Liberty Bell

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Freedoms rings in America’s first capital

Prepare for an action-packed adventure in a city alive with history and culture when you visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Once our nation’s capital, envision the powerful events here that shaped our nation. See the Liberty Bell. Independence Hall, Valley Forge, and other sites that affected the course of history.

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4 Days
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Independence HallAmish CountryEdgar Allen Poe National Historic SiteBetsy Ross House
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Welcome to Philadelphia!
  • Arrive in Philadelphia, PA Meet your Course Leader and prepare for an action-packed adventure in a city alive with history and culture. Philadelphia served as our nation's capital until 1800.
  • Franklin Institute Explore a museum dedicated to hands-on learning. With exhibits focused on railroads, aviation, and science, the Franklin Institute has no lack of adventure.
  • Dinner
  • Rocky Stairs The iconic scene from the movie Rocky, where Sylvester Stallone ran up these steps makes this site a must-see. Recreate the scene with your friends and take lots of pictures!
  • Eastern State Penitentiary This prison has been abandoned since 1971, but has held some of America's most famous criminals including Al "Scarface" Capone.
  • Hotel Check-In
Day 2 Be a Part of History!
  • Breakfast
  • Independence National Historical Park Take a look at Carpenter's Hall, where the First Continental Congress met in 1774. Browse through Independent Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Constitution was written.
  • Visit majestic Congress Hall, where Congress met from 1790-1800. Finish your morning by visiting one of America's most hallowed symbols of liberty, the Liberty Bell.
  • Lunch
  • Independence National Historical State Park (continued) Continue exploring this historical park with a trip to Christ Church. Historical greats like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin worshiped in this sanctuary, which has been an active church since 1695.
  • Hop over to Franklin Court, where you'll see the "ghost house" representing Benjamin Franklin's home, a working print shop, the B. Free Franklin post office, and an underground museum.
  • Betsy Ross House Visit the home of our nation's most famous flag maker and the actual site where Betsy Ross made the American flag.
  • Elfreth's Alley Walk along beautiful Elfreth's Alley, America's oldest residential street, knowing that you're walking in the footsteps of many of our founding fathers and historical icons.
  • Dinner
  • Return to Hotel
Day 3 Lancaster and More!
  • Breakfast
  • Valley Forge As the home of General George Washington's Continental Army winter encampment, this large park holds many treasures. Take a peek at the Washington Memorial Chapel, Washington's headquarters, and the National Memorial Arch.
  • Lunch
  • Depart for Lancaster
  • Amish Country Explore another world in the largest Amish community in the country. Visit a traditional Amish farm, pretzel factory, school house, and cemetery. Discover the customs and traditions of Colonial Lancaster.
  • Dinner
  • Return to Philadelphia
Day 4 Continue Exploring our Nation's First Capital!
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel Check-Out
  • City Hall Take in the breathtaking view of the city from the observation deck. Don't miss the 37-foot statue of William Penn atop the 548-foot tower of City Hall.
  • U.S. Mint Tour the world's largest mint and discover the coins created there. Walk the halls of the first mint commissioned under George Washington in 1792.
  • Penn's Landing/Independence Seaport Museum Soak in the sights of Philadelphia's beautiful waterfront. See the seaport where William Penn docked in 1682.
  • Lunch
  • Edgar Allen Poe National Historical Site Take a look around the house Poe lived in from 1843-1844, where he wrote the "Tell-Tale Heart".
  • Depart Philadelphia for Home Please note: Travel time from different parts of the country may modify this itinerary. Prices vary depending on departure city and duration of program. *Itineraries may be modified and inclusions and airports substituted depending on your travel dates, arrival and departure times, national holidays, hours of operation, and events beyond WorldStrides’ control.

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