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Philadelphia: It's Revolutionary

Philadelphia: It's Revolutionary

Experience history where it actually happened with the new Museum of the American Revolution and other famous sites throughout America's First Capital. Photo by Song Quan Deng

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Trip Duration: 1 Day 

Meals Included: Lunch

Tour Director: Yes

Activity Level: Moderate (walking)



Deluxe motorcoach transportation




Highlights Include:


Museum of the American Revolution

Experience the Revolution. Join the angry mob that pulls down a statue of King George III. Face the enemy on the front lines of battle while risking everything for the uncertain hope of freedom. Take an engrossing chronological journey that gives you a feel for the Revolution through immersive galleries, digital interactives, recreated historical environments and more. Highlights include: Introductory film, high tech media, engaging films, digital interactives, and hands-on experiences. Authentic objects including manuscripts, artwork, weaponry, and personal diaries. Enjoy the audio tour of the Museum's core exhibition narrated by the Museum's Vice President for Collections, Exhibitions and Programming Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, and featuring the "voices" of Phillis Wheatley, the first published African American female poet, and Baroness Frederika von Riedesel, who aided the wounded and journaled about her experience.Enjoy the on-site Museum shop during your visit! Discover unique gifts, books, and artifact reproductions in the shop at the Museum.


Philadelphia Sightseeing Tour

Your knowlegeable costumed guide will lead you through the most historic square mile in the United States: such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, Franklin Court, Carpenters' Hall, the Betsy Ross house, Christ Church, and Elfreth's Alley. Tour will consist of walking and riding.


Betsy Ross House

The well-known and loved story of Betsy Ross sewing the first Stars & Stripes is tightly woven into the colorful fabric of America's rich history. The Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American flag, is alive with the sights and sounds of the 18th century.


Christ Church

Discover the rich past of Christ Church and its role in Revolutionary America. Christ Church, the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church, was founded in 1695 as a condition of William Penn's Charter. Known as "The Nation's Church," it hosted members of the Continental Congress during the American Revolution and Presidents George Washington and John Adams in the first decade of the newly established Republic.


Need to Know:

Betsy Ross House Accessiblity: The nearly 300-year-old narrow, winding stairs of the Betsy Ross House are not accessible to strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, or motorized scooters. For guests with mobility issues, the Museum offers a “first-floor tour”, which includes some walking and two steps up/down. The courtyard, including Betsy Ross’s grave and a seasonal medicinal herb garden, the museum store, and exhibition gallery are all accessible. Please refer to our staff when you arrive, we are happy to accommodate any needs to ensure a fun and informative visit to our museum!

Our gift shop, gallery, and restrooms are also accessible. For those who cannot tour the house due to mobility challenges, Betsy will come out to greet you if she is able, and we offer a complimentary audio guide along with a booklet of photos of the house that you can reference while listening to the guide.


Due to declining COVID-19 cases in the Philadelphia area, proof of vaccination is no longer required for visitors to the Museum. Masks are required for visitors ages 2 and up. Please contact Group Sales at 267.579.3623 or  with any questions.


Eyre has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.



Pick ups:(tentative)

Tentative Departure Times:
6:15am Silver Spring/Rockville @ Georgia Avenue Park & Ride
6:30am Silver Spring @ Leisure World Clubhouse II
7:15am Ellicott City @ Long Gate Park & Ride
8:00am Towson @ Cromwell Bridge Park & Ride

Day Trip:

Travel to Philadelphia, PA
Admission and Audio Tour of Museum of the American Revolution
Lunch at Positano Coast
Guided Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia
Admission to Betsy Ross House
Visit Christ Church
Travel home

Drop off:(tentative)

Tentative Return Times:
7:30pm Towson @ Cromwell Bridge Park & Ride
8:15pm Ellicott City @ Long Gate Park & Ride
9:00pm Silver Spring/Rockville @ Georgia Avenue Park & Ride
9:15pm Silver Spring @ Leisure World Clubhouse II

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ellicott City Long Gate Park and Ride
Meadowbrook Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Leisure World Leisure World - Club House II (Residents ONLY)
3300 N Leisure World Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
Silver Spg/Rockville, MD Georgia Ave Park & Ride
16000 Georgia Ave, Rockville, MD 20853
Towson, MD Cromwell Bridge Park & Ride
Cromwell Bridge Rd Towson, MD 21286
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