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CELEBRATE THE JULY 4TH WEEKEND WITH
THE CONSTITUTIONAL WALKING TOUR
Extended Hours for Guided Tour with Departures Every Hour
From The Independence Visitor Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - June 7, 2005 – Celebrate the July 4th weekend with The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia. Visitors to Philadelphia will be able to follow in the Founding Fathers' footsteps with The Constitutional Guided Walking Tour, an escorted journey through America's most historic square mile. Visitors can step back in time to see where The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States were created. The Constitutional Guided Walking Tour includes many sites within the Independence National Historical Park area, such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, as well as several familyoriented sites, including the National Constitution Center, the Betsy Ross House and Franklin Court.

The Constitutional Guided Walking Tour is Philadelphia’s only walking tour that is offered daily with frequent departures throughout the day from the Independence Visitor Center at 6th & Market Streets. During July 4th weekend (July 1st – 4th), tours will be offered every hour on the hour, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The guided tour:

  • Visits more than 20 of the most popular historic sites and attractions
  • Provides a 75 minute walking adventure on a 1.25 mile tour
  • Is offered 7 days a week with frequent departures throughout the day from the Independence
    Visitor Center
  • Costs $15.00 per adult, $12.50 per child, ages 3-12. (Group rates are available on parties of
    25 or more for conventions, special events, camps and schools, and custom private tours for
    parties of 2 or more are also available upon request.)

Tickets can be purchased: 1) online at www.TheConstitutional.com, 2) by calling 215-525-1776, or
3) in person at the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Streets in Philadelphia.

SPECIAL OFFERS

  • During July 4th weekend, guided tour customers will receive either a free Freedom Yo-Yo or a
    Freedom Fan.



  • Visitors can receive $1.00 off admission to the National Constitution Center by showing
    their same day ticket stub from The Constitutional Guided Walking Tour.

"We are thrilled to offer extended tour hours during July 4th weekend," stated Jonathan Bari, Chairman of The Constitutional Walking Tour. "There is no better place to spend America’s Birthday than in America’s Birthplace, walking in the Founding Fathers’ footsteps, where the first July 4th celebration occurred in 1776. The Constitutional Guided Walking Tour is a great way for visitors to see the highlights of the historic district in just over an hour."

In order to provide the optimal visitor experience, The Constitutional’s knowledgeable and friendly tour guides have been specially trained by The Constitutional’s "Independence Immersion" program, an intensive and fun curriculum focusing on Philadelphia history, American history and local tourist attractions, as well as best practices in public speaking, storytelling, customer service, hospitality and visitor experience.

In addition to providing the quintessential Philadelphia tour experience that includes learning about Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, The Constitutional’s Guided Walking Tour also features contemporary information that transcends history along the route. One such example is along Signers’ Walk (on Chestnut Street between 6th and 7th Streets) when The Constitutional’s tour guide will ask, "How many of you are fans of the NBC show The West Wing starring Martin Sheen as the President of the United States?" The tour guide will then show the plaque paying tribute to Josiah Bartlett, a physician from New Hampshire, who was a signer of The Declaration of Independence. According to The West Wing plotline, Martin Sheen’s character, President Josiah "Jed" Bartlett, who is also from New Hampshire, is a descendant of Josiah Bartlett who signed The Declaration of Independence.

About The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia takes visitors on a walking journey through America's most historic square mile, the birthplace of our nation. Located in Center City Philadelphia, The Constitutional includes many sites within the Independence National Historical Park area which is home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. The Constitutional guides visitors to walk through history where The Declaration of Independence and The United States Constitution were created. Visitors can experience The Constitutional: 1) on their own as a free self-guided walking tour and/or 2) with a lively tour guide for a fee. The Constitutional Walking Tour is proud to be a community partner of the National Constitution Center, Sunoco Welcome America! and Once Upon A Nation. For more information on The Constitutional, please visit www.TheConstitutional.com. Guided tours are being offered by The Constitutional Guided Walking Tours, LLC which is a licensee of The Constitutional Foundation d/b/a The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia; a portion of the proceeds from all guided tour ticket fees benefit The Constitutional Foundation and its free self-guided tour.

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