2017 ESS/SAES/ARD Fall Meeting: A Question of Balance

Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park
Check out the Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall. Visitors with more time to explore will discover gems like Congress Hall and the Franklin Court Printing Office. Begin your visit at the Independence Visitor Center.

Click here for operating hours and how to obtain tickets

Philly by Night Bus Tour

Philly by Night Tour
This evening tour gives you a different perspective of Philadelphia at night, with all the attractions lit up under a starry night sky. This hour and a half tour is not hop-on hop-off but you do get the opportunity to climb the Rocky Steps at the Art Museum and take a picture of Philadelphia's night time skyline. Each tour is fully narrated by a friendly and knowledgeable Philadelphia tour guide.

Evening Sightseeing Tours depart from at 8 p.m. nightly from Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (12th and Filbert Streets). Tickets sold until departure at 12th & Filbert Streets. Suggested Boarding Time 7:30pm.

Sites include:

  • South Street
  • Liberty Bell
  • Independence Hall
  • Chinatown
  • Avenue of the Arts
  • Ben Franklin Parkway
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

Taste of Philly Walking Tour

Taste of Philly Walking Tour
You’ll love this 75-minute walking tour about Philly food favorites like cheesesteaks, hoagies and pretzels and the vibrant Reading Terminal Market where they’re sold. Leaves from the Market info desk, 12th and Filbert sts., at 10 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday. (Group private tours also available.) For reservations (required), click here call 800-838-3006.

Ride the Ducks

Ride the Ducks Philadelphia
Cruise through the city streets before setting sail on the river during Philadelphia’s only amphibious sightseeing tour.

Hop aboard an amazing duck vehicle, which drives on land and water, and embark on a 80-minute tour around Philadelphia—from the Historic District to the Museum District and numerous neighborhoods in between–before splashing into the Delaware River for a 20-minute water tour.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest art museums in the United States. It has collections of more than 227,000 objects that include world-class holdings of European and American paintings, prints, drawings, and decorative arts.

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