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Private Half Day Philadelphia Driving Tour
"Your private driving tour starts with a pickup from your hotel or any other location in the city. If you have half a day (either in 4 hours or 6 hours) you'll have time to see even more of the most iconic locations and local spots in the City of Brotherly Love - and the sights can either directed by you or by your guide. Your guide will spend some time understanding your interests what you want to see and will give recommendations for the tour. A half-day tour allows more opportunity for you to take full advantage of being on a driving tour. You'll visit all of the Must-See Spots as well as having time to explore even more famous sights and other neighborhoods - like driving through the colorful Italian Market getting out of the van to go into the Liberty Bell Exhibit
From $295.00
 
City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Immerse yourself in one of the most historic cities in the US on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Philadelphia. From the open-top double-decker bus you can enjoy 360-degree views of Philly and hop off when you want to visit any attractions.Listen to informative onboard commentary about the culture architecture and history of Philadelphia when you're on the loop which takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Buses run every 30 minutes. See below for a full list of the 27 stops.Perhaps visit the landmark house where Betsy Ross lived when she made the first American flag during the American Revolution. Becom or learn about early American law at the Eastern State Penitentiary a prison established in 1829. Kids will enjoy the Please Touch Museum and Philadelphia Zoo
From $32.00
 
Philadelphia 27-Stop Double Decker Tour Full-Day Pass
"Discover one of the most historic cities in the U.S. on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Philadelphia. Experience the city's rich and legendary sights at your own pace with 360-degree panoramic views. Board an open-top double decker bus at any of the 27 stops around Philadelphia. Along the way enjoy live narration from your guide who will share interesting stories and facts about the city's most popular attractions and historic landmarks. This hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour allows you customize your itinerary and experience the Philadelphia's history heritage and culture at your own pace.Hop-on hop-off tour stops include: Independence Visitor Center Betsey Ross House United States Mint/Ben Franklin's Grave National Constitution Center Chinatown ""
From $30.00

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USS Olympia

This is a must for any military history buff. A rare look and navel technology of the time between sail and modern fleets. Well maintained and not altered to suit tourist, as it should be. But no...
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rodsdispatches
Aug 02, 2010

Penn's Landing

Penn's Landing is a waterfront revitalization area named because this is one of the locations William Penn first landed in 1682. From the 1700s to the s late as the 1800s, this was the city's primary...
Ewingjr98
Jun 03, 2009

Tamanend Statue

Tamanend or Tammany was chief of the Unami (Turtle) clan of the Lenni Lenape in the 1680s and instrumental in the peace between the natives and foreign settlers in Philadelphia.A statue of Tamanend...
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BorneoGrrl
Nov 23, 2007

Fun in Penn's Landing

Penn's Landing was named after William Penn, Philadelphia's founder, and supposedly the site where he first docked here in 1682. However, the actual site was was somewhere else, now Penn St & 2nd...
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BorneoGrrl
Nov 23, 2007

Penn's Landing

Penn's Landing Is One Of The Greatest Parts Of Philly.It has alot of special events held there, as well as activities.There are also some stores and hotels that are very close to it.For Instance Ikea...
CBonilla22
Oct 19, 2007

Penn's Landing

This is one of Philadelphia's main public gathering places. During summer, something is always happening here. The views of the Delaware River and Camden New Jersey are, well, as good as you can...
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Tom_Fields
Aug 23, 2007

A Visit From William Penn...

William Penn sailed up the Delaware River in 1682 aboard the ship Welcome. Once the ship had been moored at Chester, Pa. he took a barge to Philadelphia. He came onto land at an area that was a...
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VeronicaG
Jan 07, 2007

An Amphibian Boat Ride??! The DUCK tour!

Philly's fun attraction is the land and water sightseeing tour all-in-one. We saw the DUCKS amphibian car/boat at Penn's Landing part-way through its tour.Ride the DUCKS tour for 80 minutes of...
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ringleader
Oct 13, 2006

USS Olympia

USS Olympia was the flagship of Admiral Dewey's at the Battle of Manila Bay in Spanish American War. The Olympia was remembered for bringing the body of the ‘Unknown Soldier’ back from France to where...
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keeweechic
Sep 01, 2006

Delaware River

The Delaware River comprises to some extent the border between Pennsylvania and New York, between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and for a few miles, the border between New Jersey and Delaware. The...
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keeweechic
Sep 01, 2006

Penn's Landing

My sister's old house is only a couple blocks from here, so I used to spend a little time here on just about every visit to Philly. In summer, there's a cultural festival every weekend. If you walk...
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acemj
Oct 22, 2005

Penn's Landing

It is named after Quaker William Penn who came ashore in this area in 1682. Pennsylvania comes from his name "Penn" and "sylvania" which mean woodland. The picture captured is a Penn' Landing statue....
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edachsund
Oct 27, 2004
 
 
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Washington Square

Washington Square is one of the original five squares planned out by William Penn and his surveyor Thomas Holme in the plan for the city of Philadelphia in 1682. The square was first called Southeast...
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National Liberty Museum

This is the only museum that I've ever visited which is devoted to the concept of human freedom. It's unique--NOT just another art museum. To some, it may seem rather preachy at times. But some of the...
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Independence Visitor Center

The first floor of the visitor center is divided into three main areas. When entering from the north, you are immediately greeting by a number of sales kiosks of local tour companies trying to sell...
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Second Bank of the US

Early in the history of our country, the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, determined that the United States would have a sound national currency. Philadelphia soon became a major...
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Christ Church

Christ Church was founded in 1695 as an extension of the Church of England. The church building opened in 1727 as a small brick structure. The structure here today was built in 1744. The steeple came...
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Independence National Historical Park

Located in the West Wing of Independence Hall is the Great Essentials exhibit. The exhibit displays surviving copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the...
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