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Philadelphia is home to the Continental Congress during the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin, and a multitude of historic sites that invites opportunities to focus on specific periods of time, and to digress with lectures on trades, science, and arts. Philadelphia student tours may include a discussion about the importance of Benjamin Franklin’s success in courting France to bankroll our quest for independence, and how that may serve as a timeless lesson on international diplomacy and business negotiation in today's age , and a testament to the powers of persuasion in life. Philadelphia became the nation’s first capital and was the largest city by population, its buildings that remain today built with profits from wartime trade. A regal looking George Washington would exit services at Christ Church near Market Street, organ music spilling out the entrance, to a crowd of onlookers who parted before him in reverence. A visit to Carpenter’s Hall, on beautifully manicured grounds, offers a chance to delve into Philadelphia’s role in the American Revolution, as well as the way in which people of certain occupations interacted then and today. Originally constructed as a meeting place for carpenters to exchange architectural techniques and to hire employees, Carpenters' Hall hosted the First Continental Congress in 1774, attended by George Washington, where he was pressed into command of the future Continental Army. Other historic sites include The 1740 Betsy Ross House, The 1787 Bishop White House, the Liberty Bell, The National Constitution Center. A visit to Old City Hall, home of the first Supreme Court of the US, offers an opportunity to discuss the US legal system, made indelible by standing in the same building where our first justices met. The U.S. Mint tour opens the door for a discussion about the history of coins as currency and the evolution of paper currency. A visit to Chinatown for lunch is possible. Philadelphia’s Chinatown was borne in the 1860s when Lee Fong’s Laundry opened for business, and the first restaurant, Mei-Hsian Lou, opened in 1870 and is commemorated by a plaque on Race Street.
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The Philadelphia Mint

Tour the largest coin factory in the world, the site of the first US Mint. Coins have been continually struck here for over 200 years.

Description: View the actual coining operations from 40 feet above the factory floor.  Watch as large coils of copper and nickel are fed through large presses which punch... ...Read More

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Valley Forge Park

Tour the site where, from December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778, the 12,000 soldiers of Continental Army were camped. This was a time of retraining by the Prussian officer Baron Friedrich von Steuben's, and rejuvenation after consistently being defeated by the British.

Description: On 3,500 acres, the park contains historical buildings, recreated encampment structures, memorials, museums, and recreation facilities. Students can see restored historic structures, reconstructed structures such as the... ...Read More

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The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute is a museum and one of the oldest centers of science education and development in the United States, dating to 1824.

Description: At this educational science museum, many scientists have demonstrated groundbreaking new technology. In September and October of 1884, it hosted the International Electrical Exhibition, the first great... ...Read More

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National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center brings the U.S. Constitution to life through multimedia exhibitions, live performances, and dynamic educational resources.

Description: Located on Independence Mall, the museum invites further discussions of the US Constitution, edified through interesting historical artifacts. ...Read More

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Carpenters' Hall

The 1773 Carpenters’ Hall was used as a meeting site by the guild until 1777 when the British would capture Philadelphia. The First Continental Congress of the United Colonies of North America met here from September 5 to October 26, 1774.

Description: A visit to Carpenter’s Hall, on beautifully manicured grounds, offers a chance to delve into the way in which people of certain occupations interacted then and continue... ...Read More

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Independence Hall

Independence Hall is a symbol of American Freedom. History was made here.

Description: It is here that the Liberty Bell hung, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written, and individual rights were first enacted. At the park, this... ...Read More

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