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Group Tours - Special Theme Tours

  • Yellow Fever Tour, The Constitutional Walking Tour, Independence National Historical Park, Group Tours of Historic Philadelphia
  • Legal Theme Tour, Law Theme, The Constitutional Walking Tour, Independence National Historical Park, Group Tours of Historic Philadelphia
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The Constitutional Walking Tour offers a rich storytelling fabric, including historical facts and stories on the Colonial and Revolutionary Eras through to the present day, including the following custom thematic based tour offerings:

  • African American - America's storied African American history, including African American houses of worship, Slavery and the Underground Railroad, the President's House, the Free African Society and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
  • Architecture - America's appealing architectural history, showcasing styles such as Classical Monumental, Greek Revival, Art Deco and Contemporary, including buildings designed by "City Architect" William Strickland and I.M. Pei.
  • Business - America's rich business heritage, including the oldest stock exchange building, the first Commodities Exchange in the United States the first collegiate business school (The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania) in the United States, and A.J. Drexel's contributions to the birth of modern global finance.
  • Flat Stanley - If you’re familiar with Flat Stanley and his beloved namesake book series, you’ll know Flat Stanley loves to go on adventures all over the world. This is the perfect way for younger classrooms to experience The Constitutional in a new and fun way! Along their journey in our outdoor classroom, students and adults can take photos of Flat Stanley visiting various sites and then journal about what Flat Stanley did on his field trip and what he learned about each site's historical events.
  • Haunted - America's Birthplace is one of the country's most haunted cities! Take the Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour and you can visit more than 20 of Philly's Frights & Sights in the Old City area, hearing the haunted facts and folklore of Historic Philadelphia.
  • Law - America's rule of law history, including where The Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were written and debated, where the U.S. Congress the Supreme Court met when Philadelphia was the Nation's Capital, where Samuel Hopkins, the holder of the first patent, signed by President Washington, lived and the National Constitution Center.
  • LGBT History and Civil Rights Movement in Philadelphia - In addition to Philadelphia being home to the Mother of the LGBT Civil Rights Movement, Philly also hosted the first major LGBT rights demonstration that was held at Independence Hall on July 4, 1965.  Additionally, the Liberty Bell has become a symbol of pride for various civil rights, including LGBT rights. Philadelphia lays claim to many milestones in the quest for LGBT civil rights, which collectively provided momentum for a national movement.
  • Medical - America's healthy medical history, including the Nation's First Hospital, the Nation's first womens' medical school, the Yellow Fever epidemic, the home of the Father of American Surgery (Dr. Phillip Syng Physick) and the home of the Father of American Psychiatry (Dr. Benjamin Rush).
  • Military & Veterans - America's strong record of service history, including the Department of War, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for the Revolutionary War and the New Hall Military Museum.
  • Mormon Trail - The Mormon Trail starts at Penn's Landing since starting in 1854, Philadelphia served as a main port of entry for Latter-day Saints emigrating to the United States from Europe. From there, head over to the former site of the First Independent Church of Christ at 412 Lombard Street to see where the Joseph Smith spoke at the Philadelphia Conference to on January 14, 1840. From there, visit Independence Park and discuss religious liberty and William Penn's Holy Experiment. From there, head to 7th & Callowhill where Joseph Smith presided over the official organization of the Philadelphia Branch of the LDS Church on December 23, 1839. From there, head to the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple and Meetinghouse at 17th & Vine Streets.
  • Religious - America's pluralistic religious history, including many famous houses of worship from Quaker to Protestant to Catholic to Jewish.
  • Yellow Fever - 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 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.

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