Have Fun in Yorktown PA
Yorktown, Philadelphia, PA had a fantastic minute thanks to the Eagles’ very first Super Dish win, but the historic city is more than simply its football team. The City of Brotherly Love is an ideal place for families to visit. Kids of all ages will enjoy museum hopping, rediscovering history, sightseeing, and indulging in genuine Philadelphia cheesesteaks, of course.
The Franklin Institute Science Museum
Science enthusiasts will enjoy learning more about electricity, the brain, the Earth, and physics through the various exhibits at The Franklin Institute. Families can also discover how science is used in the world of sports as well as in locomotives and in-flight; learn more about how numerous machines operate; and find out more about the human heart by “exploring” Franklin Institute Giant Heart, one of its most popular attractions.
Please Touch Museum
This children’s museum is designed for children from six months up to age seven. Please Touch has nearly a dozen attractions including a mock city display where little ones can hop on board a real car, city bus, and trolley; Wonderland, where kids can dress up and pretend to be a part of Alice’s adventure; a children’s garden; a water play area; a rocket room; an imagination playground; a toddler zone; and a carousel. Don’t forget to bring your kids to historic sites for them to discover history!
Independence Hall & The Liberty Bell Center
History buffs will enjoy visiting Independence Hall, the building where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were debated and signed. Some of the original furnishings remain within Independence Hall, including the Rising Sun Armchair where George Washington sat.
Adventure Aquarium is right near Philly on the Camden Beachfront and residences 8,500 marine types in around 2 million gallons of water. It is the only aquarium in the world to display hippos.
U. S. Mint
Not far from Independence Hall and The Liberty Bell Center are Christ Church Burial Ground, which is the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin, and the U.S. Mint. At the U.S. Mint, families can take a tour of how American coins are made. The Mint has been in continuous operation for more than 200 years and houses the first coining press used to make the first coins in the U.S. in 1792.
Other Places of Interest
Take in a Phillies baseball game at Citizens Bank. The baseball stadium is also home to the “Phanatic Phun” zone, a small playground with slides, tunnels, and games for kids eight and under. Or, go strolling through Reading Terminal Market, a large indoor farmers’ market that also has restaurants where you can pick up lunch.