Cradle of Liberty Tour 2018 2018-04-21T02:21:11+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 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

Included in This Tour

  • Opening night Meet & Greet Monday, September 17
  • All venue admissions and guides throughout the tour
  • Transportation on top-of-the-line motor coaches
  • Teaching from 2 professional historians/churchmen: Bill Potter & Dan Ford
  • Box lunch provided on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • Closing dinner Friday, September 21 at historic City Tavern
  • Access to discounted hotel rates at Hilton Garden Inn – Historic District
  • Rich fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Christ

Ticket Pricing Information

First 15 to register save 15%!

Adults (17+):$599 $509
Youth (5-16):$549 $466

* Additional 5% off the standard and early bird rates per person for groups of 5 or more.
** Applies to children 4 and under who ride in a lap and share meals.

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Tour Highlights

Uncover the Providential Roots of Christianity and Liberty in Our Nation

Journey with us September 17 – 21 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

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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, September 17
7:00pm   Meet & Greet at Hilton Garden Hotel
Tuesday, September 18
  Philadelphia Walking Tour
  Christ Church and Cemetery
  Lunch Provided
  Quaker Meeting House
  Carpenters’ Hall
Wednesday, September 19
  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, September 20
  Brandywine Museum
  Brandywine Battlefield
  Lunch Provided
  Valley Forge Battlefield and Museum
Friday, September 21
  Washington’s Crossing — Pennsylvania Side
  Lunch (on your own)
  Tour of Key Princeton Sites and Cemetery
  Closing Dinner at Historic City Tavern


Accommodations are not included in registration price and you are free to stay wherever suits you best. We chose the Hilton because it has a superior location in the Historic district, just blocks from Independence Hall, Liberty Plaza and many more notable sites. Keep in mind the coach will depart from the Hilton when we travel to Princeton, Valley Forge, Brandywine and other venues outside the city.   

  • Rooms are $169 plus tax for a king suite or a suite with two double beds.
  • Breakfast for two IS included in this room rate.
  • Reservations for the group rate must be made on or before August 15.
  • Meet & Greet on Monday, September 17 will be hosted at the Hilton Garden.

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.

Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City Hotel, PA - Hotel Exterior Day

Reserve your room(s) today by calling 215-923-0100 and reference the Landmark Events Tour of Philadelphia – Group Code LAN – or book directly online via the link below:

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