Relive the founding of America in the city where it all began along the historic Philadelphia Liberty Trail. This guide to over 50 landmarks, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Elfreth’s Alley, and the Betsy Ross House, applies a fresh outlook to the birth of America by exploring beyond these major sights and includes attractions that are often overlooked by other travel guides.
In the shadow of Independence Hall you’ll tour the home where America’s first soda was introduced in 1807; hear about Benjamin Franklin’s electric turkey experiment and even learn that, believe it or not, Pennsylvania was not named after William Penn.
The Philadelphia Liberty Trail uncovers these unusual tidbits and more, while providing the history of each site along with current information on admission fees, hours of operation, and travel tips. It also includes suggested Side Trips to area attractions such as Valley Forge and Fort Mifflin, along with lodging and dining options. Stroll the Philadelphia Liberty Trail and experience history right where it happened.
In their review the Philadelphia Inquirer called the book “a must-read for Philadelphia visitors and natives alike.”
June, 2015 Update
Philadelphia Liberty Trail was honored by the Society of American Travel Writers Eastern Chapter as a 2015 Book-of-the-Year.
About the authors ~ In 2011 Philadelphia natives and award-winning travel writers Larissa and Michael Milne quit their jobs, sold their house and gave away their possessions to travel around the world for a year with a Rocky statue. After traveling to six continents they returned to Philadelphia to write about their favorite city. They brought back a newfound global perspective; viewing Philadelphia through the fresh eyes of wanderers returning home and discovering new pleasures in their own backyard.
They write about their adventures on their travel blog at ChangesinLongitude.com, which won the 2013 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Silver Award for Best Travel Blog. The judging committee declared, “Changes in Longitude makes even the most daring travel seem easy, and the writers tell stories of their journeys that are intimate, accessible and fun.” Michael and Larissa share their travel stories in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Huffington Post, Travel + Escape and other media outlets. They are also members of the Society of American Travel Writers.