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    Robber Barons and Bluebloods, Philadelphia during the Gilded Age

    This industrial three-hour walking tour is perfect way to learn all about Philadelphia's role during the Gilded Age! You'll enjoy an in-depth look at the city's late 19th-century growth alongside a local historian, as you visit some of the indulgent residences constructed by the city's Robber Baron elite.. The tour begins at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, formerly the Girard Bank, and the extravagant City Hall, where you'll enjoy architectural commentary detailing the link between these buildings and how they were influenced by classical styles and the French Renaissance. Next up, you may visit the Union League, Wetherill Mansion, or the Van Rensselaer Mansion, depending on the interests of your tour group. No matter where you go, your guide will offer insights into the place of these buildings both in the past and present of Philadelphia's urban landscape. All in all, it should be quite a constructive experience!
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    Robber Barons and Bluebloods, Philadelphia during the Gilded Age

    420 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

    • Explore a handful of opulent late 19th-century constructions during a three-hour, Gilded Age-themed walking tour
    • Hear stories about the Robber Barons and wealthy elite of the era who changed the landscape of the city
    • Visit sites of grandeur, such as the Ritz Carlton Hotel, City Hall, and various mansions
    • Enjoy an immersive and educational experience that will give you an all-new perspective on Philadelphia's past
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    Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia

    Gain insight into America's colonial history on this small-group walking tour of Philadelphia, founded in the 17th century by William Penn as a haven for persecuted Quakers. Visit Powell House, which entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin; St Peter's Church, where the Founding Fathers worshiped; and Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell. Your guide will tell you about the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress. Meet at a central Philadelphia location and follow your guide on a 3-hour walking tour. You'll visit several historic houses, monuments and churches dating back to the 18th century, all of which played a role in the founding of the US.

    Learn about William Penn, who founded Philadelphia in the 17th century as a safe haven for persecuted Quakers. Make your way to the Society Hill neighborhood to visit Powel House. Built in 1765, this elegant Georgian brick mansion was bought by Samuel Powel, who served as the last mayor of Philadelphia under British rule. Hear how he frequently entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

    Continue to the Old City neighborhood to visit Christ Church, the first Protestant Episcopal church in the US and the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church.

    Stop by St Peter's Church, a historic church that opened in 1761 and served as the place of worship for many of the US Founding Fathers during the period of the Continental Congress. Learn how the building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996.

    Explore Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell which now houses the Centennial Bell. As you walk, your guide will explain how the city evolved during these times, and discuss the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution and beyond.
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    Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia

    138 S 2nd St, Philadelphia

    • Learn about William Penn and the Founding Fathers during this Colonial Philadelphia walking tour
    • Visit Powel house, a historic mansion that entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin
    • Hear what events set the stage for the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence
    • Discover where the Liberty Bell originally stood at Independence Hall
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    Mount Pleasant Mansion Tour

    When it comes to family drama, the 18th-century Macphersons had it all. You'll hear all about their head-spinning story during this two-hour exploration of their expansive Mount Pleasant home, which is widely considered to be one of the most stunning colonial architectural masterpieces in the nation. While exploring the grounds alongside a well-educated guide, you'll enjoy incredible views of the Schuylkill River, learn about its interior craftsmanship, and hear stories of Captain John Macpherson and his wife Margaret, who commissioned the house from master builder Thomas Nevell in the 1760s. It's certainly going to be an experience to build on!
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    Mount Pleasant Mansion Tour

    420 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

    • Explore the gorgeous Mount Pleasant Mansion during a two-hour guided tour
    • Hear stories about the home's construction and its owner's turbulent past from a local historian
    • Check out beautiful examples of colonial craftsmanship and incredible views
    • Enjoy an educational experience while walking through one of Philadelphia's most popular historical locations
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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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