Duration: Two days and two nights
We all know that when it comes to Pennsylvania and the Civil War, there’s more to the story than the Battle of Gettysburg. The trail of history winds throughout the state, leading all the way to Philadelphia (which just so happens to have legendary dining, hotels and shopping too). So explore the City of Brotherly Love and its lush countryside, and fall in love with America’s history all over again.
Find commemorative events, stories and more information at PA Civil War 150.
Enjoy authentic colonial dining-think pewter goblets, hard bread-in the very spot John Adams and Paul Revere imbibed some revolutionary ale. Superb food, wait staff in period dress and a tidy little gift shop make this the perfect dining experience right in Philadelphia's Old City. Raise a glass to toast the efforts of the countless heroes who fought for peaceful days like this.Read More >
The perfect complement to all that history you'll experience is to stay at the Independence Park Hotel. This hotel is located in the center of Old City and near shopping, some of the city's best restaurants and within blocks of the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center.Read More >
Near the National Historic District of Kennett Square, this beautifully restored Queen Anne gem is four blocks from fine dining and elegant shopping. The rooms are tastefully decorated in period antiques and fixtures, and there's a wraparound porch just aching for you to rock on it.Read More >
Arch Street Meeting House
A lot has changed since the Arch Street Meeting House was built in 1804. These days, the building still stands as it did all those years ago at its first location in Old City, Philadelphia. But now you can hear the story of the Quakers’ history through slide shows and exhibits of their artifacts. Stop by and learn about this building’s centuries-old story.
Brandywine Battlefield Parkz
In 50-acres of parks and woodlands, you’ll experience some of America’s most historic events. This is where an army of Revolutionaries battled against a British invasion. You won’t want to miss the reenactments.