Preservation Alliance Walking Tours presents LEWIS & CLARK IN PHILADELPHIA

Posted September 10th, 2009 at 2:50 pm.

Preservation Alliance Walking Tours presents
Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m.
Meet at NW corner, 5th & Arch Sts.
Reservations not required.
$10 Adults; $8 Students; $5 Preservation Alliance Members (Please show your member card)
Children 10 and under, accompanied by adult are free

We’ll visit the buildings that were here in first decade of the 19th century when Lewis and later Clark came to Philadelphia. Meriwether Lewis spent five weeks here in the spring of 1803 planning the historic expedition. He met with several members of the American Philosophical Society and purchased most of the supplies taken west with the Corps of Discovery. Lewis returned in 1807 as a hero to have his portrait painted by Charles Wilson Peale and to leave the collection of flora and fauna for study. Co-Captain William Clark came to Philadelphia in 1810 to arrange to have the journals of the expedition published and to sit for his portrait by Peale. Join us as we travel in the footsteps of America’s great explorers.

Mary Anne’s Shameless Self-Promotion Disclaimer: I wrote this tour in 2003 for the start of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Celebration and it is one of my favorite tours to give. Most people do not realize the crucial role that Philadelphia played–and still plays– in this great saga of American exploration. Please join me for a fun and informative walk through the city’s history.

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