Philadelphia’s central location on the East Coast makes it a top pick for educators
PHILADELPHIA ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Explore the nation’s most historic square mile, with attractions like the Liberty Bell, National Constitution Center and Museum of the American Revolution. Steeped in history, Philadelphia continues to grow, with plenty of new things to see. From the Museum of Illusions to new exhibits at the Penn Museum, there is something for everyone.
You’ll experience these great activities and more:
- Photo ops with life-size statues of the Signers of the Constitution at the National Constitution Center
- A new special exhibit, “Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia” at the Museum of the American Revolution.
- Explore the underwater world at Adventure Aquarium
- Be immersed in the uniquely organized art galleries at the Barnes Foundation
PHILADELPHIA DAY-TO-DAY ITINERARY
With a robust history and a variety of vibrant arts and culture institutions, a day trip to Philadelphia is not enough time to fully experience everything the city of Brotherly Love has to offer. Make the most of your visit and plan to discover Philadelphia over two full days.
Start your day in the birthplace of the nation, in America’s most historic square mile visiting iconic institutions like the Liberty Bell Center and the Betsy Ross House. Pose with life-size statues of the Signers of the Constitution at the National Constitution Center and don’t forget to take a photo.
Take a break for lunch at student group friendly restaurants like Campo’s or Philly’s Gourmet Steaks. Continue your group’s history lesson by discovering how faith played a role in shaping the nation at the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center.
Don’t forget to go see General Washington’s tent and visit the new special exhibit, “Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia” at the Museum of the American Revolution.
After all that history, cap off the night with bowling and delicious food at South Bowl. Head back to your group’s hotel to rest up before another jam-packed day.
For day two, begin the morning by exploring the underwater world at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey, by Riverlink ferry across the Delaware River or a short drive away and right over the Ben Franklin Bridge. Afterwards, have a step-on guide join your group’s bus to give an insider’s perspective on the city and learn more about the history lessons from the day before.
On your return to the city, bring your students to Reading Terminal Market, one of America’s oldest public markets. With some 80 merchants, there’s a variety of options to accommodate all palates.
Once your group has refueled, take your students to explore Philadelphia’s many museums. Be immersed in the uniquely organized art galleries at the Barnes Foundation, explore the cell blocks at Eastern State Penitentiary, and discover passions for science and technology at The Franklin Institute. Close the day with a tour of the University of Pennsylvania combined with a visit to the Penn Museum, where students can unearth history with an afterhours scavenger hunt and dinner.
Philadelphia is more than just your ordinary tour with educational adventures that make student groups want to visit again and again.
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