Heart of America: Philadelphia Prison Tour

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    01 Oct 2015
    Clock 20min      Length0.5mi
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Come join an intrepid team of American investigative history street scourers as they voyage from one major American symbol to next: Liberty! Freedom! Prisons. Human rights abuses. Bad art. You think you know America? Well, wait til you see America.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Drew Barrymore, Federal Detention Center

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    Start in front of Independence Hall, roughly a block from the SEPTA station at 5th and Market (the blue Market-Frankford line).

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    The end of the route is only a few blocks from Chinatown and the Reading Terminal Market. Continue along Arch St.

    Best time to walk:

    During the day, so you are accompanied by regular tourists and the horses that prey on them.

    Precautions:

    Don't get sucked in. Keep perspective. Remember to look critically at all art and history: nothing is objective or pure, not even these precautions. Be careful of cars.

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    Missing

    This was fun, hipster history. Unfortunately it's already a little dated. The street art is gone, as well as the lgbt sign. Spent some time walking in circles trying to find them. Otherwise amusing, and I hope this duo dose more with a bit more honest, locals history.

    Posted by Nolan Cumings , about 3 years ago
    Missing

    This was fun, hipster history. Unfortunately it's already a little dated. The street art is gone, as well as the lgbt sign. Spent some time walking in circles trying to find them. Otherwise amusing, and I hope this duo dose more with a bit more honest, locals history.

    Posted by Nolan Cumings , about 3 years ago
    Missing

    fantastic! really fun and informative

    Posted by /users/1544-84c1881c-2911-4ecd-aa50-d394cc165b77 , about 3 years ago
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    Beautiful work. Thrilling.

    Posted by Rebecca Katherine Hirsch and Dan Pasternack Route Creator , over 3 years ago

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