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Today we are trying to see a last few things before we head (back) to Philadelphia. We headed to the naval memorial centre which was closed for function last night. Then across to the National Archives to see the original Declaration of Independence, signed by the 56 members of the continental congress in 1776. We also saw the Constitution of the USA, the longest lasting written national constitution in the world, signed in 1787; the Bill of Rights added to the Constitution in 1791 and an original Magna Carta confirmed by Edward I in 1297, one of only four remaining and the only one permanently residing in the US.

From the archives we headed to American History which at the end of summer is closing for major renovations, so some of the exhibits were closed but we got to see some original Muppet muppets, the flag that was draped on the Pentagon after 9/11 and a really good American war exhibit.

Regretfully leaving DC behind us we headed to Philadelphia for an evening arrival and some Chinatown food.


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