Historic Philadelphia

Field Trips

Full Day Field Trip Experience

Our Full Day Field Trip Experience is a cross-curricular, standards-based field trip package created by educators, for educators, to build connections between classroom instruction and meaningful on-site learning. It’s a field trip where every stop is a teachable moment.

The field trip packages also include experienced tour facilitators who travel with your group so you stay on schedule and navigate through the historic district safely and smoothly. Your itinerary includes everything from bus drop-off and pick-up locations to bathroom stops and lunch breaks. We also provide curricular materials to bring the on-site learning from your field trip into your own classroom. In short, we are your one-stop shop for all your educational field trip needs in historic Philadelphia. Just let us know when you want to visit and how many students and chaperones you'll be bringing and let us take care of everything else!

The Full Day Field Trip Experience is available during the school year from September to June. Reservations can be made as early as 9:30 AM, and last approximately 3 ½ hours. Additional time is required for visits to Afternoon Add-On sites.

To request a field trip for your group, please complete and submit the Full Day Field Trip Experience Online Reservation Request Form.

Contact the Education Department via email at education@historicphiladelphia.org, or call 215-629-5801 x240.


For Grades 4-6

Your Fully-Planned Itinerary Includes:

  • Betsy Ross House: tour through the historic 18th-century home to learn the full story behind the legendary flag maker
  • Once Upon A Nation Story Stroll: an educational, interactive, walking-tour style program where students play a part in bringing the past to life in the places where history was made
  • Arch Street Meeting House: visit a historic Quaker Meeting House to learn about the values and practices that helped to shape Philadelphia
  • Customizable Afternoon Add-On at one of the following:

Liberty Bell

U.S. Mint

Benjamin Franklin Museum*

National Constitution Center*

Museum of the American Revolution*

National Museum of American Jewish History*

African American Museum in Philadelphia*

*Additional fees apply

  • Field Trip Facilitators who make sure everything runs safely and smoothly
  • Curricular Materials that meet Common Core stands
  • Bus drop-off and pick-up locations

Pricing

For groups of...

  • 20-29 students:  $21.00 per student*
  • 30-69 students:  $18.00 per student*
  • 70-99 students:  $15.50 per student*
  • 100 or more students:  $14.50 per student*

*We welcome one free chaperone for every six students.  Any additional chaperones will be charged at the student rate.

Full Day Field Trip Experience Curriculum Booklet for Grades 4-6


For Grades 7-9

Your Fully-Planned Itinerary Includes:

  • Bloodletting & Burials Story Stroll: an educational, interactive, walking-tour style program that leads students on a journey through Philadelphia’s gruesome history of infection and inoculation
  • American Philosophical Society: an in-depth, hands-on exploration of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic during which students will discover a hidden gem of the historic district and pick up some disease-fighting skills using primary source documents from the APS Library
  • Customizable Afternoon Add-On at one of the following:

Liberty Bell

U.S. Mint

Benjamin Franklin Museum*

National Constitution Center*

Museum of the American Revolution*

National Museum of American Jewish History*

African American Museum in Philadelphia*

*Additional fees apply

  • Field Trip Facilitators who make sure everything runs safely and smoothly
  • Curricular Materials that meet Common Core stands
  • Bus drop-off and pick-up locations

Pricing

For groups of...

  • 20-29 students:  $19.00 per student*
  • 30-69 students:  $16.00 per student*
  • 70-99 students:  $13.50 per student*
  • 100 or more students:  $12.50 per student*

*We welcome one free chaperone for every six students.  Any additional chaperones will be charged at the student rate.

 

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