20362
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Flower Show, Barnes Foundation, Longwood and Winterthur (5 nights)
In Philadelphia — home to America’s first horticultural society — experience the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show. Plus, attend a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra!
Rating (5)
Program No. 20362RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,349
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Getting There
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At a Glance

The fabulous Philadelphia Flower Show, an internationally renowned treasure, is America’s oldest and grandest indoor horticultural display. Explore breathtaking exhibits presenting the talents of designers and landscapers who “force” perennials, shrubs and trees into bloom to create full-scale gardens and floral displays. Plus, travel to the beautiful Brandywine Valley visiting the gardens of Longwood and Winterthur; visit the collections of the Barnes Foundation and for a finale, a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Moderate walking up to one mile on busy city streets. Extensive walking at the Flower Show itself; wheelchairs are available at the show if needed.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Led by an expert, enjoy privileged access to the Flower Show before the crowds arrive, with significant free time to explore on your own.
  • Explore the unique Barnes Foundation at its magnificent Philadelphia campus and attend a cultural event from current offerings.
  • Go behind the scenes at Longwood Gardens to see what it takes to maintain its indoor and outdoor gardens, then enter another time at Winterthur, with its priceless art, antiques and 60-acre garden.

General Notes

Participants in this program receive VIP passes for early-morning private viewing before the Flower Show opens to the public. An abbreviated three-night version of this program is also available: #20363.
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Nancy Webster is a student and teacher of history. After receiving her B.A. magna cum laude from Radcliffe College of Harvard University, Nancy’s interest in early American history took her to William & Mary College where she received a double M.A. degree in American studies and museum curatorship. Today, she lectures and consults on planning, preservation and historical research. She is a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars, Fellows in American Studies, the Friend’s Historical Association, Women Historians of the Delaware Valley, and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Nancy is also curator and a board member of the Delaware Historical Society.
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