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Philadelphia Freedom

Philadelphia Freedom

Philadelphia, Founding Fathers, Valley Forge, Fort Mifflin, American Revoluntionary War

Philadelphia Freedom

  • Philadelphia, PA

  • June 4-8, 5 days, 7 meals

 

Meet the Founding Fathers in the City of Brotherly Love and interact with the Colonial townspeople.

Day 1

Hop aboard the motorcoach and head toward the birthplace of the United States, Philadelphia, as we cruise through Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

Day 2

MEET THE FOUNDING FATHERS: Arrive in the City of Brotherly Love, where you will first stop at the historic City Tavern. There, you'll interact with the Colonial townspeople and encounter John Dunlap, an 18th century printer, who is searching for Thomas Jefferson. After dinner, Dunlap will take the group to Independence Hall where you will find Jefferson, Sam Adams and Benjamin Franklin debating the final wording for the Declaration of Independence.

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Day 3

HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA: Spend your morning exploring the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall and Independence Hall on your own.
FORT MIFFLIN: Experience history first-hand at Fort Mifflin, the only intact Revolutionary War battlefield and the only fort in Philadelphia.
HARBOR CRUISE: Depart from Penn's Landing for a cruise on the Delaware River, taking in the working waterfronts of Philadelphia and Camden, historic vessels, the Ben Franklin Bridge, the tallship Gazela and much more!

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Day 4

VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL PARK: Investigate the site of the third winter encampment of the Continental Army during the American Revoluntionary War. The park contains historical buildings, recreated encampment structures, museums and memorials.
AMERICAN TREASURE TOUR MUSEUM: Take a ride on a tram through an all-indoor, massive collection of Americana - from antiques to kitsch to pop culture. Two of the primary exhibits include mechanical music and gorgeous preserved classic automobiles.

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Day 5

It is time to roll homeward, fortified with a new understanding and appreciation of our democracy, our shared values and our freedom.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

ACCOMMODATIONS: Hampton Inn & Suites, Youngstown, OH (2 nights), Chestnut Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, PA (3 nights)

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS: Professional tour director, motorcoach transportation, accommodations, luggage handling, admissions, attractions, 7 meals, including 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners

 

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 / HEAVY WALKING: Physical stamina required. Stair climbing, longer periods of walking and/or standing may be involved, along with higher elevations and longer days. Participants must be able to keep up with group.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Janesville, WI Van Galder Terminal
3120 N. Pontiac Dr., Janesville WI
Madison, WI Shopko South Towne Mall
2101 W. Broadway, Lot "G", Madison WI
Rockford, IL Van Galder Terminal
7559 Walton St., Rockford IL
South Beloit, IL Fas Mart/McDonald's ($3 per day)
Hwy 75 and I90, South Beloit IL
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