Philadelphia Kids Entertainment Tour (Self Guided), Philadelphia

Philadelphia is one of the greatest family destinations in the United States. This wonderful city offers a diversity of interesting attractions for all ages. Its fabulous Arden Theatre Company, the African American Museum, the magnificent sweet shops on Market Street and the Independence Seaport Museum are amazing places for parents to enjoy with their kids. Check out these great attractions in this next self-guided tour!
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Philadelphia Kids Entertainment Tour Map

Guide Name: Philadelphia Kids Entertainment Tour
Guide Location: USA » Philadelphia (See other walking tours in Philadelphia)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Author: leticia
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Franklin Square

1) Franklin Square (must see)

A renovated Franklin Square was unveiled in the summer of 2006 as part of Philadelphia's celebration of Benjamin Franklin's tercentenary. Courtesy of the project, the park—last of five original squares laid out by William Penn—obtained new walkways, lighting, landscaping, and public WCs with changing tables. Inside the Square is a number of attractions including the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel, Philly Mini Golf, and a couple of public playgrounds (one for kids aged 2 to 5, and the other for 5 to 12s). The square also houses a beautiful namesake (Franklin Square) Fountain and Once Upon A Nation's—a unique local attraction featuring storytelling benches, craft demonstrations, and merchandise kiosks.
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The African American Museum in Philadelphia

2) The African American Museum in Philadelphia

The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is notable as the first museum funded and built by a municipality to help preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans. Opened during the 1976 Bicentennial celebrations, the AAMP is located in historic Philadelphia, a few blocks away from the Liberty Bell. AAMP currently houses four galleries and an auditorium, each of which offers exhibitions anchored on one of three dominant themes: The African Diaspora, the Philadelphia Story, and the Contemporary Narrative. The Museum is home to more than 750,000 objects, images and documents that are made available for research, exhibitions, for loan to other museums, and used in the Museum’s many educational programs. Temporary exhibits, as well as a variety of family events, workshops, films, tours, symposiums, and concerts relating to African-American culture and history are offered.

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Arden Theatre Company

3) Arden Theatre Company

Arden Theatre Company runs the first in the city resident professional children's theatre program, featuring shows made with the same cast, designers, and budgets as those engaged in the main, adult productions. Each of the Children's Theatre performances is followed by an informative Q&A session, during which kids can ask the actors questions about their work. After the show kids can meet the actors one-to-one in the lobby. The theater is also home to Arden Kids' Crew, for kids aged between five and 11, and the Arden Teen Company, for teens in grades six to 12. Both of these include summer camp programs, one-day workshops, and classes in acting, design, and muscial theater, taught by some of the city's most experienced theater professionals.
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The Franklin Fountain

4) The Franklin Fountain

Brothers Ryan and Eric Berley come from a long line of antique dealers. When they decided to convert a former bakeshop of dubious taste into a stylish old-school ice cream parlor and soda fountain, no painstaking detail was spared. The ensued result justified the effort and saw an authentic early-20th-century style interior with vintage wooden cabinetry lining the walls and tin ceilings overhead, in which the signature hand-made Franklin Ice Cream is carefully dispensed over Tennessee pink marble counters. On offer are classic sundaes, splits, soda fountains favorites, fruit pies and other baked stuff, complete with rarities such as old-time chewing gum and America's first soft drink—Moxie cola.

Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11 am- 12 am; Friday-Saturday: 11 am- 1 am.
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Independence Seaport Museum

5) Independence Seaport Museum (must see)

The Independence Seaport Museum is a museum dedicated to the maritime history of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley. It is located in the Penn's Landing complex along the Delaware River in Philadelphia. The museum was founded in 1961 by J. Welles Henderson and has dozens of exhibits including the warship USS Olympia and the submarine USS Becuna. There are many maritime artifacts, ship models, and full-sized boats in the permanent and interactive exhibitions. The exhibits focus on the Port of Philadelphia, trade, immigration, shipbuilding, and deep sea submersibles.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Travel Distance: 2.5 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km

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