I found out about some two new walking tours being offered this week only in Philadelphia; one by the National Park Service, and one by Christ Church in Old City.
The grave of Benjamin Franklin, in the Christ Church Burial Ground on the corner of 5th and Arch, is one of the most visited sites in Philadelphia. But the thousands of tourists who wander through that two-acre green space in Old City often don’t realize that, in addition to holding the stories of five signers of the Declaration of Independence and 10 mayors of Philadelphia, it also holds the stories of many women whose lives were just as real — and consequential… This month, in honor of the Democratic National Convention and a new historic Philadelphia first — the first female major party presidential nominee — the Christ Church Burial Ground is presenting the Founding Mothers tour.
The Founding Mothers tour runs about forty minutes, and will be given at 5:30 on Friday, July 22 and Friday, July 29. Admission is $10. (Additional dates may be added by special arrangement.) An abbreviated form given by regular burial ground guides is available on the half hour from 11:00 to 3:30 daily through the end of July. The abbreviated tour costs $7.
above taken from NewsWorks article, During the DNC, remembering America’s Founding Mothers’ by John Bright, July 22, 2016
Independence National Historical Park is offering a new walking tour for this week; The Election of 1796. This one hour walking tour is free and offered every day this week through July 30, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. Join the tour at Signers Garden, corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia and “Learn about the first contested American presidential election and the only one in which a president and vice president were elected from opposing tickets/parties.”
While walking down Arch Street in the historic district of Philadelphia (Old City) yesterday, I saw these giant chalkboards where folks were invited to write down their answer to the question, “How will you change the world?”
Arch Street Meeting House as been a gathering place for Quakers for over 200 years,. Quakers have been changing the world for even longer. Quaker #WorldChangers have been and continue to be leaders in making positive change, at the forefront of prison reform, woman suffrage, abolition, civil rights, eco justice movements, and more.
This summer through fall 2016 we are asking YOU, the public, our visitors, our neighbors, the passerbys of our great 9 foot wall, “How WILL YOU Change the World?” with the installation of a Candy Chang inspired piece. Tell us how YOU will be the next in a long line of #WorldChangers who have passed by our HistoricASMH space.
Check it out for yourself, and add your answer, at 320 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA.