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Blog: 2015

August 10, 2015
Related Posts Buy Tickets for The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia ­- See 20+ Sites on a Primary Overview of Independence Park, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall Jonathan Netanyahu Memorial - Raid on Entebbe Mikveh Israel Mikveh Israel Cemetery Preserving, exploring, and celebrating the history of Jews in America   The History While the National Museum of American Jewish... Read More
August 03, 2015
The Bourse Building, opened in 1895, was the first Commodities Exchange in the United States. The Bourse Building was the first in the world to simultaneously house a stock exchange, maritime exchange and grain-trading center.   The History In 1890, influential Philadelphian businessman George E. Bartol visited the Bourse of Hamburg, Germany.  The historic German merchant exchange offered a forum... Read More
July 22, 2015
Related Post Buy Tickets for The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia ­- See 20+ Sites on a Primary Overview of Independence Park, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall The easiest way to see Philly by bike.   The History Here at The Constitutional Walking Tour we’ve always been of the opinion that Philadelphia is a city that is best seen by foot.  In a city that is as old and... Read More
July 07, 2015
Related Posts Buy Tickets for The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia – See 20+ Sites on a Primary Overview of Independence Park, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall Hershey's Kitchens  Tasty Frozen Treats in Historic Philadelphia An experience steeped in ideals, drizzled with drollery, and sprinkled with the forgotten flavors of the American past.   The History The Franklin... Read More
July 01, 2015
America’s birthplace is the best place to spend America’s birthday. The History It was nearly 250 years ago, in the assembly room of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, that 56 men approved The Declaration of Independence, severing their ties with Great Britain and creating the United States of America. It is that momentous occasion that we celebrate every 4th of July and Philadelphia, the place... Read More
June 29, 2015
Related Posts Buy Tickets for The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia – See 20+ Sites on a Primary Overview of Independence Park, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrian Walkway Philadelphia’s most popular beer garden is back and better than ever in 2015.   The History In the 1960s, Philadelphia was looking to bring residents and tourists to the... Read More
June 18, 2015
A museum dedicated to Philadelphia’s rich maritime history.   The History Originally founded in 1960 as the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, the Independence Seaport Museum is dedicated to helping visitors understand and experience Philadelphia’s long and important relationship to its waterways.  The museum was founded by J. Welles Henderson, a Philadelphian lawyer with a lifelong fascination with... Read More
April 17, 2015
In the center of Philadelphia sits a testament to Philadelphia’s grand ambition and the tallest masonry building in the world.   The History When William Penn first planned the street grid of Philadelphia in 1682, the land on which Philadelphia’s City Hall now stands was called Centre Square and was designed to be the center of Philadelphia, not just geographically, but of city government as well... Read More
April 03, 2015
Related Posts Buy Tickets for The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia – See 20+ Sites on a Primary Overview of Independence Park, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall The University of Pennsylvania Home of the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, Phillies and 76ers! The History In 1965 the homes of Philadelphia’s professional sports teams were scattered throughout the city.  The... Read More
March 11, 2015
A World Class Botanical Garden   The History The land that would become Longwood Gardens was first purchased by George Pierce in 1700. Pierce, a Quaker farmer, purchased 402 acres from William Penn himself. The 1730 farmhouse that was built by Pierce’s son Joshua still stands today and is the oldest structure on the property.   Joshua would have two twin grandsons, Samuel and Joshua. The two... Read More

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