Founded by William Penn as dictated in a royal charter by Kings Charles II in 1682 until its independence in 1776, the city is known as the ‘Birthplace of America’.
Both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were written here and today, famous historic sites including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, stand side by side with a 21st Century city. Visit Old City’s shops and cafés and stroll Society Hill’s cobblestone streets with centuries–old homes, churches and landmarks.
Step back in time in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, where horse and buggy remain a primary mode of transport and windmills dot the landscape. Home to America’s oldest Amish settlement, their deeply religious, family–centred lifestyle has maintained traditions throughout 300 years. Visit an Amish Village and buy handmade goods and home–grown foods.
The Battle of Gettysburg was the Civil War’s bloodiest battle and the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal ‘Gettysburg Address’. Spend a fascinating day at Gettysburg National Military Park. Take a guided tour of the town or a museum or house tour to discover the significant history of this area.
American politics and history come to life in the capital city. Follow in presidential footsteps and discover the fantastic monuments, the US Capitol and the White House. Explore the vast, world–class museums of the Smithsonian including the Air and Space Museum and the Museum of American History. See Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
CityPASS is the best deal in the City of Brotherly Love, giving you discounted admission to five premier attractions including: The Franklin Institute, Adventure Aquarium, Philadelphia Trolley Works Tour and Big Bus and The National Constitution Center.
From £53 per person.
See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, take a photo of the Liberty Bell, visit where past presidents like George Washington lived, and learn about William Penn, Pennsylvania’s founder.
From £25 per person.
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