“We like to see history come alive through a story, rather than just presenting a list of facts while standing in front of the major sights and attractions of Philadelphia. As our motto says, we want our guests to "Go Home with a Story."
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 19, 2010
This historic walking tour features many of the popular historic sites while combining the experience of the men and women of the time. The walk is designed to share some of the more personal history of those who fought, worked, provided for and encouraged the American quest for independence. While there are other walking Philadelphia tours available, this tour goes away from just seeing the sights and delves deep into the real story behind the struggle for American Independence.
"What makes this tour different," says Myron Baer, Chief Operations Officer of Uncle Sam's Walking Tours, "Is that we cover the hidden stories that lurk behind the popular folklore. For example, we tell the little known stories behind the mythical figure that is George Washington. We also uncover the story of Ben Bache, editor of the American Aurora and grandson of Ben Franklin, who died in prison after he tried to ruin the reputations of George Washington and John Adams through his writing. We like to see history come alive through a story, rather than just presenting a list of facts while standing in front of the major sights and attractions of Philadelphia. As our motto says, we want our guests to "Go Home with a Story."
Trail to Independence walking tour features historic Philadelphia attractions including Independence Hall, Washington Square, the First and Second Bank of the United States, American Aurora, Carpenter Hall, Ben Franklin Court, the Franklin Post Office, Christ Church, the Betsy Ross House, and the Grave of Benjamin Franklin.
The "Trail to Independence" lasts approximately 90 minutes and departs daily from the Independence Visitors Center at 1:15 p.m. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, additional departures are scheduled at 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Uncle Sam's Philadelphia Walking Tours are closed January through February. Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $6 for children and are free for military personnel with valid identification and for The Philadelphia Pass holders. Tickets are available for purchase at the Independence Visitor Center at 1 N. Independence Mall West and online at http://www.unclesamsphiladelphia.com
About Uncle Sam's Philadelphia and USA Tours
Uncle Sam's Philadelphia Tours conducts Philadelphia walking tours that immerse travelers in the history, culture, and glamour of our nation's city that gave birth to the Independence movement. Uncle Sam's Philadelphia is a division of Uncle Sam's USA Tours, which currently offers daily New York City Walking Tours, New York City Shopping Tours, New York City Pub Crawls, New York City Night Club Tours, and specialty private SUV tours. Since its founding in 2009, Uncle Sam's New York has quickly established itself as one of the most popular companies for New York City Tours. Uncle Sam's New York is ranked 13 on Tripadvisor and has been nominated as Best Private Tour by the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges.
For more information about this press release or Uncle Sam's Walking Tours, please contact Myron Baer at 501 5th Avenue #701, New York City, New York 10017 or mbaer(at)unclesamsnewyork(dot)com or 917.626.8900.