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10 ways to get red, white and blue in Philly this summer

There's so much to do in Philly to celebrate the United States.

Independence Hall

www.nps.gov/inde

Here, the Declaration of Independence was signed and the U.S. Constitution was adopted.

National Constitution Center

www.constitutioncenter.org

Leading the 225th anniversary celebration of the U.S. Constitution, the Center is hosting "From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen" through September.

National Museum of American Jewish History

www.nmajh.org

This museum marks the trials and triumphs of Jews through every phase of U.S. history.

The President's House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation

www.phila.gov/presidentshouse

View structural fragments of the home where Presidents Washington and Adams lived during their terms and where nine enslaved people served the first president.

Betsy Ross House

www.betsyrosshouse.org

The former home of America's most famous flag-maker is open to the public.

Liberty 360

www.historicphiladelphia.org

This 3-D show, narrated by Benjamin Franklin, explores American symbols of freedom.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia

www.aampmuseum.org

Taking a fresh and bold look at the stories of African-Americans through the innovative use of technology, photographs, videos and artifacts.

Christ Church and Burial Ground

www.christchurchphila.org

This is the former house of worship for George Washington, Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin and the final resting place of Franklin and his wife.

Wawa Welcome America!

www.welcomeamerica.com

Celebrating the nation's birthday in its birthplace, this city-wide party (June 25-July 4) includes free concerts, fireworks shows, an ice cream festival and much more festive fun.

Liberty Bell Center

www.nps.gov/inde

This is home to the famous cracked bell that was a symbol of freedom for abolitionists.

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