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A Day in Historic Philadelphia

November 1, 2019

Party Like It’s 1776 in Historic Philadelphia

Travel to Philadelphia’s Independence Square, Carpenters’ Hall, Museum of the American Revolution with lunch at City Tavern.

When was the last time you visited Philadelphia’s Independence Square? This history-packed day starts with a guided tour of Independence Hall where we will walk in the shoes of Thomas Jefferson and others as they debated and adopted the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Our timed entry guarantees that we’ll avoid the crowds. Afterwards we’ll have a chance to visit the Liberty Bell, broken but beautiful, it is one of America’s icons of freedom.

Carpenter’s Hall, built in 1724, is one of Philadelphia’s hidden gems. It showcases the Master Builder’s who constructed most of colonial Philadelphia. After our guided tour we’ll hop across the cobbled stone street to the historic City Tavern and enjoy Chef Staib’s culinary genius with a choice of Fillet of Salmon or Colonial Pot Pie.

Our tour at the Museum of the American Revolution begins at 2 PM after the school groups depart for the day. Together we’ll explore America from the early stirrings of unrest in Boston to the opening shots of the War for Independence to when the ideas, events and legacies of revolution formed the democracy of our United States. Showcased in this museum is Washington’s Tent which may or may not have been made in Reading almost 250 years ago. The Museum’s first international loaned exhibit, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, includes more than 100 works of art, historical objects, manuscripts and maps from lenders across the globe.

$110 Members/$120 Non-Members

Price of the trip does not include bus driver tip. Elite Coach is our transportation provider.

Bus departs the Shilling Shopping Center parking lot BEHIND the PA Driver’s License Photo Center at 7:00 am and will return at approximately 7:00 pm.

Click here for more information or to register contact Vicky Heffner, Education Curator, at 610.375.4375 or education@berkshistory.org.



November 1, 2019
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Berks History Center
(610) 375-4375
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