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    Haunted History Tour

    You've grown up learning about the Quakers, the Founding Fathers, and all of that jazz that happened during Philadelphia's younger days... but what you don't hear is the stuff about the ghosts and the supernatural terror! Come celebrate the spookier side of Philadelphia's history during this eerie walking tour! You'll encounter tales of alleged ghost sightings, one of which includes a dancing Ben Franklin! Hear stories of actual terror that occurred in the city, ranging from misguided Yellow Fever doctors in the 18th century to serial killers in modern times. This is not a tour for the weak of heart. If you're lucky, you might even run into an apparition or two!
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    Haunted History Tour

    600 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

    • Spend two hours on a spooky walking tour of Philadelphia
    • Hear tales of alleged ghost sightings, one of which includes a dancing Ben Franklin
    • Feel chills as you listen to stories of actual terrors that occurred in the city's history
    • Experience Philadelphia in a new, unconventional way
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    The Billy Penn Tour

    Philadelphia all started with William Penn, who probably never imagined the city would grow into the metropolis it is today! During this tour, you'll get to travel back in time and learn about the development and growth of this dynamic city. How did Billy Penn himself grow into the larger-than-life statue atop what was supposed to be the world's tallest building? You'll walk through the streets around that building and Philly's City Hall. Hear surprising stories behind the landmarks that you've never heard before! Along the way, you'll encounter fighting Quakers, cross-dressing Irishmen, and even an Italian boxer. Bring your camera along to snap pictures of a 10-ton clothespin and a greenhouse in a combat plane. What even are all these things?! Well, there's only one way to find out. Philadelphia's story, like America's, was only just beginning after the Revolution, so come and walk through the next couple of chapters with us, and we'll introduce you to the city as it lives today.
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    The Billy Penn Tour

    Center City West, Philadelphia

    • Take a walking tour of the bustling metropolis of Philadelphia
    • Learn about how it developed from a small settlement into a large city
    • Snap photos of fighting Quakers, a cross-dressing Irishmen, and even a 10-ton clothespin
    • Hear surprising stories about the city's known landmarks like City Hall
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    The Colonial Cheesesteak Tour

    Ah, the classic Philadelphia cheesesteak, piping hot and filled with tons of whiz. What was this city like before this wondrous invention? Find out during this colonial tour! Your guide will take you back to the very beginning -- before the appearance of the cheesesteak. You'll explore the history and the culture of the area, from the Old City and Independence National Historical Park to the Liberty Bell. Walk the same streets that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin walked! You'll travel back in time to the city's Quaker beginnings and the days of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Come see the city's grand old colonial brickwork alongside its contemporary murals, mosaics, and culinary delights! Perhaps you'll pick up a cheesesteak somewhere along the way.
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    The Colonial Cheesesteak Tour

    401 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

    • Explore Philadelphia's history firsthand by taking a walking tour of its historic neighborhoods
    • Visit landmarks like the Liberty Bell and the National Historical Park
    • Walk the same streets that founding fathers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin once walked
    • Experience both the old history and the new murals, mosaics, and culinary delights of Philadelphia
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    South Street & Penn’s Landing

    The natural energy that radiates off an area is one that does not happen very often. There is such a gravitating beauty when everything and everyone vibes together. Come cherish and embrace this type of environment with this South Street/Penn's Landing Photography Tour and class. Along Philadelphia’s South Street, visitors and residents, teenagers and adults, preppies and punk rockers, artists and attorneys all mix seamlessly together. The street is always buzzing no matter if you visit on a Tuesday afternoon or a Friday night. This tour is the perfect blend for those who want to photograph people, unique architecture and street life. Once you explore South Street and take all the photos you want, you will walk over the South Street Bridge to Penn's Landing on the Delaware River. You'll enjoy a relaxing time seeing a river view, interesting monuments, historic naval vessels, and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. This will bring you face to face with a variety of photographic opportunities. You will have feelings of satisfaction and awe after this breathtaking tour that will last you a lifetime!
    South Street & Penn’s Landing

    2800 South St Schuylkill River, Philadelphia

    • Take off on a photography tour along Philadelphia's South Street
    • Walk over the South Street Bridge to Penn's Landing on the Delaware River
    • Experience wonderful views of interesting monuments, historic naval vessels, and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge
    • Embrace a day with photogenic opportunities and unique street life and architecture
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    Horticultural Center + Shofuso House & Garden Photo Tour

    Are you tired of photographing the same things over and over again? If you are, then this tour will give you just what you need to spice up your portfolio! The Horticultural Center and Shofuso Japanese House and garden offers wonderful opportunities to photograph a traditional Japanese House and Garden on the grounds of the Horticultural Center with its own gardens, majestic trees, greenhouses, and fountain. The Shofuso House and Gardens embodies Japanese traditional values by the melding of history and culture. The Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house and garden that was built in Japan in 1953 using traditional techniques and materials. It was moved from the courtyard at the Museum of Modern Art in New York to Philadelphia in 1958, to the site of several previous Japanese structures and gardens dating to the 1876 Centennial Exposition. On this tour you will walk through this site and have the opportunity to photograph the beautiful and breathtaking area. Along the way, you will increase your knowledge by learning useful tips and tricks on how to take the best photos that will last you a lifetime. Happy capturing!
    Horticultural Center + Shofuso House & Garden Photo Tour

