Things to do in Pennsylvania
Punxsutawney Groundhogs, Weather, Bill Murray & More in Self-Guided Walking Tour
Do you know about the inner circle that protects Phil? Or the Mythology of why is so good at predicting the weather? Or what language does Phil speak? Where Did Bill Murray stay in Punxsutawney? Learn all this and much more on our self guided, smart phone navigated, tour on our tour app. Go at your own pace, go anytime, and your stop anytime. The folks here in Punxsutawney sure do and have been celebrating the weather predicting powers of their favorite groundhog since February 2nd, 1886. On this tour you’ll explore Punxsutawney and learn about Phil the ground hog. You’ll uncover the secrets of the Inner Circle of the Ground Hog Club. Discover the Indian sorcerer that gave Punxsutawney its name. Hear the tale of when Bill Murray visited. You’ll see a bunch of Phantastic Phil’s. You’ll see Phil. And of course, you’ll learn about groundhogs. The tour starts at Punxsutawney Phil’s Official Souvenirs shop.
Art and Controversy: An audio tour of Philadelphia's most infamous art scandals
Eccentric artists, secret art sales, angry film fans, and trustee deceit, Philadelphia's art scene, is filled with contention. This Philadelphia self guided audio tour goes beyond the Liberty Bell, The Constitution, and cheesesteaks, to explore some of Philadelphia's most beguiling art controversies. Discover the stories and the infamous names who created scandals that rocked Philadelphia's art world. From Rodin's legendary sculptures to Rocky trumping the Philadelphia Art Museum's popularity. These are some of the tales that have helped shape the face of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia's Lost Waterfront: Explore the historic city on an audio tour
This self-guided audio tour explores the north-central Philadelphia waterfront, focusing on what remains of this historic locale after the installation of Interstate I-95 in the 1970s, and relating (among other things) how early Quaker settlers lived in caves along the waterfront. Keep in mind that this area was where wheeling and dealing went on to encourage local, regional and national enterprise. It was where early American capitalists made their fortunes. It was where the individual American colonies were crafted into a nation. And it was also where terrible urban contagions began. Your guide is historian, writer and tour guide Harry Kyriakodis. He has what is likely the largest private collection of books about the City of Brotherly Love: about 2700 titles, new and old. He's also a founding/certified member of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides and has lived at Pier 3 Condominium at Penn’s Landing since 1997.
Private Walking Tour and Ghosts Exploration Game in Philadelphia
Try out this city exploration game and experience the true spookies in Philadelphia. Follow step-by-step instructions and solve challenges to unlock the creepiest local stories. Discover ghosts, grim crimes, mysterious religious leaders, and dark places that make Philadelphia a sinister city. Are you ready for a night walk in Philadelphia? Highlights: 1. Visit the most haunted places in town 2. Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our talented writers. 3. Learn the grim story of the Byberry Mental Hospital 4. Discover the place haunted by a nun 5. Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt.
Eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike: End boredom with part 3 of an audio drive
This self-guided GPS audio tour is Part 3 of a four-part eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike series that eliminates highway boredom. It tells incredible prehistoric tales of ancient Indians who once walked this trail and the dramas that unfolded as Indians and European settlers collide. This part of the series begins at the Sideling Hill travel plaza. It continues over and under wilderness ridges before levelling off and crossing the broad Susquehanna River Valley. By the time you reach the end at the Highspire travel plaza, you also will have reached a new understanding about life here centuries ago. We'll hear the story of Tree Worm and his controlling mother-in-law. We'll learn why a tribe was called the Hemp People. Do you like Indian Summers? The people who coined the term absolutely dreaded them. I'll tell you why. We'll learn to speak a little Seneca, and get the story on a boarding school that served as the model for turning Indians into "true civilized Americans."
Devil’s Den, Gettysburg Self-Guided Walking Tour
Welcome to the self-guided walking tour of the Devil’s Den, a battleground of ferocious fighting during the Battle of Gettysburg! Here, Union and Confederate soldiers brutally struggled to gain control of this strategic location — and eventually win the war. As you walk amongst the towering boulders and alien landscape of the Devil’s Den, the tour transports you back in time to envisage soldiers, generals, and sharpshooters battling all around you. This GPS tour allows you to explore this historic Gettysburg battleground with maximum flexibility, safety, and value. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a password and an app. Download the app, enter a password & download the tour. When you arrive, go to the Devil’s Den in Gettysburg to start the tour. Stick to the tour route for the best experience. THIS ISN'T AN ENTRANCE TICKET. CHECK COVID RULES AND OPENING HOURS BEFORE YOUR VISIT. NO EXPIRATION — THE TOUR IS AVAILABLE FROM THE MINUTE YOU BOOK UNTIL FOREVER!
