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Pennsylvania

The American Revolution from Philadelphia to Trenton

Program No. 22708RJ
Follow in the Revolutionary footsteps of George Washington from Philadelphia to the Delaware River, visiting battle sites, national landmarks and his tactical headquarters on the way.
Length
7 days
Rating (5)
Activity Level
Starts at
2,199

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 23 - Apr 29, 2023
Starting at
2,199
Itinerary Note

Interested in learning more about Philadelphia? Join us the week before (4/16/23) on our Garden (21967) or Signature City (10238) Programs.

May 14 - May 20, 2023
Starting at
2,199
Itinerary Note

Interested in learning more about Philadelphia? Join us the week before (5/7/23) or the week after (5/21/23) on our World of Art (23179), Garden (21967) or Signature City (10238) Programs.

Oct 15 - Oct 21, 2023
Starting at
2,199
Itinerary Note

Interested in learning more about Philadelphia? Consider signing up for our Signature City program (10238). You could join us the week prior (10/8/23 or 10/22/23). You could also join us the week of 10/8/23 for our Garden tour (21967).

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 23 - Apr 29, 2023
Starting at
2,949
Itinerary Note

Interested in learning more about Philadelphia? Join us the week before (4/16/23) on our Garden (21967) or Signature City (10238) Programs.

May 14 - May 20, 2023
Starting at
2,949
Itinerary Note

Interested in learning more about Philadelphia? Join us the week before (5/7/23) or the week after (5/21/23) on our World of Art (23179), Garden (21967) or Signature City (10238) Programs.

Oct 15 - Oct 21, 2023
Starting at
2,949
Itinerary Note

Interested in learning more about Philadelphia? Consider signing up for our Signature City program (10238). You could join us the week prior (10/8/23 or 10/22/23). You could also join us the week of 10/8/23 for our Garden tour (21967).

At a Glance

Follow in the footsteps of George Washington and the Continental Army from Philadelphia to Valley Forge, across the Delaware to Trenton where American troops savored their first victory. Learn about Washington’s strategy and role in commanding troops in America’s fight for independence on visits to iconic locations of the American Revolution in Philadelphia and beyond including battle sites, 18th-century landmarks and Washington’s tactical headquarters.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Lots of walking, stairs and climbing on and off buses.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Take field trips in Philadelphia to private libraries, explore Independence Hall, see the Liberty Bell and visit the new Museum of the American Revolution.
  • Walk with a historical interpreter through Valley Forge National Park and imagine the Continental Army camped there in the winter of 1776.
  • Visit the Delaware River crossing site, where Washington launched his troops and crossed on that fateful icy night of December 24, and travel to New Jersey to see where the troops began the nighttime march to Trenton.
Featured Expert
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John Becton
Joe Becton was introduced to history by his father, a history teacher in the Philadelphia School District. After attending Philadelphia public schools, he went on to earn associate degrees in social work and social science and a B.A. in history education at the University of West Florida. He is a noted Philadelphia musical artist who performs a repertoire of 19th century spirituals and Civil War songs. He also interprets the styles of music developed by Africans in America and the collision of cultures that created the music we call gospel, jazz and blues. Joe is a retired National Park Service Ranger at Independence National Historical Park.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Joe Becton was introduced to history by his father, a history teacher in the Philadelphia School District. After attending Philadelphia public schools, he went on to earn associate degrees in social work and social science and a B.A. in history education at the University of West Florida. He is a noted Philadelphia musical artist who performs a repertoire of 19th century spirituals and Civil War songs. He also interprets the styles of music developed by Africans in America and the collision of cultures that created the music we call gospel, jazz and blues. Joe is a retired National Park Service Ranger at Independence National Historical Park.
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Tish Byrne View biography
An artist and historian, Tish Byrne is passionate about all aspects of her native city and its environment after having lived in and led explorations at the Physick House, which belongs to Philadelphia Landmarks. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts later becoming an administrative assistant to the Director of the school. Presently, she leads excursions for the mural arts program, is a docent at Historic Christ Church and leads explorations of Philadelphia landmarks.
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Mitchell Kramer View biography
Mitchell Kramer has a B.A. in playwriting from Hampshire College and attended Circle in the Square acting conservatory. He has worked off-Broadway and in regional theater including the New York Theater Workshop and Dorset Theater Festival. He is a costumed Historic Interpreter portraying Benjamin Franklin in Old City Philadelphia. Mitchell has written and produced plays for children and adults and a series of historically accurate stories about 18th century Philadelphia for Historic Philadelphia, Inc. He is on the Board of Directors of Mount Sinai Cemetery.
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Lauren Kain View biography
Lauren Biddle Kain is the site coordinator for Philadelphia Landmarks Road Scholar. She received her BS/BA from Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. After marriage and transfer to the San Diego area, she began working at EVENT NETWORK, a leading experiental retail operator, on behalf of cultural attractions such as zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums, museums, science centers and other cultural attractions. Lauren and her family now reside in the Philadelphia area. She started working with Road Scholar as a junior Group Leader for Grandparent Programs.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
William Penn's Holy Experiment
by Bronner, E.B.
Philadelphia - Portrait of an American City
by Wolf, Edwin 2nd
1776
by David McCullough
A Concise History of Philadelphia
by Ron Avery
Washington: A Life
by Ron Chernow
Autobiography
by Franklin, Benjamin
The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented The Constitution
by David O. Stewart
Philadelphia: A 300-Year History / Edition 1
by Russell F. Weigley
In this, the definitive comprehensive history of Philadelphia, the reader will discover a rich and colorful portrait of one of America's most vital, interesting, and illustrious cities.





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