Through the Founders' Eyes: Philadelphia With Your Grandchild
Alongside your grandchild, immerse yourself in the story of Philadelphia. You’ll explore historic sites and museums, and learn about native son Benjamin Franklin!
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Program No. 2562RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Why is Philadelphia one of the best cities in the country for grandparents and grandkids? Because there is so much history to learn about together and so many sights, sounds and fun experiences for them to share! Explore the homes and hang-outs of America’s Founding Fathers and Mothers, discover the new Museum of the American Revolution, learn amazing facts about the human body inside a two-story model of the human heart and much, much more.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking one mile per day on city streets, standing at historic sites and museums. Use of public transportation, getting on and off city 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 ...

  • Explore Colonial Philadelphia and learn how 13 British colonies became the United States of America at Independence National Park, home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
  • Visit the Franklin Institute to see an automaton — a mechanical robot from before the era of electronics — and get to know the most-famous Philadelphian at the Benjamin Franklin Museum.
  • Take a field trip to the new Museum of the American Revolution and pore over a rich collection of manuscripts, art and weapons from the period—including a number of George Washington’s personal belongings!

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-12.
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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.
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