Friday, August 21 - Tour of popular Philadelphia attractions
The Liberty Bell Center is a Philadelphia must-see. Visitors can not only view the famous Liberty Bell, one of the most recognized symbols of American freedom, but also learn its history. Films, historical documents, and visual displays enlighten visitors on its history and why it has become the symbol of freedom for many.
Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter & Paul
The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, head church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the location of the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Administrative Offices, is located at 18th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on the east side of Logan Square in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
This museum offers a stellar collection from artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Pissarro, Picasso, and Rodin. Surrealist art is well represented by Dali, De Chirico, Max Ernst, and Magritte, with pre-modernist work from the likes of Canaletto and Guardi. Numerous theme rooms display international art and artifacts, including Thomas Eakins’s “Collection in the Country” furniture. On-site restaurant, cafe, and gift shop. Sunday is pay what you wish day.
This museum is solely devoted to the works of Auguste Rodin and the largest collection of his works outside Paris, including bronzes, plaster studies, drawings, and prints. There are 124 sculptures, including bronze casts of “The Burghers of Calais,” “Eternal Springtime,” “The Gates of Hell,” and Rodin’s seminal work, “The Thinker.”
Academy of Music
Philadelphia’s Academy of Music is both a celebrated historical landmark and a current focus of cultural life in the city. Opened in 1857, the Academy is the oldest grand opera house in the United States still used for its original purpose. It remains one of the busiest halls in the world and hosts a myriad of community functions and cultural activities, including performances by the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet and Philly Pops with Peter Nero. The Academy is owned by The Philadelphia Orchestra Association and is managed by The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
First Bank of the United States
The First Bank of The United States was a bank chartered by the United States Congress on February 25, 1791. The charter was for 20 years. The Bank was created to handle the financial needs and requirements of the central government of the newly formed United States, which had previously been thirteen individual states with their own banks, currencies, financial institutions, and policies.
We will leave the hotel at 9:30 am Friday, August 21. Participants will be required to pay for the tour at the first stop.Pricing:
Adult From $27.00
Child (3-11) From $10.00
Senior From $25.00
For a full list of tour attractions, see http://www.philadelphiasightseeingtours.com/things-to-see.