Ride the Ducks Philadelphia
Explore the historic city of Philadelphia with its only sightseeing tour that encompasses both land and water, Ride the Ducks.
You'll start your tour at Duck Central, across from the Liberty Bell, right in the action of the Independence Mall area. Your means of transportation will be a Duck, an amphibious vehicle that resembles the WWII DUKWs which were originally used to transport goods and troops across both land and water. Once you're seated and all situated, get ready to embark on an exciting adventure through the streets of historic Philadelphia. Your experienced Duck Captain will entertain you with fun stories and interesting facts about the city as you cruise your way through the Historic District all the way to the Museum District.
A Ride the Ducks tour in Philadelphia is both fun and educational as you'll pass by some of the most historic landmarks in the area including Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, Washington Square and many, many more. After you take in all the sights on land, you'll make your exciting splashdown into the Delaware River where Penn's Landing, Adventure Aquarium, Battleship New Jersey and incredible views of the city skyline are all visible from where you float on the water.
Philadelphia's Ride the Ducks tours serve as a fantastic way to see the city, grab timeless photos along the way and learn all about the fascinating history of this historic area.
Sights to See:
Independence Hall: The location where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were debated and adopted. It's listed as a World Heritage Site.
The Liberty Bell: Serves as a symbol of America's independence. It used to be located in the steeple of the Pennsylvania state house but today it rests in the Liberty Bell Center.
Carpenter's Hall: An old brick building where the first Continental Congress met. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Philadelphia Museum of Art: One of the biggest museums in the United States, this museum houses more than 227,000 items within its collections.
The Rocky Statue: A statue located at the bottom of the stairs leading up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The location was made famous by the award-winning film Rocky.
Barnes Foundation: An educational art and horticultural institution that houses thousands of artifacts and artworks from artists all over the world.
LOVE Park: Officially named "JFK Plaza," this park is famous for the Love sculpture that looks out over the plaza.
Philadelphia City Hall: An amazing work of architecture that stands 548 ft. tall. It's home to the city's government.
The Philadelphia Mint: A facility that created the national mint after the approval of the Constitution.
National Constitution Center: An interactive museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution.
Betsy Ross House: A national landmark where the creator of the American Flag lived when she sewed the very first American flag.
Elfreth's Alley: Deemed a National Historic Landmark, Elfreth's Alley is also known as the "nation's oldest residential street" because it dates back to 1702.
Ben Franklin's Grave: Franklin's tombstone is located at the Christ Church Burial Ground.
Washington Square: One of the five original planned squares on the city grid. It spans 6.4 acres in Center City Philadelphia's southeast quadrant.
Franklin Court: Located in the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Franklin Court is a slew of monuments, museums and historic sites.
Battleship New Jersey: The only American battleship that provided gunfire support during the Vietnam War.
Penn's Landing: A riverfront area along the Delaware River named after William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder.
Adventure Aquarium: An aquarium that's home to 8,000 animals and more than 2 million gallons of water.