Tour #4 12 Noon - 4:30PM
Freedom of the Press - SOLD OUT
Freedom of the Press is a fully-guided tour on foot through America's Birthplace - the heart of Philadelphia's historic district with a special focus on First Amendment rights of free speech and free press. NOTE: This is a comprehensive, up-close tour ON FOOT encompassing approx. 18 blocks round-trip.
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Step out to Philadelphia's modern day Market Street and learn how it got its name from the colonial market stalls that bustled with life in the 1700s as you stroll towards Independence National Historical Park. Hear stories of the people, places and things that made Colonial Philadelphia the seat of government for the young nation.
You'll see the site where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, Ben Franklin's print shop, and Washington Square - original home of Philadelphia's publishing community.
You'll end your tour at the National Constitution Center. Experience the dramatic story of the US Constitution - and the freedom of the press - from Revolutionary times through and including its relevance to today. Tour also includes the award-winning live actor theatrical performance of Freedom Rising.
Wear comfortable shoes and sun screen. All-weather tour. NOTE: This tour requires walking for periods of time. Your guide will incorporate rest stops and a scheduled rest room break throughout this tour.