The U.S. began as Great Britain’s rowdy younger sibling with little of Europe’s history. However, over the centuries, it earned a colorful past of its own. There’s no better way to appreciate American history than seeing it for yourself. Whether it’s civil rights, military battles, music, or architecture that you enjoy, these are the 15 best cities for history buffs.
1. Philadelphia, PA
The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Geno’s cheesesteaks … Philadelphia is home to many historic symbols. It’s not Pennsylvania’s capital, but it was briefly the U.S. capital after hosting both the First and Second Continental Congresses. In addition to scenes from the Revolutionary period, visitors can see newer parts of history, like the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where Sylvester Stallone was immortalized as Rocky.
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