    100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia

    • Embark on a photography tour of The Horticultural Center and Shofuso Japanese House and capture its remarkable beauty
    • Photograph a traditional Japanese House and Garden
    • Witness the beauty, history, and culture that this center embodies
    • Enjoy a day of adventure and discovery that will last you a lifetime
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    Museum of Art + Schuylkill River Banks

    Philadelphia has a rich history, one which has some of the most iconic landmarks. This photography class and tour is for those interested in seeing one of Philadelphia’s most photogenic locations on the banks of the Schuylkill River. You will kick your tour off at the bottom of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Rocky steps and you will walk around the Art Museum, and the Fairmount Water Works. History will really come to life as you have the opportunity to photograph the inspiring Rocky Statue and embrace the beauty that lives within this area. Then you will proceed along the Schuylkill River Bank. You will be able to explore the area, enjoy wonderful views of Philadelphia’s skyline, Boat House Row and the wide variety of flora and fauna on the banks of the Schuylkill River, and take photographs of the amazing and breathtaking views. After this tour you will gain many irreplaceable photos and memories that will be everlasting!
    Museum of Art + Schuylkill River Banks

    Spring Garden St, Philadelphia

    • Embark on a photography tour of Philadelphia's most photogenic location
    • Walk around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and photograph the beautiful Rocky Statue
    • Take in the wonderful views of the Philadelphia skyline and the Boat House Row
    • Treat yourself to a day of adventure and exploration that will last you a lifetime
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    Philadelphia Ghost Tours

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    Philadelphia may be the Cradle of Liberty, but it's also a city spooked by true ghastly stories! Come experience the haunted side of the city that inspired Edgar Allan Poe to write "The Murders of Rue Morgue" and "The Raven"; a city frightening enough to contain Bram Stoker's research for "Dracula" and inspire David Lynch's "Eraserhead." Following your expert local guide as you discover the haunted history of the nation's most historic city, hear accounts of love lured specters, tormented souls of war, and the sorrowful woes of traitors and the repentant dead at Old St. Mary's and Old St. Joe's. Visit notable locations like Independence Hall, City Tavern, Washington Square, and Dr. Physick's House, with potential sightings of desecrating German Soldiers, tragic Edgar Allan Poe, and Bishop White's murderous cook, and maybe even a dancing Ben Franklin!
    Philadelphia Ghost Tours

    239 Arch St, Philadelphia

    • Discover the haunted history of The City of Brotherly Love on this guided walking tour
    • Hear the real stories of tormented souls of war and the sorrowful woes of traitors and the repentant dead
    • Snap photos of Independence Hall, City Tavern, Washington Square, and Dr. Physick's House
    • Potentially catch a glimpse of famed Philadelphia haunts like the dancing ghost of Ben Franklin
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    Specialty Tours - Amish Experience

    Ever wish you could just unplug for a while? Why not take a trip to Amish country, and leave all the wires behind! Your journey begins with transportation to Amtrak's famed 30th Street Station, where you'll take a choo-choo ride to Lancaster. Then? Spend your day sightseeing, shopping and sampling! Your itinerary includes a visit to an Amish homestead, a motorcoach tour of Lancaster's scenic back roads, and stops at an Amish bakery and quilt store. You'll have plenty of options for lunch, including a home-cooked meal composed of traditional Amish grub! You'll also enjoy an F/X Theatre Presentation of "Jacob's Choice." So, maybe you won't be completely unplugged!
    Specialty Tours - Amish Experience

    2955 Market St, Philadelphia

    • Escape to Lancaster's Amish Country for a relaxed touring experience
    • Visit an Amish homestead, and shop in Amish stores and bakeries
    • Watch an F/X theater presentation of Jacob's Choice
    • Enjoy a round-trip train ride from Amtrak's historic 30th Street Station
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    Outdoor Rock Climbing - Chickies Rock

    You've always wanted to be a rockstar, right? Well here we've got all of the rockstars you could ask for -- rock climbing stars that is! Join this tour, specifically for beginners, and learn everything you need to know to become the rock climbing champ that you are! Your experienced instructor will teach you safety, such as belay instruction, knot tying, equipment use, safety checks, and communication calls, as well as climbing techniques and tips, such as foot positioning, hand holds, body movements, and climbing ethics. Along the way you'll be able to enjoy the great outdoors, make new friends, conquer your fears, and challenge your body. You'll be reaching new heights in no time!
    Outdoor Rock Climbing - Chickies Rock

    Lancaster County, Columbia

    • Climb the largest exposed Anticline on the East Coast
    • Learn the basics of outdoor rock climbing including communication calls, climbing techniques, foot positioning, hand holds, and climbing ethics
    • Experience a premier climbing crag with cliffs over 100 ft overlooking the eastern bank of the Susquehanna River
    • Stretch your comfort zone, make new friends, and have fun!
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