Student Travel Spotlight: Philly
The city of “Brotherly Love” is a popular student-travel destination. And why shouldn’t it be? It’s the birthplace of American Democracy, fifth largest city in the United States, home of the Liberty Bell and so much more! All it takes is one trip to Philadelphia to see why this destination, soaked in American History, is a great place to take your students.
Our Tour Manager was very enjoyable. He has a way of getting the kids' attention and keeping it. Everyone at Nowak Tours went out of their way for our little school. Amazing! -Rittman Middle School
While we can customize any trip to fit your group’s needs and budget, these are three of our favorites from our Philly sites roster:
The Betsy Ross House
The American flag stands for liberty, freedom, and pride in our nation. The symbolism of our flag is the reason that it marks so many of our nation’s great accomplishments. An American flag flies on the moon, on Mount Everest, and at ground zero when we united as a nation to begin cleaning up the rubble. Your group can now tour the house that Betsy and her husband, John Ross, used to live in and run an upholstery business. This is also the house that Betsy lived in when she sewed the very first American flag.
In the mid eighteenth century, a blacksmith by the name of Jeremiah Elfreth was the largest property owner of what is now known as Elfreth’s Alley. When your group steps onto Elfreth’s Alley, they will almost feel as if they are stepping back into the eighteenth century. Take a walk down the alley and say hello to the residents who support this historical treasure of 33 colonial and federal-style homes. After that your group can stop in the museum to learn all about the architecture, and all of the history of this historical community.
When your group takes a Spirit lunch or dinner cruise, they get an entirely different type of entertainment. This beautiful cruise liner has outdoor strolling decks, climate controlled interior decks, dance floors, outdoor patio seating, and much more. Let your students relax to great food, music, and magnificent views of the Delaware River.