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Since we’ll soon be moving our son from quaint Oxford, Ohio, to historic Philadelphia, I’ve been checking out Philly’s hotels and must-see’s. And because May is National Preservation Month, I’m focusing on the grand, old dames of architecture.
Here are a few interesting sites I came across (of course, I’m looking for input from those in the know, so please share):
- Carpenter’s Hall is part of the Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia, a free self-guided tour of America’s birthplace. This tour looks awesome— like one square mile of everything I learned in American History 101-400 (except that I never took that many history courses).
- According to its website, McGillin’s Olde Ale House is the oldest continually operating tavern in Philadelphia. Its beer taps have been flowing since Lincoln was elected president and last year, in celebration of its 150th anniversary, the tavern launched its own label called McGillin’s 1860 IPA. Unfiltered, like it was in the 1800s. Sounds like something worth checking out, yes?
- Our son will be attending Temple University, so The Conwell Inn catches my attention. Does anyone know anything about this on-campus hotel?
Don’t forget, I’m looking for more ideas. Send me some comments!