The City of Brotherly Love - 3 Days

Philadelphia History and Culture

Program Highlights & Inclusions

  • Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
  • Transportation throughout your trip
  • Founding Fathers presentation
  • Visit to Independence Hall with a Park Ranger lecture
  • Visit to the Liberty Bell
  • Admission to the Betsy Ross House
  • Guided tour of the National Liberty Museum
  • Admission to the National Constitution Center
  • Admission to the Franklin Institute
  • Guided Ghost Tour
  • Visit to the U.S. Mint
  • Guided tour of Valley Forge National Park

  • Daily Itinerary

    Day 1

    You'll depart on the bus for your trip. The bus should arrive 15 minutes prior to this departure time.

    You'll arrive at your hotel and check in.

    You will meet your tour manager.

    Get your history straight from the source! You'll hear a presentation from one of our Founding Fathers or Mothers.

    You'll visit and tour Independence Hall. From 1775 to 1783 (except for the winter of 1777 - 1778 when Philadelphia was occupied by the British Army) this was the meeting place for the Second Continental Congress. It was in the Assembly Room of this building that George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army in 1775 and the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. In the same room the design of the American flag was agreed upon in 1777, the Articles of Confederation were adopted in 1781, and the U. S. Constitution was drafted in 1787.

    You'll head to the Liberty Bell Pavilion for a visit. In 1915, the bell came home to Philadelphia, where it now silently reminds us of the power of liberty. For more than 200 years people from around the world have felt the bell's message. No one can see liberty, but people have used the Liberty Bell to represent this important idea.

    You'll head to the Bourse for dinner in the food court. Your tour manager will have a voucher for you to use.

    Day 2

    You'll have breakfast.

    Visit the home of Betsy Ross. This building was generally recognized as the place where Betsy Ross lived when she made the first American Flag. Several of her surviving family members, including daughters, grandchildren and a niece said that this was the location of the legendary event.

    You'll take a guided tour of the National Liberty Museum, dedicated to preserving freedom and democracy by fostering good character and understanding for all people through education.

    Visit the National Constitution Center where you'll see a multimedia presentation about the US Constitution and have time to view the exhibits. In Signers' Hall you'll see life size bronze statues of all the signers of the Constitution.

    You will have lunch.

    You'll visit the Franklin Institute. Explore this museum that honors Benjamin Franklin and his inventions. It offers new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would both amaze and delight Mr. Franklin himself.

    You'll have dinner.

    You'll discover the secrets hidden in the shadows of America's most historic and most haunted city on a guided Ghost Tour.

    You will return to your hotel for the evening.

    Day 3

    You'll have breakfast.

    You'll take a self-guided tour of the United States Mint that covers both the present state of coin manufacturing as well as the history of the Mint.

    You'll check out of your hotel room.

    You'll take a tour of Valley Forge National Park, the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.

    You will have lunch.

    You'll board your bus and begin the return trip home.

    Approximate arrival time at your school.





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