Philadelphia’s popularity as a student tour destination is both well earned and easily understood. When visiting the Historic District, including touring the iconic Independence Hall and viewing the Liberty Bell, students are immersed in the colonial history of the United States.
For an in-depth exploration of the time period, include time at the new Museum of the American Revolution. Or have your students engage with a Revolutionary Era Soldier as he discusses the life of a member of the Continental Army.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors to “Find beauty, enchantment, and the unexpected among artistic and architectural achievements from the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.” And while you’re there, don’t forget to visit the statue of “Rocky Balboa” at the top of the Rocky Steps!
After running up the Rocky Steps, take a walking tour through The Giant Heart at the Franklin Institute, the popular science museum with exhibits for all interests.
The National Constitution Center highlights the history and content of this significant founding document. For a unique look at criminal justice, tour Eastern State Penitentiary, once the most expensive and famous prison in the country.
Not surprisingly, Philadelphia offers a wide variety of evening activities to visiting student groups. Take in a concert at the Kimmel Center, watch the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, or attend a theatre production at Walnut Street Theatre.
You can also combine a visit to Philadelphia with excursions to Gettysburg or Lancaster’s Amish Country, expanding your students’ understanding of our country’s history and regional cultures.
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