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Private Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York
"You will be met in the morning by your own private driver-guide and vehicle at the New York City location of your choice.  Together you will travel to Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  There you will explore the historic Independence Mall with Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.  You will stroll through America’s oldest neighborhood Elfreth Ally with its cobbled street and Georgian and Federal-style houses.  You will pass by Betsy Ross’s House-birthplace of the American flag; the original President’s House; Christ Church’s Burial Ground with the graves of some of America’s earliest prominent leaders; the First Bank of the United State and more.  Lunch will be had at the bustling Reading Terminal Market
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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour
"Are you tired of going on tours in which the guide knows less than you do? The guides for Bow Tie Tours are teachers not actors or college students who have studied a cram sheet and they are well-trained in providing people information in an interesting and entertaining manner whether you are a parent with young children or a college professor looking to gain insight into the historical activities of Philadelphia. Join us as we see Independence Hall Declaration House Franklin Court the Betsy Ross House
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Private Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York
"You will be met in the morning by your own private driver-guide and vehicle at the New York City location of your choice.  Together you will travel to Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  There you will explore the historic Independence Mall with Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.  You will stroll through America’s oldest neighborhood Elfreth Ally with its cobbled street and Georgian and Federal-style houses.  You will pass by Betsy Ross’s House-birthplace of the American flag; the original President’s House; Christ Church’s Burial Ground with the graves of some of America’s earliest prominent leaders; the First Bank of the United State and more.  Lunch will be had at the bustling Reading Terminal Market
From $899.00

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Independence Hall

The place where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the main attraction of the Independence National Park. This was the Pennsylvania statehouse and also housed the Continental Congress...
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Aug 25, 2016

Independance Hall Inside

This is the Judicial chamber, where the Pennsylvania Supreme Court met throughout the 1700's. This room was later converted to the first museum on the site to commerate the centennial of the...
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Jim_Eliason
Aug 19, 2016

Independance Hall

This is the legislative chamber of what was once the Pennsylvania Statehouse and also used by the Continental Congress during the revolutionary war for its proceedings. The building along with the...
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Jim_Eliason
Aug 19, 2016

The Nest of a Nation

Revered by the American, this old (very old, in American scale) building is a landmark in their history, and a reference to democracy. Don't expect astonishing sights, just the authenticity and the...
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solopes
Mar 30, 2016

Carpenters Hall

We waiting on line at the visitors center for free timed tickets to go inside Carpenters Hall. It is opened Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-4pm. We then walked behind Carpenters Hall and got in line...
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apbeaches
Jul 23, 2015

Independance Hall

I'm a history nut so this is way up on the list of places to see for me. It really excites me to be in the same room or area that people of significance once accomplished great things. This is...
tonicking
Sep 29, 2014

Indepence Hall

The most historic building and one of its oldest. Independence Hall is famed as the birthplace of America. It is here in 1776 that the Declaration of Indepencence was ratified at the start of the...
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roamer61
Jul 03, 2014

Carpenter's Hall-

When Benjamin Franklin needed an architect to build his house, he turned to master builder Robert Smith of the Carpenters' Company. Smith not only belonged to the Carpenters' Company — he designed...
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machomikemd
Apr 04, 2011

Congress Hall

This was originally the Philadelphia County Court House, completed in 1789. From 1790 to 1800, it served as the meeting place of Congress. Among the many historical events that occured here were the...
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Tom_Fields
Apr 04, 2011

You have to see it

If you are in Philadelphia, you have to visit this place and stroll through the building. This is where United States was born. Within the walls of this building the Declaration of Independence was...
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alex0312
Apr 04, 2011

Sound and Light show

The "Lights of Liberty" sound and light show through the historic center of revolutionary Philadelphia is a unique treat. Join your guide who is dressed in colonial garb, for an evening tour through...
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Sue08080
Apr 04, 2011

Historical Gem

I didn't have enough time to visit all of the buildings but I did tour the old State House (Independence Hall). This is where the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were created and...
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Reznut
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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"Fantastic Philly! My homebase."
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"Philadelphia - Birthplace of the U.S.A!"
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"PHILADELPHIA--Brotherly Love And More"
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"Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley"
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"City of Brotherly Love"
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City Hall

We toured City Hall the largest and tallest City Hall in the United States. The tower reaches 548’ to the top of William Penn’s statue. The bronze statue of the founder of Philadelphia and all of...
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Masonic Temple

People are sometimes suspicious about masons probably because their ceremonies are closed to non members. By the way, many of the American revolution leaders were masons. The truth is that I never...
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Reading Terminal Market

The Reading Terminal Market opened in 1892. The street-​level Market reverberated with the sound of trains rumbling overhead. The stalls were laid out in a grid pattern with twelve aisles running...
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania was founded in 1824 and moved to this current location in 1884. This is not a museum. It is a library with more than 21 million items in their collections. The...
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St. Mark's Episcopal Church

The church was designed by English architect Richard Cromwell Carpenter and built by John Notman in the Gothic Revival style between 1847 and 1849. The tower was designed by Notman, but completed in...
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Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square is one of five squares planned by William Penn and was constructed in 1683. In 1825, the square was named in honor of Philadelphian David Rittenhouse who was an astronomer, clock...
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