Historical Philadelphia & Eastern State Penitentiary.
Bus Travel Tour - May 2, 2021.
Travel Stress Free and let the driving to us. Bus trip departs Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
“AMERICA’S MOST HISTORIC SQUARE MILE” - History comes alive as we walk in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers along brick walkways and cobblestone streets in Penn’s “Greene Country Towne,” Philadelphia. This city served not only as the capital of the colony of Pennsylvania and the capital of Colonial America, but was the capital of the United States of America from 1790-1800. In an area known as “America’s Most Historic Square Mile,” we will visit such sites as Carpenter’s Hall, where the delegates gathered for the First Continental Congress; The State House of Pennsylvania, better known as Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed; Congress Hall, the site of the ratification of the Bill of Rights; The Liberty Bell, America’s most cherished artifact cast in honor of Penn’s Charter of Privileges; Franklin’s Grave-site in Christ Church Cemetery; Betsy Ross House, an example of a working class home of the 18th century; The President’s House, the site where President Washington lived during his presidency with the exposed archaeological findings of his possessions; Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously occupied residential street in America; Christ Church, the Anglican Church established in 1695 where many of the Patriots of the Revolution worshiped; the Franklin Court Print Shop and Underground Museum, a working tribute to the accomplishments of one of America’s greatest Founding Fathers; and the Franklin Post Office, the only post office in America which has no zip code, is open seven days a week and mail is hand-canceled with the “B. Free Franklin” postmark. https://www.visitphilly.com/articles/philadelphia/things-to-do-in-historic-philadelphia/
Eastern State Penitentiary - The guided portion of your tour takes around 60 minutes. During this time you will learn about crime, scandal and the unique struggles of the 20th century. This tour focuses on the organized crime figures who spent time at Eastern State, including the notorious "Scarface" Al Capone. After your guided tour, for 30 minutes your group will enjoy one 1920’s-style cocktail per person at Al Capone's cell and have discussion with the tour guide.
Adults - 13+ $128.00 per person. Children 12 & under- $118.00 per person.
Your reservation is guaranteed when payment is made.
All monies NON-REFUNDABLE within 45 days of the tour. Cancellation policy will be adjusted as needed due to COVID-19.
You may purchase travel insurance through Travel Guard https://www.travelguard.com/ 800-826-5248
or Allianz Travel https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/ 800-672-9580.
Round Trip Deluxe Motorcoach, Private Guided Walking Tour and Motorcoach Tour of Philadelphia, Private Guided Tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, Snacks and Water on the Motorcoach, Experienced and Knowledgeable Tour Representative, and All Taxes.
Additional Tour Information:
This Historical Tour will include walking. This tour is scheduled on a Sunday, due to less school groups touring and better Social Distancing. You may bring a small cooler for on the motorcoach.