Continuing my day trip with Hanna to some famous landmarks in Philadelphia after leaving the Betsy Ross House we took a nice walk over to the National Liberty Museum.
Unfortunately we were a little pressed for time with so many places we were trying to visit in one afternoon so we didn’t get to spend much time in this museum. I have visited in the past and it really is a great place to visit. The museum is located on Chestnut Street and first opened in January 2000. It is dedicated to preserving American’s heritage of Freedom.
The museum has some famous art work on display and one of the main pieces they have is titled “Flame of Liberty” created by American sculptor Dale Chihuly and is a 20 foot tall glass sculpture.
As I mentioned we didn’t actually go into the museum itself but rather asked the front desk if we could just head back to the gift shop which they were more than happy to allow. There are lots of pieces of jewelry, glass art and unique gifts available in the gift shop but I’m sure you know what we were there for….pennies.
The penny machine was located in the back of the gift shop just outside the restrooms. It was a three design Eurolink electric machine and was working perfectly when we used it (Hanna always likes pressing the buttons on these machines).
National Liberty Museum was listed across the top of each design which included: The Liberty Torch, Jelly Bean Children, and the Flame of Liberty sculpture. I packed the pennies away and held Hanna’s hands together so she wouldn’t accidentally knock over any of the expensive glass art work available for sale in the store. We thanked the lady at the front desk for letting us through without paying and headed back outside. Hanna asked for a quick snack of some Cheerios and we were off to our next destination.