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Philadelphia: Cradle of a Nation
Welcome to a week in historic Philadelphia, the birthplace of the U.S. Constitution. Staying in Center City we not only are in the heart of a vibrant cosmopolitan city, but in the heart of American history. Founded in 1682, Philadelphia hosted the First and Second Continental Congresses (and thus the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence), was instrumental in the War of Independence, held the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and was the capitol of the US from 1790 to 1800.
This Go Learn journey zeroes in on the events and individuals whose thoughts, philosophy, conviction, and beliefs formed our democracy. Our guide and scholar will be Beth Whitsett, an educator and student of Constitutional history. Viewing documents, visiting the streets and buildings where the Founding Fathers lived and worked during the summer of 1787 will be a delight for every history-lover and scholar of colonial and post-colonial times. And then there’s the contemporary vibrancy of this great city, and the Philly cheese steaks too.
Tour Highlights Include:
A fully guided, seven-day journey to the cradle of our nation. All accommodation, transportation, tips and entrances included.
Thoroughly guided locations include: Independence National Park, Liberty Bell Center, National Constitution Center, Christ Church Cemeteries and Church, Quaker House, Society Hill, Elfreth’s Alley and the Museum of the Revolutionary War.
Excursions to Brandywine Valley, Valley Forge and Gettysburg National Military Park.
Ms. Whitsett will provide information and insight into the development and ratification of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the 13th Amendment through lectures and informal discussions as well as tours of relevant sites throughout the Philadelphia area.