The Historic American Revolution Trail of Greater Philadelphia

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From the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the writing of our Constitution, Philadelphia has become known as the birthplace of the nation. But the Revolution didn’t just take place at Independence Hall — a lot of seminal events in the Revolutionary War went down in the Greater Philadelphia area.

This trail will take you to the region’s most significant and fascinating American Revolution sites that helped shape the country, from the authentic camps at Valley Forge to the bombed-out buildings at Fort Mifflin to the spot where George Washington crossed the Delaware River to surprise the British in 1776.

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