by the masons as a place to hold their meetings. It still has meetings held here to this day. You could take a tour of the temple Tuesdays through Saturdays and tours are eight dollars.
Eating Near the Liberty Bell
Campo's Deli is a great spot for anyone looking to sample some authentic Philadelphia flavor without having to travel too far to get it. Conveniently located at 214 Market Street, it's just three blocks from the Liberty Bell. More famously known for their creative menu of hoagies, Campo's Deli serves up a traditional and respectable Philadelphia Cheese steak. They also ship to other cities.
Visiting the Mutter Museum
The Mutter Museum, located at nineteen south twenty-second street, is officially called The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Mutter Museum. But, it's more commonly known as Mutter Museum or The Museum of Medical Oddities. This attraction is not for the faint of heart. Unborn fetuses in jars, petrified body limbs, and conjoined twins, are just some of the artifacts inside that chronicle the fascinating yet sometimes gruesome history of medicine through the ages. The museum is open seven days a week, from 10am-5pm, admission is fourteen dollars for adults or free with a Philadelphia pass.
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens is Isaiah Zagar's largest piece of art, located at 1020 South Street. The garden is a maze of mosaics inlayed with pieces of poetry. The stucco sculptures are made up of shards of glass, colored bottles, bicycle wheels, ceramic tiles and pottery. It's folk art at its best. The Gardens are open seven days a week, admission is five dollars for adults.
So there you have it--some really fun and interesting places to visit that are near the Liberty Bell. For more information, please visit About.com.