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The American Revolution from Philadelphia to Trenton

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.
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Program No. 22708RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,799
Pennsylvania

The American Revolution from Philadelphia to Trenton

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
Starts at
1,799
Program No. 22708 RJ
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Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2021
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1,799
Apr 3 - Apr 9, 2022
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1,879
May 1 - May 7, 2022
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1,879
Oct 16 - Oct 22, 2022
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2021
Starting at
2,499
Apr 3 - Apr 9, 2022
Starting at
2,579
May 1 - May 7, 2022
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2,579
Oct 16 - Oct 22, 2022
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2,579

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 10 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.
  • Cross the Delaware River, just like Washington and his troops did on that fateful icy night of December 24, and explore the Trenton Barracks where the battle won by American troops became a turning point in the Revolution.
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Nancy Webster
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.

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

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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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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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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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Warren Williams View biography
Warren is a retired architect with over 30 years of experience. Much of his career was spent at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority in Philadelphia. In his professional career, he has worked on several historic projects in the Philadelphia region. Warren is an avid photographer of historic buildings and urban streetscapes. He has led groups exploring Philadelphia’s historic architecture and city planning for over 25 years and occasionally lectures on Philadelphia’s historical development.
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by David McCullough
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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.
Washington: A Life
by Ron Chernow
A Concise History of Philadelphia
by Ron Avery
William Penn's Holy Experiment
by Bronner, E.B.
Philadelphia - Portrait of an American City
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