Founded in 1695, this has been the spiritual home of many of the Founding Fathers and first families of Society Hill. Benjamin Franklin was one of the members here, and it’s probably another place where George Washington slept. As the “Nation’s Church” they are a member of Independence National Park and give free tours daily. The tour is well worth it. It’s a beautiful building, modeled on the work of Christopher Wren. The 196-foot steeple was added in 1751-54, after a lengthy fundraiding drive led by Franklin. Benjamin Franklin and his wife are in the Christ Church Burial Ground at 4th and Arch Sts, two blocks north and two west.
786 Church Road Wayne, PA
April 2-October 31, Wed-Sat 10am-5pm. The garden will stay open until 8pm on every Friday May through August. Tours start at 10:30am and 1:30pm every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Tours last about 1-1/2 hours. $5 adult (16 and over), under 16, free. Season pases available. Group tours cost $10 per person. A deposit of $100 to cover the first ten participants must accompany your registration prior to the date of the tour. The balance is due on the day of the tour.
Thousands of bulbs clothe the ground in spring, followed by orchards of flowering trees with native wildflowers blooming in the woods. A vegetable garden complements a cut-flower garden, both accompanied by espaliered fruit trees. Courtyards are a framework for unusual combinations of herbaceous perennials, punctuated by pots of tropical plants. A “sculpture” of wheat and boulders undulates while a perennial garden reaches its peak in the warmest days of summer. A woodland garden carpeted with exotic groundcovers and full of rarities precedes a water garden surrounded by grasses and sweetsmelling herbs.
Just minutes from the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House is America’s oldest living botanical garden, a pastoral 18th-century homestead surrounded by the urban bustle of Philadelphia. Highlights include the oldest Gingko Tree in America and the Franklina Tree, saved from extinction by John Bartram and named after his friend, Benjamin Franklin.
by The US Hot Air Balloon Team
World Class Hot Air Balloon Rides every day over Lancaster County Amish farm country, Chester County, Brandywine River Valley, Bucks County, Delaware River Countryside. Hot Air Balloon Ride “Gift Certificates.” The perfect gift for every occasion.
Broad Street, Philadelphia
The Avenue of the Arts is the longest, widest, busiest street in the region and operates at street level and underground. It unifies a wide range of different neighborhoods, and bridges both the historic and the new. Moreover, the Avenue is home to over fifty of the city’s most important institutions dedicated to arts and culture, education, and hospitality, while also becoming known as a destination to dine, shop, and stay at an Avenue hotel.
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1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ. Across the Delaware River from Penn's Landing.
Open daily, 9:30am-5pm. Adults, $17.95. Children (2-12), $14.95. Open daily, 9:30am-5pm. Adults, $18.95; Children (2-12) $14.95. (Children under 2 are FREE).
Visitors can view the mysterious Shark Rays, touch exotic species from all around the world, explore a state-of-the-art exhibit with underwater hippo viewing, surround themselves with sharks in a 40-foot walk-through tunnel and see and feel the wonders of the underwater world in a 4-D theater.