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For Walking Tours Available During
THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
 2016 Philadelphia

July 23-27, 2016 
(Morning and Afternoon) 

Historic Philadelphia    I     The Distaff Side: Women of Colonial Philadelphia  I    
I     Stroll Through Society Hill  I

Per person price is $20/Adult and $15/Child (between 6-12 years). Children under 6 are free.

Historic Philadelphia and The Distaff Side Walking Tours meet at the John Barry statue behind Independence Hall.


The Stroll Through Societ Hill Walking Tour meets at Welcome Park on 2nd Street between
Chestnut and Walnut Streets (across from City Tavern).

WALKING TOUR 

OF HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA 

Morning Tour: 2.5 hrs.   I   Afternoon Tour: 2 hrs.


Experience history where it actually happened with your guide dressed in colonial costume. No visit to Philadelphia is complete without seeing the sites in the most historic square mile in the United States. This tour will include such sites as …

 

  • LIBERTY BELL, cast in 1751, is the hallowed symbol of
       our nation’s freedom.

  • INDEPENDENCE HALL, completed in 1753, is where two of our nation’s most important documents – the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution – were created.

  • CONGRESS HALL, completed in 1789, is the site of the first peaceful transfer of power.

  • BETSY ROSS HOUSE, built in 1740, is home of the seamstress who sewed our first “Stars and Stripes”.

  • CHRIST CHURCH, founded in 1695, is where many of our forefathers including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin worshiped.

TO RESERVE THIS TOUR, PLEASE COMPLETE THE HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA RESERVATION FORM TO THE RIGHT AND CLICK SUBMIT. AFTER SUBMITTING THE RESERVATION FORM PLEASE PROCESS YOUR PAYMENT BY SELECTING THE GREEN "PAY NOW" BUTTON BELOW.

THE DISTAFF SIDE:
WOMEN OF COLONIAL PHILADELPHIA
Morning Tour: 2.5 hrs.   I   Afteroon Tour: 2 hrs.

Much has been said about our Founding Fathers but what about the Founding Mothers … and Children. What was life like for the women and children who lived in Colonial and Revolutionary Philadelphia? What was their status in society and what did they do all day? Did they participate in the war for independence or did they simply stand by and watch? Listen to a properly dressed ‘woman of the times’ as she talks about the “distaff” side of life in Philadelphia and introduces you to… 


  • BESTY ROSS HOUSEwho really was the seamstress who sewed our first “Stars and Stripes”?

  • DOLLEY TODD MADISON, what did she do before she met the future president?

  • DEBORAH FRANKLIN & DAUGHTER SALLYhow did they manage while Benjamin Franklin was so frequently abroad? 

  • LUCRETIA COFFIN MOTT & GRIMKE SISTERS, how did they become the early voices of the abolitionist movement?

  • ELIZABETH DRINKER, how did this Quaker wife and mother fend for her family when her husband was exiled to Virginia during the Revolutionary War?

  • ANNE PARISH, what inspired her to establish the first charitable organization for women in the the United States?

TO RESERVE THIS TOUR, PLEASE COMPLETE THE DISTAFF SIDE RESERVATION FORM TO THE RIGHT AND CLICK SUBMIT. AFTER SUBMITTING THE RESERVATION FORM PLEASE PROCESS YOUR PAYMENT BY SELECTING THE ORANGE "PAY NOW" BUTTON BELOW.
STROLL THROUGH SOCIETY HILL
Morning Tour: 2.5 hrs.   I   Afternoon Tour: 2 hrs.

Society Hill is considered the neighborhood of the historic area. Our Founding Fathers (and Mothers) all walked these streets, were entertained in these homes and worshiped in these churches. Stroll through this charming 18th century neighborhood with your Centipede guide in colonial costume as you learn about the customs and lifestyles of its 18th century residents. Highlights include…


  • POWEL HOUSE, the Georgian-style home of Samuel Powel, Philadelphia’s “patriot mayor.” 

  • PHYSICK HOUSE, the Federal-style home of Dr. Philip Syng Physick, the Father of American Surgery.           

  • OLD ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH, the first Roman Catholic congregation in the city. 

  • HEAD HOUSE SQUARE,  the nation’s oldest outdoor marketplace and firehouse.  

  • TRINITY HOUSES, CARRIAGE STEPS & "BUSYBODYS"

TO RESERVE THIS TOUR, PLEASE COMPLETE THE SOCIETY HILL RESERVATION FORM TO THE RIGHT AND CLICK SUBMIT. AFTER SUBMITTING THE RESERVATION FORM PLEASE PROCESS YOUR PAYMENT BY SELECTING THE GRAY "PAY NOW" BUTTON BELOW.