Sarah Palin Visits Liberty Bell, Plans Bus Tour Stop in New York

ABC News' Sheila Marikar ( @sheilaym ) reports from Philadelphia, Penn.:

More than a hundred tourists, fans and members of the media - and at least a few terrified/starstuck children - crowded around Sarah Palin as she visited the Liberty Bell museum in Philadelphia, Pa. this afternoon.

She told ABC News that she's relishing her whirlwind road trip.

"Each site we're at is just so inspiring and confirming in me and me and in my family how important it is that we all learn about our foundation so that we can move forward very clearly," she said.

And she confirmed she's heading to the Empire State next, saying, "we're going to spend a little bit of time here before we go to New York."

Todd Palin and other members of the Palin family accompanied the former Alaska governor on a tour of the museum as fans, press, and school tour groups jockeyed for her attention. Palin shook hands and took photos - one with a crying child who stopped wailing when she bent down to pose next to his stroller.

As far as her plan for the 2012 election, Palin maintained she's still figuring out her plan, but confirmed to reporters that she will visit Iowa, a key state in the race to the Republican nomination.

Here's a look at the throng of people surrounding Palin:

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