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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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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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Don't Drive Here

The parking here sucks....if you can even find any. And the parking garages rape you on charges. The parking authority keeps really close track of your vehicle also,it's their job. The streets are...
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Jun 13, 2013


Philadelphia is almost surrounded by rivers. The Delaware River flows between Philadelphia and New Jersey. The Schuylkill River runs south through the city and joins the Delaware River in the Delaware...
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Apr 04, 2011

getting around Philly is a breez

Philadelphia is one of the few US cities well serviced by train as well as being an international air hub. More surprisingly, it's one big city that you can drive around with not too much stress. Not...
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Mar 12, 2010

Bridges into Philly

If you are driving into Philadelphia from the East, you will have to cross one of two bridges (unless you plan on swimming because the Delaware River separates NJ & PA.) The Walt Whitman Bridge...
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Mar 17, 2006

Getting to Philadelphia - CAR

There are many major highways which lead into and around Philadelphia, and Philly is easily accesible by car from many major northeast cities.Highways leading directly into Philadelphia:-Delaware...
Jan 31, 2005

By car take I-95 into...

By car take I-95 into Philadelphia, from New Jersey(Camden) take Rt.30 to the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia, from the west take the Pa. Turnpike to rt.476( or something like it ie,676) that...
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Sep 12, 2002

We drove from Boston across...

We drove from Boston across the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike to Philly. It took 4-5 hours. The traffic was not too bad, but I strongly suggest bringing a New York City map even if...
Aug 24, 2002
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"Philadelphia - Birthplace of the U.S.A!"
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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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