Experience Our New Yellow Fever Tour!
Inspired in part by the real-life Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 and the historical fictional account in the book "Fever 1793" by Laurie Halse Anderson, The Constitutional's new Yellow Fever Tour is a walking journey through Old City Philadelphia featuring the stories, sites and circumstances of the evil epidemic which killed nearly 5,000 people.
This outdoor walking adventure encompasses more than 20 sites on a 90 minute tour. Learn about Philadelphia's darkest hours during the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793, and some of its finest hours when Philadelphia served as the iconic birthplace of the United States. The tour includes many of the sites from the standard version of The Constitutional Walking Tour, with an added emphasis on Yellow Fever, including sites associated with the epidemic as well as some sites and locations referenced in Laurie Halse Anderson's Book "Fever 1793", including The Dolley Todd House, Benjamin Rush House Site and Cook's Coffee House.
The following student group rates are available for the Yellow Fever Tour for parties of 25 or more:
- Students: $13.00
- Adults: $16.00 (We recommend 1 chaperone for every 10-15 students)
Note: These are the fees for the Yellow Fever Tour. For The Constitutional Walking Tour's standard tour, other rates apply. Click here for details.
According to Amazon.com, "During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease."