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This five-day trip will entertain, educate, and exercise your whole family. You'll learn all about Philadelphia's and the country's history, see a Revolutionary War battleground, and eat some fantastic food.

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Jim's Steaks

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Location:

400 S Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Contact:

tel: 215 928 1911 / 877 313 5467


Philadelphia Insectarium

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Location:

8046 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136

Contact:

tel: 215 335 9500


Day 1 - Philadelphia, Cherry Hill


Start your day by heading to the Museum area. The Please Touch Museum is great for young children, and kids (and adults) of all ages will love the Academy of Natural Sciences. Grab some lunch at the nearby Public House, then head over to the Franklin Institute for an IMAX movie (save the museum for another day; it's worth taking your time here!). Then make your way back to Rittenhouse Square to do some people- and animal- watching. Buca di Beppo is a great family restaurant, and you can entertain the whole family with a performance (perhaps a ballet) at the Academy of Music.


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Please Touch Museum

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Location:

4231 Avenue of the Republic
Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Contact:

tel: 215 581 3181


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Academy of Natural Sciences

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Location:

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
19th St. and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215 299 1000
fax: +1 215 299 1028


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Public House Logan Square

Location:

2 Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Contact:

tel: 1 215 587-9040
fax: +1 215 587 9050


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Tuttleman IMAX Theater at the Franklin Institute

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Location:

222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215 448 1200
fax: 215 448 1235


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Holiday Inn Historic District

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Location:

400 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: +1 215 923 8660
fax: +1 215 923 4633


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Rittenhouse Square

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Location:

1801 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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tel: 215 636 1666


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Buca di Beppo

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Location:

2301 ROUTE 38
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Contact:

tel: 856 779-3288


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Academy of Music

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Location:

Broad & Locust Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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tel: 215 893 1999


Day 2 - Philadelphia


Today's the day to learn everything you can about Philadelphia and the country's history. Start out at the Liberty Museum, where you can see the Liberty Bell and read about our nation's founding. If you're ready for lunch, try Buddakan; it's pricey, but the food and the decor make it well worth it (and the giant Buddha statue will entertain even younger children). After lunch, spend some time touring Independence National Historical Park, the First Bank of the United States, and the Betsy Ross House. Finally, head west a few blocks for some comfort food at Jones. The whole family will love this mid-century kitch restaurant.


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Liberty Bell

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Location:

500 Market Street
(corner Fifth and Sixth streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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tel: 215/965-2305


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Independence National Historical Park

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Location:

145 S 3rd St
One North Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 965 2305
fax: 215 597 1548


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Buddakan

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Location:

325 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 1 215 574 9440
fax: 1 215 574 8994


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Liberty Museum

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Location:

321 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 925 2800
fax: 215 925 3800


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First Bank of the United States

Location:

116 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 597 8974


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Betsy Ross House

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Location:

239 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 686 1252
fax: +1 215 686 1256


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Jones

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Location:

700 Chestnut St.
At 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215-238-7241


Day 3 - Philadelphia


Start your day at Welcome Park, where you'll learn a bit more about Philadelphia's history and William Penn, who laid the plans for the city. Then take a Chef's Tour of the Italian Market, one of the most fascinating areas in Philadelphia. If you're not completely stuffed from the tastes of the Italian Market, make your way to another bustling marketplace, the Reading Terminal Market. With many Amish vendors and traditional Pennsylvanian food, the Market is an exciting place to eat, people-watch, or just observe. This is the place to get a soft pretzel or some Amish ice cream to give the kids fuel for the afternoon. Next, catch a ride to the Philadelphia Zoo, which kids are sure to love. After an afternoon of walking and watching animals, you'll be ready for a hearty dinner: an authentic Philly cheesesteak from Pat's Steaks. Finally, take the family on the Lights of Liberty tour, an educational and entertaining high-tech tour of Society Hill's important historic sites.


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Welcome Park

Location:

240 South 2nd Street and Sansom Street Alley
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 597 8974


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Chef's Tour of the Italian Market

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Location:

1817 Addison Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Contact:

tel: 215 772 0739
fax: 215 772 0739


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Reading Terminal Market

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Location:

12th & Arch Sts
12th and Arch sts
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact:

tel: 1 215 922 2317
fax: 1 215 922 2040


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Philadelphia Zoo

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Location:

3400 W Girard Ave
34th St. and Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact:

tel: 215 243 1100
fax: 215 243 5385


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Lights of Liberty

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Location:

6th and Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 1-877-GO-2-1776


Day 4 - Philadelphia


It's time to learn about Ben Franklin. Start your day at the family-friendly Franklin Square, a play and educational park. Then make your way back to the Museum area to the Franklin Institute Science Museum. Be sure to devote several hours here, as there is plenty to see and do. Next, head over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, maybe eating lunch first at the Museum Restaurant. After the Museum, drive or walk through parts of nearby Fairmount Park, perhaps strolling along Boathouse Row and the sculpture garden on Kelly Drive. Then it's time to take a trip across the river to the delicious White Dog Cafe. Finally, end your day on a chilly note with a Ghost Tour of Philadelphia.


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Franklin Square

Location:

Race Street betw/ 6th and 7th
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215-592-7273


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Franklin Institute Science Museum (The)

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Location:

222 North 20th Street
(at Benjamin Franklin Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215 448 1200
fax: 215 448 1235


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Museum Restaurant

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Location:

Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 26th Street
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Contact:

tel: 215 684 7990 / 215 763 8100 (Museum)
fax: 215 236 4465


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Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Location:

26th Street
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Contact:

tel: 215 763 8100


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Fairmount Park

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Location:

Belmont Ave and Montgomery Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Contact:

tel: 215 686 1776
fax: +1 215 683 0226


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White Dog Cafe

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Location:

3420 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact:

tel: 1 215 386 9224
fax: 1 215 386 1185


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Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

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Location:

Signer's Garden
5th Street & Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215 413 1997


Day 5 - Philadelphia, Valley Forge, Buckingham


This day will involve some traveling, so start your day off with a hearty breakfast at the Famous 4th Street Delicatessen. Be sure to get some dessert on your way out; one or two giant servings will probably serve the whole family! Then make your way out of the city to Valley Forge National Historic Park, where one of the most important battles of the Revolutionary War was fought. You might want to bring a blanket along so you can sit in one of the beautiful fields and eat that dessert, while imagining rows of soldiers trekking through the grass. For a full lunch, head to Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant. After lunch, take the family horseback riding at Buckingham Valley Farm, and then return to the city for a fun and delicious dinner at Pod, another Stephen Starr creation (like Buddakan and Jones).


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76 Carriage Company

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Location:

Philadelphia Trolley Works
1119 N Bodine St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Contact:

tel: 215 925 8687
fax: 215 923 8517


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Famous 4th Street Delicatessen

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Location:

700 S 4th St
At Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Contact:

tel: 1 215 922 3274 / 1 215 922 3535
fax: 1 215 923 6121


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Valley Forge National Historic Park

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Location:

P.O. Box 953
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0953

Contact:

tel: 610-783-1000


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Buckingham Valley Farm

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Location:

2394 Holicong Rd
Buckingham, PA 18912

Contact:

tel: (215) 794-5103


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Pod

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Location:

3636 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact:

tel: 1 215 387-1803


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