Independence Hall

Philadelphia
PA

Pennsylvania State House, now known as Independence Hall

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Formerly the Pennsylvania State House. Site of the Second Continental Congresss and of the signing of the Declaration of Independence; access is available through a Park Ranger tour.

[King] George was unswervingly loyal to people he trusted and ideas he believed to be true; and he behaved in ways that a modern psychologist might interpret as obsessive. As a young man he would, for example, eat virtually the same dinner every day of his adult life (bread, soup, beets or turnips, and mutton — varying only on Sundays, when he allowed himself roast beef). The regularity of his tastes bespoke a deeper hunger for order.

Fred Anderson
Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754 - 1766 (2000)