While in Philadelphia, we stayed for several nights at the Morris House Hotel, a lovely colonial-era B&Bin the heart of Philadelphia. The house has been restored to its original splendor, with modern conveniences added, of course. Our room was quite lovely, and in addition to being a historic home full of character, the location is fabulous.
The Morris House Hotel is on St. James Street, just off 8th Street (called "Jewelers' Row" because of the concentration of jewelry stores) only a few blocks from Market Street. Its location between the Old City historic district to the east and downtown to the west makes it a perfect spot for visiting much of Philadelphia on foot.
And visit on foot I did! I'm thankful that I had just bought a new pair of Dr. Scholl's sneakers, because I covered most of the city close in over two days--from Front Street and Elfreth's Alley all the way over to the Reading Terminal Market on Arch and 12th.
I'll post more about all of the things we saw later. As always, we seem to have adventures on our trips. The next post is called "getting locked in on the Philadelphia subway."