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 and FIELD TRIP: Morning lecture on 300 years of Philadelphia architecture followed by a visit to The National Constitution Center. The Center's permanent exhibition, The Story of We the People, tells the story of the Constitution, its history, and its contemporary relevance through more than 100 multimedia exhibits, film, photographs, text, sculpture, and artifacts. It also features a powerful, award-winning theatrical performance, "Freedom Rising", and Signers' Hall. Learn more about the three branches of government as you explore giant models of the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. Public Program demonstrators lead you through an entertaining look at the buildings, the people who work in them, and the checks and balances of our government.
Lunch will be on your own today. Your group leader will be happy to provide suggestions for places to eat in the area, and surrounding neighborhoods.
FIELD TRIP: A visit to the Society Hill neighborhood will include a site visit to two historic houses with an educator. The Physick House dating to 1786 was the home of Doctor Phillip Syng Physick, known as "The Father of American Surgery". On view will be instruments that he invented to remove gall stones which are still in use today. The Powel House was the home to Samuel Powel first mayor of Philadelphia prior to the American Revolution and after it. It was constructed in 1765 and hosted the 20th wedding anniversary of George and Martha Washington.
Dinner will be provided this evening, either at the hotel or at a nearby restaurant.
CULTURAL EVENT: Tonight, we will attend one of many cultural events going on in the city (TBA). Because our program was planned almost a year in advance, specific information was not available at the time of publication. We will post the information on this website and include it in preparatory materials as soon as confirmed.