Family Fun in Philadelphia

If you are visiting the City of Brotherly Love, a great way for your family to see Philadelphia is to purchase the City Pass.  This discounted ticket offers you admission to your choice of five museums in the Philadelphia area, including the Big Bus Company Trolley Tour.  The Trolley Tour is a great tour to take when you arrive in the area to familiarize yourself with the sights and sounds of Philly.  The bus has numerous pick up locations, including all the main attractions.  Also included in your CityPass is admission to the Franklin Institute and Adventure Aquarium.  In addition, you can choose between Philadelphia Zoo or National Constitution Center and Eastern State Penitentiary or Please Touch Museum.  These are nice options depending on the age of your group.  The National Constitution Center is a great spot for children learning about American History.  The Freedom Rising theatrical production is awe inspiring and inspirational.  The kids will also enjoy Signers’ Hall, where you will find 42 life-size bronze statues of the founding fathers and kids can sign their own copy of the Constitution.

If you are sticking with a historical theme on this trip, don’t forget to stop at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.  While you will have to stop at the Visitors Center to get a walk-up ticket, these attractions are free and part of the National Park system.  The ticket will set a time for you to enter the hall.  Plan ahead and get your tickets early so you have time to see some of the other sights surrounding Independence Hall.

Philadelphia is rich in history mixed with fun museums for all ages.  The CityPass tour gives you an opportunity to experience both, and hopefully inspire our next generation.