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September 11, 2013

Save The Date: The Great Tour, A Free All-Day Tour Of Multiple Areas Of Philadelphia, Returns On Saturday, September 28

Discover a variety of historic sights in Philadelphia on September 28, as The Great Tour returns for a free, all-day tour of the City of Brotherly Love. (Photo by G. Widman for GPTMC)

It’s no secret that Philadelphia has a pretty extensive history — with sights like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Elfreth’s Alley, Eastern State Penitentiary and Fairmount Water Works, there’s a lot to learn and keep up with.

On Saturday, September 28, embark on a free, epic walking tour of Philadelphia led by members of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides, some of the most knowledgable tour guides in the city.

The Great Tour is a four-part, 12-hour walking tour in total, but attendees are invited to hop-on and hop-off at any point.

The first segment of the walking tour spotlights Old City and leaves from the National Constitution Center at 8 a.m. Then, the tour centers on Society Hill, leaving from the Bourse at 11 a.m. Stage three of the tour focuses on the 19th-century neighborhood around East Market Street and leaves from the Independence Visitors Center at 2 p.m. The last leg of the tour embarks at 5 p.m. from City Hall at Broad and Market street and explores the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Fairmount Waterworks.

Along the tour, visit sites like the Pennsylvania Hospital, the President’s House Site, the Walnut Street Theater, Christ Church Burial Ground, the Rodin Museum and much, much more.

Register for the entire, or part of the Great Tour right here.

The Great Tour
When: Saturday, September 28, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free
More info: www.greattourofphiladelphia.eventbrite.com

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