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Philadelphia Walking Tours Are Underway

WHAT: "Lewis & Clark in Philadelphia," a special new walking tour to 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. Lewis returned in 1807 as a hero to have his portrait painted by Charles Willson Peale and to leave his collection of flora and fauna for study. The co-captain of the Corps of Discovery, 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.

WHEN: The first one was held on Saturday, August 9. (Check the website belowfor the next schduled tour.)

WHERE: Meet in front of Benjamin Franklin's grave at Christ Church Burial Ground, 5th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia

DETAILS: No reservations required. $10/adults; $8/students; children 10 and under/free. For more information: 215.925.WALK.

WHAT ELSE: The Philadelphia Chapter of the Lewis & Clark Heritage Trail Foundation invited Walk Philadelphia to collaborate on a new walking tour to celebrate the bicentennial of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. For a full schedule of Walk Philadelphia tours, go to


Updated August 24, 2003