Waves of Change Along North Broad
It speaks of a city that once swaggered with newly rich industrialists, then blossomed with civil rights activism, and most recently has been expanding its arts district. Neighborhoods along North Broad have risen on the city’s upswing and fallen hard on its downturns. Join us as we explore the many facets of this area so close to the beating heart of the city. Our morning will include a guided walking tour on which we’ll see mansions, performance venues and more. We will also take a guided tour through the Wagner Free Institute of Science, a natural history museum created in the 1800’s to help fulfill one man’s vision of making science accessible to all. We will enjoy lunch at nearby Cafe Lift, housed in a former factory on 13th Street in Callowhill. In the afternoon we will visit the beautiful Church of the Advocate, where our guide will describe its early history, its active role in the civil rights movement and the story of the many murals that adorn its walls. Wear comfortable shoes, as the trip will include a lot of walking.
Cost includes transportation, entrance fees, guided tours, lunch, snacks, and gratuities.
504 – $109
8:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High School promptly at 8:30 a.m.