Cradle of Liberty Tour 20152017-09-21T14:10:43+00:00

About the Event

Journey to Philadelphia — the Cradle of Liberty — site of the Continental Congress and signing of America’s Declaration of Independence. Follow General Washington from his loss at Brandywine and harsh winter at Valley Forge to his Delaware crossing and surprising victory at Princeton. Learn about the Constitutional Convention, the War for Independence, the Great Awakening and much more!


George Washington


Valley Forge


Crossing Delaware


Historian Dan Ford


Liberty Bell


Historic City Tavern


N.C. Wyeth Gallery


Independence Hall


Live Period Music


Benjamin Franklin


John Witherspoon


Samuel Davies


Jonathan Edwards


Carpenters’ Hall


Historian Bill Potter


Great Fellowship

Included in This Tour

  • Opening night welcome reception Monday, June 29
  • All venue admissions and guide gratuities throughout the tour
  • Transportation on top-of-the-line motor coaches
  • Teaching from 2 professional historians/churchmen: Bill Potter & Dan Ford
  • Box lunch, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • Closing dinner Friday, July 3 at 7:30pm at historic City Tavern [Learn more ››]
  • Access to deeply discounted hotel rates at Spring Hill Suites
  • Rich fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Christ

* Early Bird rates shown below valid through June 5.

$Free
Free**

$599
Ages 5-16
$599 $549

$699
Ages 17+
$649 $599

* Registrants who are part of a group of 5 or more save 10% per person off the standard and early bird rates.
** Applies to children 4 and under who ride in a lap.

Tour Highlights

Uncover the Providential Roots of Christianity and Liberty in Our Nation

Journey with us June 29 – July 3 to Philadelphia — the Cradle of Liberty — where the first Continental Congress convened and patriot leaders later signed America’s Declaration of Independence.


Continental Congress


Signing of the Declaration of Independence

Follow General George Washington through some of his most difficult and daring days of service — from his loss at Brandywine and his long winter at Valley Forge to his famous crossing of the Delaware and his surprising victory at Princeton.


George Washington


Crossing Delaware

Walk the halls of the College of New Jersey where Presbyterian pastor John Witherspoon trained one-fifth of the members of the Constitutional Convention, and visit the nearby graveyard where such godly luminaries as Jonathan and Sarah Edwards, Samuel Davies, and Ashbel Green are laid to rest.


John Witherspoon


College of New Jersey (Princeton University)

Learn about the Constitutional Convention, the War for Independence, the Great Awakening, and much more!


Jonathan Edwards


Constitutional Convention

Historian Bill Potter

Historian Bill Potter

Historian Bill Potter combines a lifelong study of history with an uncommon ability to captivate audiences of all ages as he traces the providential acts of God throughout the ages. Leading tours of American and European historical sites, he has earned a well-deserved reputation as a gifted communicator, bringing to each event a wealth of experience and knowledge. A seasoned researcher and writer, Mr. Potter possesses a practical knowledge of antiquarian books, documents, and artifacts and has published numerous short books, as well as many articles and book reviews. He and his wife, Leslie, reside in Virginia.

Dan Ford

Dan Ford

Dan Ford has been an avid collector of artifacts and historic documents for nearly two decades. As a researcher and historian, he has compiled an archive of original source materials by which to verify contemporary accounts of the lives of our forebearers. These artifacts range from more ancient cuneiform tablets, scrolls, and pottery, to less ancient pamphlets, maps, broadsheets, books, private letters, and public documents. He has been a group teacher and conference speaker on the subjects of Christian English and American history for the past ten years. His single goal in each presentation has been to explain and document, by way of facts and artifacts, the abundant evidence of our godly cultural inheritance. With twenty-five years in the field of graphic illustration, he is well-known for his illustrated work In the Name of God, Amen. Dan and his wife Theresa reside in St. Louis, Missouri.

Event Schedule

Monday, June 29
7:00pm Welcome Reception
Tuesday, June 30
  Philadelphia Walking Tour
  Christ Church and Cemetery
  Lunch Provided
  Quaker Meeting House
  Carpenters’ Hall
Wednesday, July 1
  Philadelphia Walking Tour
  Liberty Bell
  Independence Hall
  Original Supreme Court Building
  Lunch (on your own)
  Second Bank of the United States
  Franklin’s Court
Thursday, July 2
  Brandywine Museum
  Brandywine Battlefield
  Lunch Provided
  Valley Forge Battlefield and Museum
Friday, July 3
  Washington’s Crossing — Pennsylvania Side
  Princeton
  Lunch (on your own)
  Tour of Key Princeton Sites and Cemetery
  Closing Dinner at Historic City Tavern [Learn more ››]

Accommodations

SpringHill Suites Plymouth Meeting

  • Sleeping rooms are $114 plus tax for a King Suite or a suite with two double beds (all rooms have pull out sofa beds!)
  • This special rate is good beginning 6/28/15 and ending 7/5/15
  • Breakfast IS included in this room rate
  • Reservations for the group rate must be made on or before 6/1/15
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Opening Reception on Monday, 6/29 will be hosted in the meeting room.

Reserve your room(s) today by calling 800.287.9400 and reference the Cradle of Liberty Tour room block at the Spring Hill Suites Plymouth Meeting, or book directly online via the link below:

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