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Signature City Philadelphia: National Treasures of History and Heritage

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Program #10238RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Mary Ellen from Alto, GA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
A Week in Philadelphia From Billy Penn to the Bill of Rights, to Philly Cheese, carnivore’s delight. From Quaker’s green city plan Commission on Antiquities, preserving the old, to Boulevard bisecting, Modern skyscrapers taller than William Penn Statute. From all the “Firsts:” Christ Church, Friends Meeting House, Capitol of new nation, Surgeon named “Physick,” Grid Layout Green spaces, Bell forged in America, From Swedish Museum of first inhabitants, First Zoo, Please Touch Museum, Penitentiary to encourage penitence, A Constitution as governing document, U.S. Postal Service, Mint, Colonial Flag, thirteen stars, five points, not six. To last night at Victor’s Cafe, site of Victrola Co. where wait staff sing opera! Progressive, preserving city, a city of brotherly, sisterly love. By Mary Ellen Myers 10/20/14

Isabel from Lexington, MA Number of programs attended: 28
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
Much to see and learn about the history of our country. Extensive walking ---no hills but some uneven bricks and cobblestones . Delicious food. A highlight was dinner at Victor's, an Italian restaurant with very talented singing waiters and waitressses

Nancy from Kansas City, MO Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
You will be proud of our country and thankful for our founding fathers after completion of this program.

Jeanne from Colorado Springs, CO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
Marvelous trip if you love history, good food, and a fair amount of walking. bring good walking shoes, as lots of cobblestones and uneven payment. We walked 1-3 miles per day. ( all flat)

Iris from Andover, MN Number of programs attended: 29
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
Philadelphia has been way to modest in claiming its huge role in establishing intellectual freedom in the U.S. I was amazed to learn about all the "firsts" they established---way beyond the post office and fire department we learned about in grade school. What a beautiful restoration of the historic places---where our nation truly began. Really fine program.

Jean from Thornhill, ON Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
This was my first Road Scholar trip and I really enjoyed it thanks to our very educated, organized, and foodie leader Fred Vincent.I have had Philly on my bucket list for quite a while and this city exceeded my expectations!I will certainly attend more Road Scholar trips in the future!

NANCY from Cumming, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
Philadelphia was wonderful thanks to a great leader and a fun group of people.

Bari from Scottsdale, AZ Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
Terrific. Thank you Fred and Margaret. Is there an evaluation? Very exciting. Loved everything. Thank you for all

Susie from Sacramento, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/20/14 - 04/25/14
Not only did this program refresh my school years knowledge of Philadelphia history, it provided refreshing and interesting new details of many of the pioneers that I likely would not have ever known about. It made me want to learn more and travel more!

Margaret from Lawrence, MI Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 11/10/13 - 11/15/13
I highly recommend "Signature City Philsdelphis: National Treasures of History and Heritage". It is very worthwhile.

Marie from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 10/20/13 - 10/25/13
With all the information to be presented, the website makes it easy to break down the info you are seeking.

Charles from Williamsville, NY Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/18/13
You may think you know a lot about Philadelphia and the Founding Fathers but attending this program will certainly expand your knowledge. The docents added so many interesting facts and little known things about this time in our country's history. The city architecture alone in a reason for a visit and the historical is great makes it doubly worthwhile.

Gary from Richland, WA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/17/13 - 09/22/13
A very interesting and enjoyable tour of Philadelphia. One learns about Philadelphia itself as well as the historic sites.

Dennis from Durham, NC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
Historic Philadelphia turns out to be very steeped in well-preserved sites/venues that are critical to the founding of our country, and is also aesthetically beautiful. This 5-day program offers a comprehensive and yet efficient way to sample this rich diversity. Being able to walk to and about most sites of interest served to enhance our "reliving" of our history. Also, having an experienced primary program leader who is a native Philadelphian (Fred Vincent) was invaluable. Dennis & Ann Stacey Durham NC October 2013

Walter from Arlington, VA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 09/17/13 - 09/22/13
A very good way to see and learn about Philadelphia.

David from Livingston, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/17/13 - 09/22/13
Delightful program. Can't imagine going on another trip other than with Road Scholar, if such is available at time and place needed.

Wanda from Tyler, TX Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/23/13 - 06/28/13
This was my first solo trip and I found the participants welcoming and interesting. I fell in love with Philadelphia.

Carolyn from Las Vegas, NV Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/19/13 - 05/24/13
This was a great experience. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in our founding fathers and the development of our government. The program leaders were terrific and the accommodations were comfortable with superb meals. As usual, the participants were warm, friendly, and welcoming. Thank you Marianne and Sara.


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