Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.


Call (800) 454-5768

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET


Create an account                             Forgot your password?

or Log In via Facebook

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Signature City Philadelphia: National Treasures of History and Heritage

Select a Date

 

SIGN UP

and receive your

FREE E-NEWSLETTER

&

E-Photo Book:



Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:

Location

PA

Interest

Signature Cities

Price Range

$1000 - $1500

Start Date

End Date

More Options


Road Scholar
Program #10238RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
See all of our Most Popular programs.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Philadelphia is America’s most remarkable hometown, enriched by centuries of history, heritage, culture, and connections. Led by experts, experience its lively diversity as we explore neighborhoods such as Society Hill, Independence National Park, the Italian Market, and elegant Rittenhouse Square. You’ll also learn about the role of civic institutions, architecture of different eras, and savor the flavor of our flourishing dining renaissance. On certain dates of this learning adventure, we will be offering two sessions of this program occurring at separate hotels — choose the lodging that best suits your comfort and budget!


Highlights

• Retrace the footsteps of our Founding Fathers — and Mothers! — from William Penn to Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross as we walk to Olde City sites including Independence Hall and Elfreth’s Alley.
• Marvel at distinctive architecture spanning three centuries of achievement on Society Hill, at City Hall, and the Masonic Temple.
• Experience the rich tradition of the arts and culture of Philadelphia at a public event.

Program Notes

On the following dates of this learning adventure, we will be offering two concurrent sessions of this program occurring at separate hotels: April 20; May 5; June 15; and September 21. Please review options and choose the lodging that best suits your comfort and budget.

Activity Notes

Walking one mile (about 10-12 city blocks) each day. Walking/standing at historic sites and museums. Some use of public transportation, getting on/off city buses.

Date Notes
5/5/2014
On May 5, Road Scholar will offer two sessions of 10238 at two separate hotels. One will be at the moderately priced Club Quarters Hotel and the upgraded option will be at the DoubleTree Philadelphia Center City.9/21/2014
On September 21, Road Scholar will offer two sessions of 10238 at two separate hotels. One will be at the moderately priced Club Quarters Hotel and the upgraded option will be at the Hyatt at the Bellevue.

Coordinated by The Philadelphia Society For The Preservation Of Landmarks.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips

Ratings

Not yet rated
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Back to Back Adventures

Choose a nearby learning adventure to add before or after this program:

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2014
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768