The Historic Philadelphia Pass
Experience four premiere attractions in Philadelphia’s Historic District for one low price
The two-day Historic Philadelphia Pass makes the must-dos in Philly's original city even easier — and more affordable.
The pass — $18 (a $37 value) — gives you tickets to:
- the National Constitution Center
- the Betsy Ross House
- Christ Church Burial Ground, and
- two days of rides on the PHLASH tourist loop.
The Historic Philadelphia Pass sales have concluded for 2016. Please check back for an updated Pass in 2017.
Read on for more of what the Historic Philadelphia Pass gets you.
Start at the Independence Visitor Center
Located on Independence Mall at 6th and Market streets, the Independence Visitor Center is the place to pick up your Historic Philadelphia Pass and the perfect place to begin your visit to the area. Just a stone’s throw from some of Philadelphia’s most popular attractions, the visitor center will help you get oriented to the culture, history, shopping and dining options available throughout the Greater Philadelphia region in an environment that is welcoming and convenient.
Grab your Historic Philadelphia Pass at the Independence Visitor Center, located at 6th and Market streets. (G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)
Attractions included with the Historic Philadelphia Pass:
National Constitution Center
Dedicated to the four most powerful pages in America’s history, the National Constitution Center examines “We the People.” Museumgoers can explore exhibits and artifacts, take in the theatrical production Freedom Rising, view an original Bill of Rights and walk among the 42 life-size, bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.
The National Constitution Center is the only museum in the world dedicated to one of America's most important documents. (D. Cruz for Visit Philadelphia)
The Betsy Ross House
The Betsy Ross House tells the story of a working-class Colonial woman and a new nation’s flag. Guests tour the home and can even meet and speak with the America’s most famous flagmaker — an upholsterer by trade — as well as enjoy interactive programs, storytelling and activities.
Meet Betsy Ross and ask her about her role in the creation of the American flag at the Betsy Ross House. (Photo courtesy M. Kennedy for Historic Philadelphia, Inc.)
Christ Church Burial Ground
Christ Church acquired this burial ground “on the outskirts of town” in 1719 after its churchyard cemetery was full. The interred include signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as Benjamin Franklin and his wife Deborah. The Franklins’ grave is easily the most visited, as seen by the large amount of pennies which are thrown onto Benjamin Franklin’s grave by visitors each day as a symbol of good luck, and a nod to Franklin’s motto that “a penny saved is a penny earned.”
The PHLASH is the quick, easy and inexpensive connection to key historic attractions and cultural institutions. Making 22 stops, the purple bus is just $2 per ride or $5 for an all-day pass. Passes can be purchased online, at all Independence Visitor Center locations or on the bus (exact change required). Best of all: It runs every 15 minutes in season.
The PHLASH bus makes 22 stops throughout Center City Philadelphia. (J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)