The pulse of American history is palpable throughout Philadelphia’s streets, squares, and parks. Philadelphia was the setting for some of the most important chapters in the story of the United States, and this distinction earned it the title of UNESCO World Heritage City, the first in the country. A Philadelphia luxury holiday with Ker & Downey endeavors to explore the city of yesterday and today. Beneath the hum of history visitors will find a mosaic of citizens and creators rooted in the past, yet ever looking forward.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a world-recognized collection that houses more than 220,000 pieces, plus an ever-popular statue of Rocky outside. Philadelphia is also known for its colorful and meaningful public art. Talented artists are commissioned to create dozens of new murals each year, and the whimsical LOVE sculpture is a visual manifestation of the city’s nickname, “The City of Brotherly Love”.
Here, creativity goes hand in hand with colonial history. Within Independence Hall, the likes of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin adopted the Declaration of Independence, and cemented the birth of the nation. The landmark building is now a part of Independence National Historical Park, bearing the preserved documents that have survived since 1776 and the iconic Liberty Bell.
A drive outside of the city and into Lancaster County may as well be a drive back in time. The Pennsylvania Amish of Lancaster are the oldest Amish settlement in the United States. With Ker & Downey, a private horse-drawn buggy will take you through its bucolic landscape of windmills and farmland. Here you can meet local families, shop for Amish handicrafts, and experience the treat of simplicity.
Philadelphia’s historic offerings marry nicely with a visit to Washington DC and other areas on the United States east coast. Ker & Downey presents the historic heart of America with private chauffeurs on hand and exclusive access for discerning explorers. Contact our luxury travel consultants to being curating your own journey.