Adventure in The Birthplace of American Independence: Philadelphia

A celebration of the colonial spirit can be found at every turn in the historic “City of Brotherly Love.”

As our nation’s first capital, Philadelphia offers no shortage of places to visit that are specific to this era. From the Franklin Institute to Franklin Court, Founding Father Benjamin Franklin’s patriotism and scientific fervor are memorialized.  Students will find that a visit to Philadelphia brings their study of history to life.

Our top picks for a trip to “Philly”:

Visit the Liberty Bell  and learn all about that famous crack on this icon of American independence and read its inspiring inscription.

At the Betsy Ross House learn the story of the woman reputed to have sewn the original Red, White, and Blue. She was more than just a seamstress and you can immerse yourself in the details of this popular tale.

Want more Revolutionary Era knowledge? Choose to visit Congress Hall, Independence Hall, or the Museum of the American Revolution.

To balance out the historical side of your visit (and get some lunch to refuel for more touring!) head to the corner of 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue in South Philly to check out rivals Pat and Geno: try a Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches from both and you decide who makes the best one!

Pretend to be Rocky and run up the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Be sure to hum the movie theme song as you do!

This is just scratching the surface of the fun and educational opportunities you will find in Philadelphia.

Whether you are interested in Philadelphia for your students or have another destination in mind, Suburban Tours can handle every detail, from start to finish.  Contact us at 401-723-6770.

 

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