Philadelphia 3-Combo Tour: Hop-on Hop-off, Philadelphia Zoo, and Franklin's Footsteps

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Hop-on Hop-off SighgtseeingTour
This tour are offered 7 days per week with frequent departures from the Northeast Corner of 5th & Market streets. Climb aboard the double decker bus and enjoy Philadelphia's history, cultural attractions, dining and shopping along the route. Hop on and off at any of the 27 stops or just sit back and enjoy the ride!

See the steps that Rocky climbed, enjoy an authentic cheese steak or Philadelphia soft pretzel, celebrate Ben Franklin's 309th birthday, retrace the steps of our founding fathers, visit America's first Zoo, and shop along South Street.

Philadelphia Zoo

One of the best laid-out and most animal-packed zoos in the country, the Philadelphia Zoo is set among a charming 42-acre Victorian garden with tree-lined walks, formal shrubbery, ornate iron cages and animal sculptures. The zoo has garnered many “firsts” in addition to being the first zoo charted in the United States (1859), including the first orangutan and chimp births in a U.S. zoo (1928), the world’s first children’s zoo (1957) and the first U.S. exhibit of white lions (1993). In addition to its animals, the zoo is known for its historic architecture, which includes the country home of William Penn’s grandson, its botanical collections of over 500 plant species, its groundbreaking research and its fine veterinary facilities.

Philadelphia Zoo will be closed to the public on September 26 - 27, November 26, December 24-25, and January 01, 2016.

Franklin Footsteps Walking Tour
Learn about American history through the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin on a 75-minute walking tour. As an expert historian guide leads you around the historic district, learn interest anecdotes and historical facts. Highlights include Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and Carpenters’ Hall - where the Continental Congress met to discuss its grievances with England.

Along the way, you will see Christ Church, where Ben Franklin and our Founding Fathers worshiped, the Betsy Ross House, where the first flag was made, and the Christ Church Burial Ground, the final resting place of Ben Franklin and many historic leaders. Also, you’ll learn about the National Constitution Center - the historic area’s newest attraction which explores the U.S. Constitution, a worldwide symbol of freedom and justice.

Tours depart from the Sightseeing Tour Kiosk at the Independence Visitor Center.
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