Sightseeing in Philly

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 08:00

We'll meet at Penn Station (West side, in front of the NJ Transit ticket windows) at 8 in order to take the 8:14 to Trenton.  From Trenton we'll ride through New Jersey to Camden and cross over the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia's historic district.  The goal is to arrive in Philly by 3 so we will have a couple of hours to take in the sights in Philly before we head home.  40 mostly flat miles with bailouts available.

Bring the usual: $ for train tickets, bungee cords for the train, lunch or $ for lunch, water, locks, spare tubes.
Highly suggested:  $ for museum tickets, lights for your ride home.


Please do your own two minute bike check BEFORE we board the train.  It would suck to get to Trenton and first find out there that you bike is unservicable.


If you want to meet the ride somewhere other than New York Penn (e.g. Trenton) please message the ride leaders so we know to look out for you.


Things to see in the historic district:
Independence National Historical Park
Last tour of Independence Hall given at 4:30, free tickets must be picked up in advance in the visitors center (they often sell out early).

Liberty Bell: free, no tickets reqruied, but have to wait on line.

Besty Ross House.  Closes 5pm.  $5.

Ben Franklin Museum
The museum is located in Franklin Court. Entrance to the courtyard is from Market or Chestnut Streets, between 3rd and 4th Streets.  Closes 5pm. $5


NW of historic district:

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Rocky steps)
$20, closes at 5

Eastern State Penitentiary

$14. closes at 5, last entry at 4


S of historic district:

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (art museum)

$10, closes at 6




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