At the Balcony Café on the Mezzanine, the breakfast buffet offers hot and cold items.
After breakfast, we will have a lecture on "Founding Fathers". After our lecture we will board our bus. We will visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The old cracked Bell still proclaims liberty and Independence Hall echoes the words, "We the People". Explore Franklin's Philadelphia and America's continuing struggle to fulfill the Founders' declaration of "all men are created equal". Enjoy a ranger-guided introduction to Independence Hall and a self-guided exploration at Liberty Bell with a park ranger available for questions. Road Scholar has already purchased your ticket for a specified entry time. However, if you arrive a day ahead or stay later and wish to go back to Independence Hall, you will need to acquire a free ticket at the Visitors Center on the day of your visit for a specified time.
Lunch is on your own today at the Bourse.
We’ll then go to the new Museum of the American Revolution, the first of its kind to trace the steps that lead to our break with the “Mother Country” of England and eventually to revolutionary war. Led by an educator, we will take a virtual journey through the American Revolution, encountering the events, people, and ideals of the founding of the United States through state-of-the-art design and technology. The collection of thousands of objects includes works of art, manuscripts, and printed pieces from the period. One particularly historic item is the original tent that George Washington used as his command center.
We will have dinner at historic City Tavern, enjoying faithful re-creations of 18th Century ambience and cuisine. The original was established by a group of prominent Philadelphians. Completed in 1773, it was one of the city’s most elegant buildings and quickly became the favored meeting place of movers and shakers including those who figured prominently in the American Revolution. The building was demolished in 1854. An authentic replica was constructed in 1976 for America’s Bicentennial.