Philadelphia’s New Americans Tour Launches
Candidates For Citizenship Can Boost Their Knowledge In The Places Where It All Happened
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — VISIT PHILADELPHIA® and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant & Multicultural Affairs (MOIMA) recently debuted Philadelphia’s New Americans Tour, a self-guided walking tour for new citizens and those studying to be citizens through the sites and attractions that tell the story of the nation’s founding. About half of the answers to the 100-question citizenship test study guide can be found in Philadelphia, where so many key historic events took place. The tour is available in English at visitphilly.com/newamericans and in Spanish, French and Mandarin at phila.gov/ima. There is also a free scavenger hunt version of the tour available on the mobile app Scavify.
Those interested in taking the tour can pick up a copy of the brochure at locations throughout Center City, including the Independence Visitor Center, the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and at the 13 tour locations. They can also download the piece in English at visitphilly.com/newamericans and in Spanish, French and Mandarin at phila.gov/ima. A look at the tour spots:
- Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street, historicphiladelphia.org
- Independence Hall, 5th & Chestnut Streets, nps.gov/inde
- Liberty Bell Center, nps.gov/inde
- Congress Hall, 5th & Chestnut Streets, nps.gov/inde
- National Constitution Center, constitutioncenter.org
- Benjamin Franklin Museum, 314-322 Chestnut Street, nps.gov/inde
- The President’s House Site, 6th & Market Streets, nps.gov/inde
- Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank, 420 Chestnut Street, nps.gov/inde
- Olympia (ship), 211 S. Columbus Boulevard, phillyseaport.org
- The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street, aampmuseum.org
- National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East, nmajh.org
- Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent, 15 S. 7th Street, philadelphiahistory.org
- Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, hsp.org
The Scavenger Hunt:
To provide yet another way for users to experience the tour, VISIT PHILADELPHIA created a free scavenger hunt. Participants can take photos, check in at tour locations and answer trivia questions about the locations through the Scavify app (available in the App Store or Google Play), while learning the answers to the questions on the citizenship study guide as they go. Everyone who completes the scavenger hunt wins a pair of tickets to the Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park (to redeem by February 22nd) and a chance to win a historic trip to Philadelphia valued at $1,500.
VISIT PHILADELPHIA®, formerly known as Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, makes Philadelphia and The Countryside® a premier destination through marketing and image building that increases the number of visitors, the number of nights they stay and the number of things they do in the five-county area. On Greater Philadelphia’s official visitor website and blog, visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com, visitors can explore things to do, upcoming events, themed itineraries and hotel packages.