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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Signature City Philadelphia: National Treasures of History and Heritage

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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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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.


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.

Activity Notes

Walking 1/2 mile (about 6 city blocks) when visiting sites in Old City. Walking/standing at historic sites and museums. Some use of public transportation, getting on/off city buses..

Date Notes
9/7/2015
Lodging is at a full-service hotel in Rittenhouse Square9/28/2015
Lodging is at a full-service hotel in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district.10/4/2015
Lodging is at a members-only hotel in Rittenhouse Square.10/18/2015
Lodging is at a members-only hotel in Rittenhouse Square.11/5/2015
Lodging is at a members-only hotel in Rittenhouse Square.3/14/2016
Lodging is at a members-only hotel in Rittenhouse Square.4/17/2016
Lodging is at a members-only hotel in Rittenhouse Square.5/5/2016
Lodging is at a full-service hotel in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district.5/30/2016
Lodging is at a full-service hotel in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district.6/12/2016
Lodging is at a members-only hotel in Rittenhouse Square.6/21/2016
Lodging is at a members-only hotel in Rittenhouse Square.

Coordinated by The Philadelphia Society For The Preservation Of Landmarks.


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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
2 Performances

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