Places to Visit »Portrait Gallery

portrait gallery brittany hague george washingtonI happen to love both portraiture and our forefathers, so the Portrait Gallery inside the second bank of America in Philadelphia in Independence National Historical Park was a neat stop for me. Seeing portraits of the likes of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and the handsome Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton make them seem more like real people rather than myths of history books.

And when you think about it, they were pretty remarkable: daring, inventive, devoted, and courageous – they were men who would probably rise up in revolt over the past fews years to see what some politicians have done to their country.

The gallery is expansive and includes portraits of not only the well known greats, but hundreds of men and women that shaped this country as well as a pretty sweet bald eagle.

Admission is free, so there's no cause to skip this next time you're in the area. See my photos?here.

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Posted on January 12, 2009

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