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Philadelphia at a Slower Pace: Known & Hidden Historical Gems

On this slower pace program, explore the history and heritage of this vibrant and historic “signature city.” Join experts for an insider’s look at Philadelphia’s diverse neighborhoods.
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Program No. 23080RJ
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6 days
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1,499
Pennsylvania

Philadelphia at a Slower Pace: Known & Hidden Historical Gems

On this slower pace program, explore the history and heritage of this vibrant and historic “signature city.” Join experts for an insider’s look at Philadelphia’s diverse neighborhoods.
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6 days
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Program No. 23080 RJ
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This slower pace version of our “Signature City Philadelphia” program allows you to explore America’s most remarkable hometown at a slower pace. Take in centuries of history, heritage and culture as you experience the city’s diverse neighborhoods, from Society Hill and Independence National Park and elegant Rittenhouse Square. With local historians and experts, learn about the role of civic institutions and architecture of different eras, and savor the flavor of the city’s flourishing dining renaissance.
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 ...

  • At a slower pace, retrace the footsteps of our Founding Fathers — and Mothers! — from William Penn to Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross as we walk through the Old City.
  • Marvel at distinctive architecture spanning three centuries of achievement on Society Hill, at City Hall and the Masonic Temple.
  • Experience the rich tradition of the arts and culture of Philadelphia during a night out on the town at a special event.

General Notes

You may be interested in a more active version of this program,"Signature City Philadelphia: Treasures of History and Heritage" (#10238).
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.
Philadelphia Then & Now
by Mauger, Edward Arthur
The Perennial Philadelphians
by Burt, Nathaniel
William Penn's Holy Experiment
by Bronner, E.B.
Autobiography
by Franklin, Benjamin
Philadelphia - Portrait of an American City
by Wolf, Edwin 2nd





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