Seminary Ridge Musuem Gettysburg Self-Guided Walking Tour
Welcome to the self-guided walking tour of Seminary Ridge, where the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg played out. Union and Confederate soldiers battled ferociously for control of this strategic ridge and its make-shift seminary hospital, while brave civilians did their best to keep their families safe. The walking tour transports you to July 1863, to view this bloody battleground from the eyes of the generals calling out orders, the soldiers fighting for their lives, and the civilians caught in the crossfire. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a password and an app. Download the app, enter password & download the tour. When you arrive, go to Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg to start the tour. Stick to the tour route for the best experience. THIS ISN'T AN ENTRANCE TICKET. CHECK COVID RULES AND OPENING HOURS BEFORE YOUR VISIT. NO EXPIRATION — THE TOUR IS AVAILABLE FROM THE MINUTE YOU BOOK UNTIL FOREVER!
Philly: Liberty Bell Historical Self-Guided Walking Tour
Walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes, discover the iconic Liberty Bell, and relive the fight for American Independence with a self-guided audio tour! Journey back in time to historic Philadelphia in the days of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and their revolutionary collaborators. Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, head over to the first stop. Once there, launch the app and simply follow the instructions from there! Stick to our recommended route for the best experience. THIS ISN'T AN ENTRANCE TICKET. CHECK COVID RULES AND OPENING HOURS BEFORE YOUR VISIT. NO EXPIRATION — THE TOUR IS AVAILABLE FROM THE MINUTE YOU BOOK UNTIL FOREVER!
Eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike: End boredom with part 4 of an audio drive
This self-guided GPS audio tour is Part 4 of a four-part eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike series that eliminates highway boredom. It tells incredible prehistoric tales of ancient Indians who once walked this trail. Also, compelling historic dramas unfold as Indian and European cultures collide. This part of the series begins at the Highspire travel plaza and ends at the Valley Forge travel plaza. By the time you reach Valley Forge, you will have reached a new understanding about life and death here centuries ago. That's guaranteed! Along the way, we'll hear the scary story of a boy who overcomes his fear of the dark. We'll learn of big cats that prowled this wilderness, and wolves, too. We'll get into tribal medical practices, and how to use signs of nature to forecast weather. We'll learn a little Seneca. and I'll tell you about two remarkable men who kept this region from becoming the most dangerous place on Earth -- until they didn't. And, there's more.
Eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike: End boredom with part 1 of an audio drive
This self-guided GPS audio tour is Part 1 of a 4-part eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike series that eliminates highway boredom. It tells the incredible prehistoric tales of ancient Indians who once walked this trail, and the compelling historic dramas from the time that the cultures of American Indians and Europeans clashed here. This segment of the tour begins at the Pittsburgh turnpike entrance at Monroeville, ascends into the Allegheny Mountains, and ends atop them at the Somerset Travel Plaza. Your understanding of life here centuries ago will also reach a new plateau, I guarantee that! Together we will learn how to track game; how to find a husband, and what to say if we encounter any Indians -- or even a Bigfoot -- on the trail. We will pass the battlefield that helped seal the fate of Indians in this region. We'll also be near the Flight 93 National Memorial if you wish to stop and make a pilgrimage to honor brave souls. If you enjoy this tour, check out parts 2, 3 and 4!
Drive Pittsburgh: Discover the settler history of Pennsylvania on an audio tour
Travel to a time before white Europeans "tamed" the wilderness of Western Pennsylvania, when Indians built mounds and walked trails. Be wary, though. It becomes the most dangerous place on Earth. We begin at Logstown, the original Wild West town, and end at the forts built at the Forks of the Ohio. Along the way, we'll be joined by howling wolves and dancing Indians. Grandmother will tell us why all the animals left Lenape land. Charles Dickens will reflect on his steamboat trip down the Ohio. And, we'll visit an Indian burial mound that was carried away piece by piece until it is no more. Marti Donovan, who lives with many animals, brings us Grandmother's wisdom. This is a self-guided audio tour. Please download the tour through the VoiceMap App in a wifi zone for full offline accessibility.
Eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike: End boredom with part 2 of an audio drive
This self-guided GPS audio tour is Part 2 of a four-part eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike series that eliminates highway boredom. It tells incredible prehistoric tales of ancient Indians who once walked the Turnpike route. You'll hear compelling historic dramas unfold of when Indian and European cultures collided. This part of the tour begins at the Somerset travel plaza, a summit of the Allegheny Mountains. It ends at the Sideling Hill travel plaza. Along the way, you'll learn the origins of fire. We'll explore the problems of firewater and how they caused George Washington to lead troops here. You'll hear Indian legends of the Underworld, and how not to lower yourself over a cliff. Just for good measure, we'll talk to a Seneca woman camped along the trail -- in her language. You will reach a new understanding about life and death here centuries ago. I guarantee that! And, in the bargain, your Turnpike trip will seem much shorter.
Pittsburgh to Logstown: Discover the area's settler history on an audio tour
Travel to a time before white Europeans "tamed" the wilderness of Western Pennsylvania, when Indians built mounds and walked trails. Be wary, though. It becomes the most dangerous place on Earth. We begin at the forts built at the Forks of the Ohio. We end at Logstown, the original Wild West town. Along the way, we'll be joined by howling wolves and dancing Indians. We'll visit an Indian burial mound that was carried away piece by piece until it is no more. Charles Dickens will reflect on his steamboat trip down the Ohio, and Grandmother will tell us why all the animals left Lenape land. This is a self-guided audio tour. Please download the tour using the VoiceMap app in a wifi zone to enjoy full offline accessibility.
