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Walk the Ben Franklin Bridge

Walk the Ben Franklin Bridge

Duration:1.5 hours total
Includes:Food
Languages:Offered in English and Spanish

About your host

I've been crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge on foot in all seasons for five years. During that time I've fallen in love with all that a walk across the bridge offers those who skip driving or taking the train to take the slow way across instead: the views, open space and deep breaths above the scenic Delaware; the chance to get up close to a Philly icon and epic structure built with pedestrians in…
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What we’ll do

This fun, story-filled, scenic walk begins outside of the Independence Visitor Center where we will gather before a brief visit to Ben Franklin's final resting place. There we will discover why the bridge was named after the Founding Father; share details about his fascinating life of contribution then begin our journey across the Delaware. As we walk, you will enjoy iconic views and hear some of…

What else you should know

Please come prepared to walk 3.5 miles which will include climbing up and down steps. We will walk at a strolling rate. There will be bathrooms at the Visitor Center only, not on the bridge.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Benjamin Franklin-inspired snacks - two of his favorite "seafaring snacks" as he referred to them.

What to bring

Please bring a hat, layers and/or an umbrella so that you will be comfortable in all sorts of weather conditions. There is no shade during this walk so a sun hat or umbrella is highly recommended.

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Where you'll be

We will meet at the Independence Center, just outside of the door on the Gift Shop side of the building. We will then move on to The Christ Church Burial Ground, walk the Benjamin Franklin Bridge roundtrip back to Philadelphia then visit the Bolt of Lightening...A Memorial to Benjamin Franklin sculpture at Monument Plaza before returning to our starting point.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests aged 2 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Please come prepared to walk 3.5 miles which will include climbing up and down steps. We will walk at a strolling rate. There will be bathrooms at the Visitor Center only, not on the bridge.
Maria
Walk the Ben Franklin Bridge
2 reviews
£21 / person
2 reviews
£21 / person