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Amazing to see pictures of some of the founding fathers. I'd not seen paintings of Adams or others before. Fascinating snippets of their lives. Would have liked more info on some. Lovely building and well laid out. Enjoyed this gallery with a difference !
The Second Bank, aka old Customs House, is a museum within Independence National Historical Park. There is essentially one gallery full of portraits of all the luminaries from the Revolutionary generation, many painted by Charles Willson Peale. An exhibit on Peale's museum is in a...More
This very old bank building has been converted into a wonderful portrait gallery ....and the explanatory notes were a great help in discovering the people that helped grow our country. We were also very pleasantly surprised to find that the guards were extremely well versed...More
I just happened upon this gallery en route to the Independence Hall. It is free and housed in a grand building which was the Second Bank of the USA. There are supporting pillars along the two main sides of the central hall. Unfortunately there is...More
We ducked in just to cool off and thank goodness we did. It was a remarkable collection of portraits. It really helps you put a face with a name of our founding fathers and other important people of the time. I was amazed at the...More
Second Bank has been turned from a bank into a portrait museum, smaller than the National Portrait Museum in Washington DC, but still chock-full of historical portraits, mainly of the Founding Fathers and associates from that era. Entrance is free, and there are rangers there...More
I like that Philadelphia has preserved the building that once housed the Second Bank with a portrait gallery dedicated to those Philadelphians who formed our country. There is a lot to learn when you read about them while browsing this free attraction.