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School Trips to Philadelphia, PA 

Visit a National Treasure

Philadelphia offers the opportunity to step back in time to walk in the footsteps of America's Founding Fathers and to visit the iconic places where history was made. A new nation was declared here and students will never forget the chance to see the places that preserve our nation's first chapter. Scroll down to view sample trip itineraries and suggested local sites for school trips to Philadelphia.


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Sample Itineraries

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3-Day Philadelphia Trip Itinerary

  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Valley Forge
  • Independence Hall and more


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Add Philadelphia to another East Coast tour and visit

  • Independence Hall
  • The Liberty Bell
  • LOVE Park
  • Valley Forge and more


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Build Your Own

No canned trips here. We’ll customize your itinerary for your students and their interests.

Request your custom itinerary

Air Travel Available

Your flights will be convenient to maximize your tour time. Whenever possible, flights are direct to and from your gateway city.

Bus Travel Available

Friendly, safety-minded drivers and deluxe motor coaches equipped with TV's, DVD players, and lavatory.

Points of interest to cater to all class types


Class trips to Philadelphia are perfect for bringing history to life for your students. The city of Philadelphia is best known for its historical sights that have been preserved for visitors to enjoy and museums that showcase the words and deeds of our nation's Founding Fathers.The Independence Park Institute also offers school programs and resources about the 18th Century that use primary sources for inquiry and historical analysis.

  • Independence Hall
  • The Liberty Bell
  • The Franklin Institute
  • Valley Forge
  • National Constitution Center
  • Carpenter's Hall
  • Betsy Ross House
  • Declaration House, Eastern State Penitentiary

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Philadelphia's most celebrated statesman, Benjamin Franklin, also was a well respected scientist and inventor whose legacy is found in this city that is filled with places to explore STEM concepts, including a world-renowned scientific institute and museum that bears his name.

  • Benjamin Franklin Museum
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Mütter Museum
  • Rittenhouse Square
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Crystal Cave
  • Fairmount Waterworks
  • Wagner Free Institute of Science
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Independence Seaport Museum
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Philadelphia shows its love for the arts in its historic architecture, performance venues, and renowned museums, including the oldest art institute and museum in the United States.

  • The Barnes Foundation
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Reading Terminal Market
  • Mummers Museum
  • The Magic Gardens
  • LOVE Park
  • Rodin Museum
  • Independence Historical Park
  • Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Kimmel Center 
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Who is this trip for?

Middle School:

Reaching Middle School Minds

At NationsClassroom, we know the minds of tweens are busy trying to figure out the world while getting side tracked by hormones and emotions. Reaching them through experiences that offer the thrill of adventure with the security of trusted adults is the key to a great educational travel experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

High School:

A Time of Self-Discovery

The high school years are a time of self discovery. Educational tours with NationsClassroom provide new experiences that will open the minds of yours students and help them dream of new opportunities that they had never conceived before.


When Experience is Everything

Think of any job you've ever had. What training served you well? Best guess is that it was what you experienced on the job. NationsClassroom will give your students hands-on experiences that apply your STEM-based curriculum in meaningful ways. These will be lessons learned that students will be able to build upon for years to come.


Build The Cultural Fabric of Their Lives

When students perform and experience the arts in new places, they build self-esteem, motivation, and self-expression. They also gain cultural exposure, witness social harmony, and develop an appreciation of diversity. A performance tour with NationsClassroom allows students to weave their own experiences into the cultural fabric of their lives.

Teachers, parents, and students rave about NationsClassroom tours


"I have thought about providing our students with a Washington, DC tour for many years. However, I was very concerned with the time commitment and support it would take to make a trip happen. From our first phone call, to your help with my Parent Night, handling all parent payments and finally running our tour I could not be happier. The NationsClassroom staff made my role so much simpler than I could have imagined. As a result, we had 160 students on our first tour that had a great experience. I am sure that the tour will now be a yearly highlight for our school. Thank you."


- Tom N., Social Studies Department Head, Connecticut



"Thank you for an amazing trip to Washington, DC. My friends and I had a great time. My favorite parts were the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery and going up in the Washington Monument. This was my best trip by far and I have been on a lot."


- Sam D., Student, Wisconsin



"I have planned my Washington, DC and New York City tour with just about every student tour company that there is. Hands down, NationsClassroom is the best. Your staff really cares about doing things great and providing my kids with a great trip, year, after year. Every part of the process is done right-your company simply gets it."  


- Susan Q., History Teacher, Texas


"I just returned from an amazing experience with my daughter on her Washington, DC and East Coast school trip with NationsClassroom. I have to say I am very pleased and frankly quite surprised. Companies in other fields can take note of your attention to detail, dedication to providing great service and the passion of your employees. Our tour was very well thought out, the meals were better than I expected and the hotels were very nice. Our check in and check out were both very smooth. Most importantly, your Tour Guide was phenomenal. I don’t know how he was able to relate to everyone so well. He had the students really get involved in what they were seeing and didn’t just talk non-stop. Thank you for a wonderful lifelong memory."


- Dawn M., Parent, California