Please call or e-mail to be added to the "wait list."Specialty Tours: 215-625-7980 firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Philadelphia Story and Medical MarvelsFriday, January 22 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Learn of Philadelphia's medical "marvels" (such as the first hospital in America, first medical school, first children' hospital, first cancer hospital, first eye hospital, first nursing school, first dental school and first Ronald McDonald House to comfort families of sick children) and "struggles" (such as Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 and Legionnaire's disease of 1976) during this comprehensive full-city tour. The Philadelphia Story and Medical Marvels is a fully guided tour through four centuries of art, architecture and Philadelphia's growth to the 2nd largest city on the east coast.
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See such sites as the Liberty Bell Center (interior tour), Independence Hall, Congress Hall, First and Second Bank of the US, Betsy Ross House, Franklin's grave, Christ Church, Elfreth's Alley and the neighborhood of Society Hill. Embracing the modern day, we'll visit neighborhoods where the Founding Fathers' lived and see how contemporary Philadelphians have made them their own.
Going beyond the colonial period, you'll visit the bustling business district, Museum Mile of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the famous Rocky steps, Antique Row and Philadelphia's vibrant theater district.
Tour will depart from Pennsylvania Hospital, corner of 9th & Spruce streets (on 9th Street)