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Dec 19, 2012 - The Old City

Philadelphia is an exciting city that is steeped in American history. A good way to visit Philadelphia, and its environs, is with a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches or school bus rented from Bus Rentals Philadelphia.

All contained within a square mile, the Old City of Philadelphia contains much of the history of pre-independence America. Within the Old City you will find lots of shops, galleries, restaurants, bars and clubs, and not forgetting the many historic buildings and locations where the United States came into being.

Taking a rental bus into Philadelphia’s Old City, you will find Independence Hall. Formerly known as the Pennsylvania State House, it is arguably the most historic building in the United States, this is the place where the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, and where the U.S. Constitution was drafted in 1787. You can take a tour of the interior, and view the exact desk and chair where the founders of the United States signed the Declaration of Independence.

Another much loved symbol of American freedom is the Liberty Bell. At the Liberty Bell Center you can view the famous bell which tolled out public announcements from above Independence Hall.

The National Constitution Center is a new museum dedicated to the Constitution of the United States. Touted as being the most interactive history museum in America, the visitor will be entertained with multimedia presentations and other educational exhibits. This family friendly museum also hosts an exhibit of 42 life size bronze statues of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence.

Get your rental bus driver to take your group down to Penn’s Landing, where you will find the Independence Seaport Museum. Here you will find displays and exhibits on Philadelphia’s maritime history. This museum traces American maritime history from colonial times through to the Industrial Revolution. Tours of the U.S.S. Olympia are available, which was built in 1892 and is the oldest steel warship still afloat.

Drop into the U.S. Mint, the first and largest Mint in the United States. Visitors can take a self guided tour of the Mint, where the history of U.S. coinage is on display. Please note that you must produce government issued I.D. to enter the Mint.

If your group is visiting Philadelphia, and the Old City, give Bus Rentals Philadelphia a call. Bus Rentals Philadelphia provides a variety of vehicles to cater to any size group, and friendly, personalized service.