Walking up to 3 to 6 miles per day
Continental breakfast including a variety of breads and pastries, fresh fruit, oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, granola and cereal, plus one hot item on weekdays.
LECTURE: Hear from a local historian on The ethnicity of Philadelphia Neighborhoods. Following our lecture we will walk with our educator from the 19th C into the 17th as we pass sites on the Avenue of the Arts, into Mid-City into Society Hill, a neighborhood developed in the 1740's. The houses reflect the Georgian and Federal period architecture and have been historically restored.
Lunch today will be provided at a local eatery of historic significance.
After lunch we walk around Society Hill known as the Colonial city, to, America's most historic square mile, for a view to The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, both of which are national treasures and icons of American democracy. The old cracked Bell still proclaims Liberty and Independence Hall echoes the words, "We the People." Explore Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia and learn about the past and America's continuing struggle to fulfill the Founders' Declaration that "all men are created equal."
Dinner will be provided this evening in Chinatown which was settled in 1850.
This evening on our way back from Chinatown we will learn about the Modern City of Philadelphia and it's 1960's architecture.