Entrance Ticket to AT BLAQK House Collections
BLAQK House Collections is the only African American Gallery in the Downtown Pittsburgh and that it Showcases local and Unknown Artists. From Prominent To Obscure, reflecting the Hidden Jewels of a City. The enigma of surrealism persists precisely because it resists the stereotypes of What is Black Art.
Philadelphia Architecture: Discover Every American Style on a GPS Audio Tour
Join me on a self-guided GPS audio tour that’ll open your eyes to the full range of Philadelphia’s architecture, spanning every American style from the 1850s to the present. One of the richest periods artistically, it was also one of the wealthiest. Mark Twain called these years the “Gilded Age” because America’s economy boomed and vast fortunes were rapidly made. Gilded Age styles like Second Empire Baroque, High Victorian Gothic and Romanesque all compete for your attention on this tour. The styles they gave way to as we entered the 20th century are eye catching too, like Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and International Style. Then from the 1970s we enter the Postmodern era, where almost anything goes architecturally – and that’s where we still find ourselves today. Along the way, I’ll tell you plenty of interesting but not strictly architectural stories about Philadelphia and its buildings too.
Valley Forge National Historical Park Self-Guided Driving Tour
Welcome to Valley Forge National Military Park, a historic American Revolution site! In the icy December of 1777, General George Washington camped the Continental Army here to wait out the long winter. The following six months tested the mettle and resilience of his ragtag fighting force and served as a critical turning point in the Revolutionary War. Explore the rich backstory of this historic Revolutionary America site with this self-guided tour. Here's how it works: Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and the Action Tour Guide app. Download the Action Tour Guide onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, go to the Valley Forge Visitor Center to start the tour. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. THIS ISN'T AN ENTRANCE TICKET. CHECK COVID RULES AND OPENING HOURS BEFORE YOUR VISIT. NO EXPIRATION — THE TOUR IS AVAILABLE FROM THE MINUTE YOU BOOK UNTIL FOREVER!
Philadelphia Private Tour: Old Town Detective Case Exploration Game
Play a city exploration game where you search your surroundings for ways to solve fun challenges and puzzles that reveal amazing places and stories in the Old City of Philadelphia. There is no guide involved, you just follow an app and play at your own pace. Each challenge will lead you to the next place by providing you with exact directions on screen. As you solve the challenge, the story of that place is unlocked. And the next location is revealed. Highlights: Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt. Tour cobblestoned streets and burial grounds in one of America’s most haunted cities. Adventure through Philadelphia’s sprawling, photo-worthy Independence Mall. If you are part of a group, one person can purchase access for everybody by selecting the total number of people. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. Play on!
Skip the Line: Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum Admission Ticket
How did the Battle of Gettysburg affect the small bustling town, & the people who called it home? As you travel through the Heritage Center, discover what life was like before, during and after the battle. This story of courage & turmoil is told through engaging 3-D videos, interactive displays, text panels containing excerpts from letters & diaries, artifacts & memorabilia. The popular, "Cellar Experience," is included in the tour. Experience what it was like for the townspeople who were confined to their basements, listening as the battle was fought around them. The tour concludes with the Award-Winning movie, "Gettysburg: Animated Map," which was produced by the Civil War Trust. The movie, which covers the three days of fighting, is a good orientation & overview on the battle. Bordering the Gettysburg National Military Park battlefield, the Heritage Center is an educational & entertaining experience for families and groups of all ages. Allow 1-2 hours.
Ghosts of the Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour
Ghostly encounters have long been associated with Gettysburg, given the area’s violent past—and this flexible, self-led audio driving tour will guide you to the most supposedly haunted Gettysburg locations. After purchasing, download the audio file and explore whenever suits your schedule. Set off by car from the Gettysburg Heritage Center, follow the map and instructions, and listen to local author Mark Nesbitt’s spooky storytelling while viewing key historical landmarks. • A self-led driving tour offers the most flexible way to tour the area • Once it’s downloaded, the audio file never expires—use it multiple times • See landmarks like the Eisenhower National Historic Site and Devil’s Den • The tour is narrated by Mark Nesbitt, author of “Ghosts of Gettysburg”
Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour
Fully immerse yourself in Gettysburg—site of one of the Civil War’s most important battles—with a self-led audio driving tour. This flexible option, which includes a GPS map, audio narration, and online support, can be downloaded after purchasing, and never expires. Set off at a time that works best for you; drive to key battle locations, monuments, and more; and learn all about those three pivotal days of fighting from the narration. • This flexible, self-led tour option is great for independent travelers • Explore Gettysburg’s key battle sites and landmarks in comfort • The in-depth audio narration helps bring the history to life • Buy just one tour for the whole car, and use as often as you’d like