2-Day Philly Education Tour

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Day 2 You'll See:

Your group will be delighted with this 2-Day Philly Education Tour, this quick trip showing off all of Philadelphia's finest history and STEM attractions!


The Rocky Statue and Steps

Located before the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art you will find a familiar scene; the stone steps made iconic in Rocky III, all 72 of them! These iconic steps, plus the larger-than-life bronze Rocky statue, are considered to be 2 of the most popular attractions in the city, with tens of thousands of guests visiting them each year. The statue was created by artists A. Thomas Schamberg in 1980 for a scene in Rocky III. It serves as a 'real-life monument to a celluloid hero who endures as a favorite fictional son of the City of Brotherly Love'. The statue and the journey up the steps are considered a metaphor for the underdogs or everymen rising to new challenges.

Liberty Bell

Observe the bell through the glass with Independence Hall in the background, an unforgettable experience! Students will have the opportunity to view larger-than-life images and historical documents and discover the facts and myths about the bell. X-rays give visitors a glimpse of the inside of the cracked bell and her inner workings, while a history film shown in quiet alcoves of the Visitor Center traces how abolitionists, suffragists, and other groups adopted the bell as a symbol of freedom.

Independence Hall

Here you'll discover the history of the Declaration of Independence, see the room where it was argued and finally adopted and where the United States Constitution was signed into being. Your group will experience fascinating glimpses into the past through the reconstructed and restored interior, into the Governor's council chamber, the long hall, and the lovely Committee of Assembly chamber. Take part in ranger-led historical programs and tours throughout the park and Independence Hall for a deeper look into American history.

National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center is steps from the Liberty Bell and is an essential part of the historical experience in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Students can take a guided tour, enjoy daily museum programs, and view a feature exhibition. The visit will begin with a live, multimedia performance Freedom Rising, which is a stirring, 17-minute journey from 1787 to the present. After the presentation, the group can explore the story of we the people which is an interactive exhibition that illuminates America’s constitutional history, and the iconic signers’ hall, where you can sign the constitution which is alongside 42 bronze, life-size statues of the Founding Fathers.

Benjamin Franklin's Grave

Located within the burial grounds of Christ Church in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin's gravesite is a historically educational and sobering stop for your group to make. A group tour will take you through both the church and grounds and fill you in on the history of the building, the parishioners, the people buried here, and the artifacts all throughout. You will learn about American's early period and the lives of the American colonists who called this area home. You will see Benjamin Franklin's grave, the man known as a highly important scientist, philosopher, printer, diplomat, and signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.


Museum of the American Revolution

Your group will get to 'enjoy a journey through the remarkable story of America's founding and gain a deeper understanding of the people, events, and ideals that gave birth to a nation' at the Museum of the American Revolution, this experience immersing them into our nation's history in a really fun, interactive way. Enjoy the museum's various Core Exhibits that really put into perspective the timeline of events and the things they set into motion, from 'the early stirrings of unrest in Boston to the opening shots of the War of Independence'.

Philadelphia Tour

Take an essential city walking tour and catch glimpses of, and learn about, these important sites:

  • Congress Hall
  • Carpenter’s Hall
  • Old City Hall
  • Logan Circle
  • Declaration House
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site 
  • Betsy Ross House

The Franklin Institute

Franklin Institute is a hands-on science museum with an IMAX theater and a planetarium. Student groups of any age will enjoy this thrilling experience, the museum offering several hands-on exhibits and activities covering a wide range of science-related subjects. Featured exhibitions include the SportsZone, Changing Earth, The Train Factory, The Franklin Airshow, the Amazing Machine, Space Command, The Giant Heart, and Electricity. There are several different scientific disciplines from sports to space for the students to explore. There is also an indoor sky bike, a really fun activity to opt-in for during your visit.