Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

The Liberty Bell

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Penn named the city Philadelphia, which is Greek for brotherly love (from philos, “love” or “friendship”, and adelphos, “brother”). As a Quaker, Penn had experienced religious persecution and wanted his colony to be a place where anyone could worship freely.

Established

October 27, 1682

Population

1.584 million

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

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Day 1

Morning – Group departs for Philadelphia where you will meet your tour guide late morning. You will acclimate yourselves to the City of Brotherly Love and enjoy a city tour.

Afternoon – Depart for the National Constitution Center for a visit and Multimedia show “Freedom Rising” and time to explore on your own.  Lunch will be served at this location.

Evening – You will make your way to the infamous Eastern State Penitentiary.  Enjoy an audio tour where some of the most notorious criminals, including bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and “Al Capone” resided! Group will enjoy dinner, then make your way to the hotel for check in.

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Day 2

Morning – An early rise will greet you with breakfast at the hotel. You will then depart for the Liberty Bell Pavilion, and view one of Philadelphia’s iconic symbols.  Continue on to Independence Hall and enjoy guided tour and presentation.

Afternoon – Lunch will be on your own. Why not try a famous Philly Cheesesteak sandwich! You’ll then depart for Valley Forge. This educational tour allows students to participate in a hands-on history lesson. You will see George Washington’s original headquarters!

Evening – Enjoy your farewell dinner at a local restaurant.  Afterwards you will meet your ghost guide and begin a spooktacular tour!  Return to the hotel.

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Day 3

Morning – Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then check out. Group will embark on educational, hands on visit to Bartram’s Gardens. Partake in the year-round program and try your hand in the art of botanical illustration. You will learn about the Artist William Bartram and view his famous paintings.

Afternoon – Group enjoys lunch, then departs for a safe journey home.

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