23080
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia at a Slower Pace: Known & Hidden Historical Gems
On this easier-paced 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.
Rating (5)
Program No. 23080RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,349

At a Glance

This easy-going 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, to the Italian Market 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.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile at and standing historic sites and museums; boarding/disembarking coach.
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 your own 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" (#10238).
Featured Expert
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Jackie Bagley
Jackie Bagley has been an educational excursion leader for over 20 years and received her formal training at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, in 1979. While at the University of Chicago, she completed her B.A. degree in the intellectual history of the 18th century. Her master’s work at the University of Chicago covered the Colonial and Revolutionary periods as her major and Egyptology as her minor.

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

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Edward Mauger
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