Join us on Sunday, March 29th for a fun tour of historic sites around Philadelphia.
We will be leaving the hotel at 9 a.m. and returning at 2:30 p.m.
$59 per person | Lunch is at the Food Court at the Bourse in Old City
(cost of lunch is not included in the cost of the tour)
Wondering where we are going? Below is the complete list of stops.
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Between 5th & 6th on Chestnut Street
Independence Hall was the birthplace of our nation. This historic site was originally built as the Pennsylvania State House, and it is where the Declaration of Independence was first adopted, and where the U.S. Constitution was written.
Old City Hall
501 Chestnut Street
Built as the City Hall of Philadelphia, the building was used by the U. S. Supreme Court from the time the building was completed in 1791 until 1800, when the Federal Government was moved to Washington, D.C.
526 Market Street
Tradition tells of a chime that changed the world on July 8, 1776, with the Liberty Bell ringing out from the tower of Independence Hall summoning the citizens of Philadelphia to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon.
Later, the Liberty Bell gained iconic importance when abolitionists in their efforts to put an end to slavery throughout America adopted it as a symbol.
320 Chestnut Street
Founded in Philadelphia in 1724, the Carpenters’ Company was an organization of carpenters who associated with each other to advance their trade and help each other out in time of need. Their building—Carpenters’ Hall—hosted the First Continental Congress in 1774. Carpenter’s Hall was also the original home of the First Bank of the United States from its creation in 1791 until the completion of the First Bank building in 1797.
The Bourse Food Hall
13 South 5th Street
Founded in 1891 by George Bartol, the Bourse was the first in the world to house a stock exchange, maritime exchange, and grain-trading exchange simultaneously. Today, it has been repurposed as an international food hall with local roots, where we will stop for lunch. Lunch will be on your own.
20 North American Street (2nd above Market Street)
Christ Church, the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church, was founded in 1695 as a condition of William Penn’s Charter. Known as “The Nation’s Church,” it hosted members of the Continental Congress during the American Revolution and Presidents George Washington and John Adams in the first decade of the newly established Republic.
Betsy Ross House
239 Arch Street
The Betsy Ross House is the former home of the famed Quaker flag-maker. Betsy Ross and her husband, John Ross, never owned this house, but rented here between the years of 1773 and 1786. The house was built about 1740. Betsy and John ran their upholstery business out of the house as well.
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
The National Constitution Center brings together people of all ages and perspectives, across America and around the world, to learn about, debate, and celebrate the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution.
The Center serves as America’s leading platform for constitutional education and debate, fulfilling its congressional charter “to disseminate information about the U.S. Constitution on a nonpartisan basis.”