Guide to Historical Philadelphia is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.
The first capitol of the United States, Philly is full of history. The flag, the Constitution, and that special bell are For a mile walk with history at every corner, head to the Independence Mall and Old City sections of Philadelphia. You can roam the same streets our founding fathers did, tracing their tracks from home to church to the halls where life-changing decisions were made. Like any good tour, this one offers a lot of options, especially when it comes to time allocation. Each point of interest could be a walk-by or a stop-in, depending on your party and interests. After all, we only cover a mile and a half - less than an hour at a healthy gait. But this tour is about the stopping, the looking in and soaking up of the early days of our country. This tour will allow you to get to know historical characters such as Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross on a personal level, seeing where they slept, planned, worshiped, worked and, in Betsy's case, sewed.
There is so much to do and see for history buffs. I did as much as I could in one day.
If you're in Philadelphia, you must check out as many stops in old city as you can. Philadelphia has such amazing history!
A must for every American history buff. Great to do with children.