Philadelphia During the Age of Revolution with Dr. Richard Bell

Fully-planned weekend itinerary, including hotel accommodation and meals
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About the Tour
Category
Context Journeys
Duration
3 days / 2 nights
Location
Philadelphia
Photos & Highlights
  • Spend the weekend with an American Historian, gaining new perspective on Colonial History in Philadelphia
  • Elfreth's Alley, Christ Church, Powel House, Physick House, Carpenter's Hall, Independence Mall, Museum of the American Revolution, and Library Company of Philadlephia
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Where You'll Start
Tour Experts
Richard
7 Reviews (5.0)

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This was my first live walking tour with Context Learning after hearing about them during the pandemic and many, many zoom seminars and courses. It was great to get out and really visit an historical site. This weekend tour was wonderful, full of history, included behind-the-scenes visits, provided excellent dining choices within walking distance, was a compact group for the conduct of the tour, and had excellent and knowledgeable guides: Richard Bell and John Bright. Both historians added their unique views and experiences and team-taught seamlessly. Both fostered camaraderie among the participants. I learned so much to augment my pre-tour research. I would like to return to Philadelphia again to visit other sites not on our tour to further my knowledge.
I've been thinking about this the past couple of days and honestly I can't think of how you could improve the trip - everything was so well organized and engaging.
Positive aspects were the depth and breadth of knowledge Richard and John possess, their ability to effortlessly pass this information on in a clear, concise, and upbeat manner and the enthusiasm with which they approach a subject that could easily slip into the realm of overly pedantic and boring. The location of the hotel was terrific. The food was tasty. The dinner service at the olde bar and both lunch services were outstanding. Needs improvement: the food was tasty but not plentiful enough. Americans tend to graze in addition to eating three meals a day. Even if it’s just toast, a muffin, or fruit and coffee, breakfast should be added as part of the meal plan. Also a small tray of snacks for mid-afternoon on Saturday. Not certain how that could be accomplished but having a bus makes it easier. Noon until 7pm without at least a piece of fruit is a long stretch of time without food. The music in the restaurants was too loud. The service at the the royal boucherie was below par. Their food was also cold…tasty but cold…which was too bad because the flavor was excellent. And perhaps an additional half day with the experts. Although not minor, the list of items that need improvement did not overshadow the tour; this is SOLELY because it is readily evident that Richard and John love both teaching and their areas of expertise.