Philadelphia is a city with a historic story like no other. The foundations of a nation can be traced to the heart of this vibrant city from the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the origins of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade! Philadelphia can be combined with other east coast cities or is a fulfilling destination on its own!
Philadelphia has been thought to be a modern renaissance city, from hands-on learning at the Franklin Institute or explore the nation’s roots at the National Constitution Center. Visit the oldest residential street in the nation with a stroll down Elfreth’s Alley. Your students can learn how the founding father’s strived to create a new nation at the Independence National Historic Park by visiting Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, or a mixture of historical landmarks within “America’s most historic square mile”.
If your students are up for a challenge stop by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, famous for their flight of steps to the main entrance due to the film Rocky (1976). The students can take in any many forms of entertainment in the evening to include sporting events, the opera, ballet, or a visit to one of their many theaters.
The Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade is a national institution, as the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in America! Marching bands from around the nation are invited to apply for the honor of performing in this televised parade!