WHAT TO DO
Liberty Bell Center, 501 Market St., .
Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut St.; (877) 444-6777, http://www.nps.gov/inde. From March 1 to Dec. 31, free timed and dated tickets are required (a $1.50 a ticket service fee applies for tickets booked online or by phone.
Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market sts.; (800) 537-7676), http://www.independencevisitorcenter.com. Distributes free tickets daily for Independence Hall.
National Constitution Center, Independence Mall, 525 Arch St.; (215) 409-6600, .
African American Museum of Philadelphia, 701 Arch St., (215) 574-0380, .
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East, (215) 923-3811, http://www.nmajh.org.
WHERE TO STAY
Sheraton Society Hill, 1 Dock St.; (800) 325-3535, (215) 238-6000; http://www.sheratonsocietyhillhotel.com. Walking distance to Independence Mall. Doubles from $149.
WHERE TO EAT
City Tavern, 138 S. 2nd St.; (215) 413-1443, http://www.citytavern.com. Our forefathers once ate and drank here.
TO LEARN MORE
Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. http://www.visitphilly.com