Touring Revolutionary Philadelphia—Sunday, May 21, 2023

Join us for an all-day tour of historic Philadelphia sites—guided by the experts that know them best!

–SOLD OUT–

Travel by bus to tour the Anthony Wayne House and then experience Revolutionary Philadelphia with three walking tours of historic downtown Philadelphia.

Add Sunday to your registration for four tours and transportation on our chartered bus. (Lunch will be on your own.)


The Anthony Wayne House, Waynesborough

The first stop will be the Anthony Wayne House in historic Waynesborough, PA. The “stately Wayne Manor” allows you to travel through time and US history through the rooms and experiences of seven generations of an influential US family from the early 18th century into the early 20th century. A rural, Georgian country estate with connections to the wider Atlantic world, through finance, war, slavery, and material culture. Rooms are tied to each generation and therefore each era of US history. This tour will provide insight on how people lived including similarities and differences.

Special for this History Camp Valley Forge tour—an opportunity to see a unique but simple architectural addition made to the house that provides a portal to discuss and understand global trade, slavery, smuggling, alternative currencies, and food preservation.

You’ll also get to see original documents including Major General Anthony Wayne’s original commission signed by President George Washington and Secretary of War Henry Knox, an American Philosophical Society Member induction for Anthony Wayne signed by Benjamin Franklin, land indentures from the Penn family, an original survey map for a proposed colony in Nova Scotia, and more.

Next we’ll head into Philadelphia for three tours led by the National Park Service, including:

Revolutionary Philadelphia

The Room Where it Happened—Independence Hall

Explore Independence National Historical Park on foot, uncovering stories of the nation’s founding through sites big and small. Join a Park Ranger to tour Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution were written and signed. See the Liberty Bell and reflect on the legacy of liberty and justice throughout America’s past.

The British Occupation of Philadelphia

While Washington’s army encamped 20 miles away in Valley Forge, British soldiers occupied Philadelphia. Explore sites of the occupation to discover what life was like for the civilians and soldiers in the city.  Hear about the differing experiences and perspectives of loyalists, rebels, and Quakers during the winter of 1777–1778.

Dr. Franklin’s Philadelphia

Printer, politician, diplomat, inventor—get to know the real Ben Franklin as you explore the streets and sites of his beloved city. Franklin’s accomplishments continue to shape our city, country, and the world.


Pick-up and drop-off location

Hampton Inn Philadelphia/King of Prussia, 530 W Dekalb Pike #202, King of Prussia, PA 19406.


Schedule

Board the bus in King of Prussia at 8:00 am on Sunday, May 21, 2023. We will be departing promptly at 8:30 am.

We expect to leave Philadelphia around 3:30 pm and will arrive back in King of Prussia between 4:30 and 5:00 pm.


Registration

Registration now open! Registration for Sunday includes a chartered bus and all four tours. (Lunch will be on your own.)

Note that Friday, Saturday, and Sunday each require their own registration.

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania—May 19–21, 2023!

Join us for three exciting days of engaging history events. Sign-up for one, two, or all three days!

FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023

The Pursuit of History: Forging the Continental Army

An unparalleled opportunity to spend a day with noted authors and historians and a small group of discerning history lovers—held in and around Valley Forge National Historical Park. Includes sessions, tours, lunch, and dinner.

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2023

History Camp Valley Forge

Our first-ever History Camp in Pennsylvania welcomes history lovers of all stripes and interests to the engaging, fun History Camp experience you know and love. We’re planning a full-slate of sessions. And if you wish to present, learn more on the History Camp Valley Forge home page!

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2023

Touring Revolutionary Philadelphia

Join us for an all-day tour of historic Philadelphia sites—guided by the experts that know them best! (Coach transportation included.)

Valley Forge 2023 Title Sponsor

Thank you to Lorna Hainesworth for her generous financial support of The Pursuit of History: Forging the Continental Army, History Camp Valley Forge, and Touring Revolutionary Philadelphia.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?

Contact us to learn more about how you can support the mission of The Pursuit of History, the non-profit organization that is creating and presenting these three days at Valley Forge as well as weekly, monthly, and annual programs that engage adults with history.

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