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 the Delaware

Carpenters’ Hall

Liberty Bell

Historic City Tavern

N.C. Wyeth Gallery

Independence Hall

Jonathan Edwards

Benjamin Franklin

John Witherspoon

Samuel Davies

Historian Bill Potter

Historian Dan Ford

Our family has traveled extensively and this was our first faith-based tour. There is something patently different about traveling with a group of believers and learning about the sights from a Christian perspective. It was an extraordinary trip that deepened our faith and bonded our family.” —Kerry N.

Included in This Tour

  • Opening night Meet & Greet  – Monday, October 14
  • All venue admissions and guides throughout the tour
  • Transportation on top-of-the-line motor coach
  • Teaching from 2 professional historians/churchmen: Bill Potter & Dan Ford
  • Lunch provided Thursday
  • Farewell Banquet at Historic City Tavern, Friday, October 18.
  • $104 room rate at Hampton Inn Valley Forge
  • Rich fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Christ
Cancellation Policy
  • Our cancellation policy is simple and reasonable, not punitive. You only pay loss suffered by Landmark Events because of your cancellation, no penalty or “service charges”. If the tour is not fully booked at the time you cancel, we will refund your full registration less any nonrefundable payments we made to hotels, coaches, etc. on your behalf.  We will gladly issue full refunds for spaces that are re-booked, regardless of the time of cancellation.
  • Depending on the tour, you may want to consider travel insurance which can cover losses due to illness, flight cancellations and lost luggage.  InsureMyTrip is a good place to start when researching travel insurance.

Ticket Pricing Information

Adults (17+):$599 $539.10*
Youth (5-16):$549 $494.10*

*Prices above reflect 10% Early Bird discount, good through August 5.

** Applies to children 4 and under who ride in a lap and share meals.

Groups of 5 Or More Always Save 20%!


Tour Highlights

Uncover the Providential Roots of Christianity and Liberty in Our Nation

Journey with us October 14-18 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 the 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

Groups of 5 Or More Always Save 20%!
Individuals Enjoy a 10% Discount*!

*Early Bird rates good through July 15

Event Speakers

Historian Bill Potter

Historian Bill Potter

An experienced historian and avid bibliophile, Bill Potter combines a lifelong study of American history with an uncommon ability to captivate audiences of all ages as he traces the providential acts of God throughout the ages. Mr. Potter has taught history in high schools and colleges, has led many tours of American and European historical sites and brings to each event a wealth of experience and knowledge. An experienced researcher and writer, Mr. Potter possesses a practical knowledge of antiquarian books, documents, and artifacts and has published several short books and has penned many articles and book reviews for publication. Bill has earned a well-deserved reputation as a man gifted in communicating the story of God’s providential hand in American history. As a father of eight children, he appreciates the necessity of passing on to the succeeding generations the richness of both our regional and national history. 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 forebears. 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, October 14
8:00pm   Meet & Greet at Hampton Inn King of Prussia / Valley Forge Hotel
Tuesday, October 15
  Philadelphia Walking Tour
  Christ Church and Cemetery
  Quaker Meeting House
  Carpenters’ Hall
Wednesday, October 16
  Philadelphia Walking Tour
  Liberty Bell
  Independence Hall
  Original Supreme Court Building
  Second Bank of the United States
  Franklin’s Court
Thursday, October 17
  Brandywine Museum
  Brandywine Battlefield
  Lunch Provided
  Valley Forge Battlefield and Museum
Friday, October 18
Princeton University
  Tour of Key Princeton Sites and Cemetery
  Washington’s crossing site
  Closing Dinner at Historic City Tavern


We selected the Hampton Inn King of Prussia / Valley Forge (530 W Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia,) for our headquarters and to host our evening fellowship sessions. Rooms with two queen beds or one king bed are available at the group rate of $104 per night, plus tax. Hot breakfast, WiFi and parking are included in the room rate.

Secure your room online here, or by calling (610) 962-8111 and requesting the Landmark Events rate.

You are under no obligation to stay at the Hampton and there are many lodging options in Philadelphia, with a wide variety of rates and amenities. We find Trip Advisor to be helpful when scouting properties, and VRBO is an excellent resource for families seeking furnished houses or apartments in the area. Keep in mind the coach will depart from the Hampton each day.

Reserve your room(s) today by calling (610) 962-8111 and reference Landmark Events – or book directly online via the link below:

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Groups of 5 Or More Always Save 20%!

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