Another great place to visit when you’re in the Big Apple is Philadelphia, a beautiful city that you should visit because it’s a great place to learn a lot about U.S. history.

Philadelphia, also known as the City of Fraternal Love, is one of the oldest cities in the U.S., had a very important role in the Independence of the United States, it was in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the U.S. Constitution, this city is home to the Founding Fathers, for this reason, the city has become a historic destination.

Taking an excursion to Philadelphia from New York will allow you to learn a great deal about the history of the United States, besides, you will be able to visit some of the best monuments of the East Coast, to know a great variety of emblematic buildings of the Independence of the United States, as well as, modern buildings that are architectural jewels of the city. Some of the symbolic places of Philadelphia that you will visit are the Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Independence Mall, well these are only some places.

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Another reason to take a tour to Philadelphia is the art, the City of Fraternal Love offers its visitors a great variety of art, the best place, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, an extraordinary place, there you will find more than 200 galleries where more than 1000 works of art are exhibited. Impressive! The Philadelphia Museum of Art is also famous because its stairs appear in the movie Rocky, there, was filmed the unforgettable scene of Rocky Balboa climbing the stairs of the museum, at the top of the stairs, you will find a statue of Rocky.

On the other hand, Philadelphia is famous for its murals and street art, in the city there are approximately 4 thousand murals, so traveling through the streets of the city is like visiting a museum. Some organizations offer tours that take you to the most famous murals in the city.

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One thing we love about this tour to Philadelphia is that you will have the opportunity to visit an authentic Amish community. This tour takes you to Lancaster County, there, you will have the incredible opportunity to see up close how the Amish live away from modern technology, you can board an Amish carriage and also visit a flea market, no doubt this is an excursion you will love.

Now that you know a little more about the Philadelphia trip from New York, below we share with you how the trip itinerary is and more.

Itinerary of the Philadelphia Tour from New York

The tour begins in Manhattan, it is in this district of the Big Apple where you will board the vehicle that will take you to Philadelphia. The trip in Van takes approximately two hours, a short trip and in which you will be able to appreciate some beautiful landscapes.

Once in Philadelphia the tour begins, you will visit the most emblematic places of the city so you will visit the Bell of Freedom, Elfreth’s Alley, explore the historic area of Independence Mall and Independence Hall, is in this building where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States was signed. Then visit other Philadelphia landmarks such as President’s House.

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After visiting the historic area of Philadelphia, you will have time to visit Old Town, in this area of the city you could appreciate the colonial style of the houses, besides, to visit the Elfreth’s Alley, an alley of 32 old houses of Georgian architecture, which are historical patrimony of the city. Afterwards, you can visit Betsy Ross’ house, the place where the first American flag was designed.

The next destination on the tour is the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where you can see up close the famous statue of Rocky and take some incredible pictures of the city. The Art Museum is one of the most visited places daily by tourists, besides, the stairs of the museum are very famous for having appeared in the movie Rocky.

After the Philadelphia city tour, we will head to Lancaster County, where you can see how one of the largest Amish communities in the United States lives. In Lancaster County, you can appreciate Amish traditions, appreciate its simple lifestyle away from modern technology and get into an authentic Amish carriage. The best thing about visiting this county, in addition to learning more about the Amish lifestyle, are its landscapes, in this place you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, see the large green esplanades and farms along the road.

Amish Market

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After touring Lancaster, you can visit an Amish market, in this place you can taste the food of the community, also, you will have the opportunity to buy products handmade by the families of the county.

At the end of the day, you will leave Lancaster County behind to return to New York City, once in the Big Apple the 1-day tour to Philadelphia will be over.

Other tours from New York

The Big Apple is an incredible city, it is the starting point to visit other cities, from New York you can take a tour to Boston, Tour to Washington DC or a Tour to Niagara Falls. So, if you’re in the Big Apple for a few days the best thing you can do is venture into another city.