Updated: May 4, 2021
My son loves the National Treasure Movies so we felt it was time to take him to Philadelphia. He was 7 at the time. My brother lived in DC so after a visit with him, we all went to Philly and got a chance to catch up with our cousins who live there.
We took Amtrak train to Philadelphia from Washington DC. It is very easy to do. I would highly suggest you book tickets ahead of time. They do have a snack car that has a few tables you can sit and eat at, play games or work at. For more info on Amtrak click here: I took this train for about 10 yrs growing up from Ohio to NJ. We always paid for a sleeper car that had beds and a bathroom in a small private room.
Once we got there we got a taxi to our hotel. We usually stay at Marriott's so we chose the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel.
Once Upon a Nation are story tellers, reenactments of history from the past around Philadelphia. We loved this and happened to fit one into our schedule. They have them at these locations:
1. Independence Visitor Center
2. Independence Square, behind Independence Hall
3. Signer’s Garden
4. Carpenters’ Hall
5. Museum of the American Revolution
6. The Powel House
7. Elfreth’s Alley
8. Franklin Court
9. Christ Church
10. Betsy Ross House
11. Arch Street Meeting House
12. The Lincoln Financial Storytelling Bench at the National Constitution Center
13. Franklin Square