When exploring Independence Historical Park, don't miss the Second Bank of the United States, with its rich collection of portraits of key figures from our history.the building is a neoclassical masterpiece designed by William Strickland, one,of our most important early American architects, in 1824. It's exterior is based loosely on the Parthenon in Athens. Once inside, you can see almost 200 portraits of keys figures from American history, many of which are by Charles Willson Peale, the artist who founded the Pennsylvania Academy as well as a personal dynasty of artists. Admission is free, and this is an historical site that should not be missed.
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