Getting on/off a bus. Walking and standing during field trips.
At the hotel.
We’ll travel with our Group Leader to the Free Library of Philadelphia, founded in 1891. Its Rare Book Department is available to the people of Philadelphia, students, scholars, and researchers. This literary treasury includes cuneiform tablets, European and Oriental manuscripts, first editions of collected Shakespeare works and works by Edgar Allan Poe, Early American children’s books, letters of Charles Dickens, letters of Presidents of the U.S., a theatre collection, and much more. A member of the library staff will lead our exploration. We have some time to explore independently then travel to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for lunch.
At the museum cafeteria, we will have vouchers to choose what we like.
We will ride to the Philadelphia Museum of Art where our educator will introduce some of the highlights of its incomparable galleries. Among the greatest in the U.S., the Museum has a collection of more than 227,000 works of art spanning the creative achievements of the Western world since the first century CE and those of Asia since the third millennium BCE. Its European holdings date from the Medieval era to the present, and the American collections are among the finest in the country. Following our expert-led exploration, we will have some time to see what interests each of us most, then return to the hotel by bus.
At a nearby restaurant.
Performance. We will attend one of many cultural events going on in the city. Our program was planned far in advance when details were not confirmed. When available, the information will be posted on the Road Scholar website under this program number and will also be included in preparatory materials sent following enrollment.