I moved to Philadelphia 6 months ago and needless to say I’ve enjoyed my time more than I thought. I’ve had some great opportunities at Villanova and beyond, one being my new job at the National Constitution center. If you haven’t been, I strongly recommend it. I’ve been working there for about a week and it’s been a blast. It is the only institution designed around the Constitution. And while we do not have the original Constitution in house we have the first public printing as well as Signer’s Hall, dedicated to the signers of the Constitution. In addition, we also have a live show called “Freedom Rising” that documents the creation of the Constitution and a feature exhibit called Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello.
On December 15, is Bill of Rights Day and tickets to get in are only $5! Stop by and see the show, exhibit and learn about the Bill of Rights! It’s a perfect place to do some touristy things if you’re new to the area or have been here for years. Plus Independence Hall is two blocks away! Just another reason why Philadelphia is a great place to live. There is so much history all around that needs to be explored.