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Old 02-03-2008, 12:33 AM
Location: Sacramento, CA
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I am planning to visit Philadelphia soon. I want to see the historical places such as Independence Hall. I am a big American Revolution fan, so I was wondering if anyone can recommend places to stay, eat and see while I am there. All related to the history around 1774-1790's.
I plan to be there for only a few days.
I also would like to know what is the best time to come and visit. I don't want to come when it's busy. Don't want to see the back sides of other tourists and miss most of what the tour guide says because it's packed.
Any help you can give me, I will be very thankful.
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:57 AM
Location: Villanova Pa.
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This should help.

http://www.independencevisitorcenter.com/cms400min/dynamic.aspx?id=400p (broken link) you.

Hyatt at Penns Landing,and Soceity HIll Sheraton are 2 very good hotels right in the historic area. If you want to avoid crowds the weekdays are obviously your best pet,and the earlier the year the better off you will be. Keep in mind though that until April the weather in Philly can be very cold and damp.

Also if you get a chance Valley Forge National Park is about a 25 minute drive west of Philly. That is a must see if you a are a history buff.

Good luck
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:45 PM
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another good website:

Welcome to gophila.com -- the Official Visitor Site for Greater Philadelphia

Bad (by that I mean crowded) would be around July 4th. But then again if you don't mind crowds, it would be a great time to visit.
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