The tour, a $4.99 download, wheels through Old City, past the First Bank of the United States -- its creation was one of Hamilton's toughest political fights -- to the Treasury Secretary's house on Walnut Street, to the approximate location of the home (the house itself is long gone) of Maria Reynolds, Hamilton's mistress. Each stop is linked to a song from the musical — at the First Bank, it's “Cabinet Battle No. 1,” which reimagines Hamilton and Jefferson's political animosity as a rap battle. At the site of the old Treasury office — which no longer stands -- you're encouraged to listen to “Non-Stop,” the explosive first-act finale where Hamilton ascends into the upper echelon of American politics.
20% of the proceeds from the app will go toward the First Bank of the United States, which has been closed to the public for years and needs $25 million in renovations to re-open.The app can be downloaded by searching "Alexander Hamilton Walking Tours" in the iTunes or Android app stores.
Valley Forge National Historic Park is just 25 miles northwest of downtown Philadelphia and you can take a city bus to it. Entrance to Valley Forge is FREE.
The park is open from 7:00 am to Dark (30 minutes after sunset) all year. Park buildings are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
A month-by-month guide to the biggest, can't-miss events coming to Philly this year
Travel & Leisure ranked Philadelphia as one of the top destinations in the world to visit in 2017, and it's clear why — more excitement than ever awaits this year.From mega festivals and parades to blockbuster exhibitions and art shows to happenings for garden enthusiasts, film connoisseurs, music aficionados and sports fans, events of all kinds pack the calendar year with epic fun, deliciousfood and more.The events below are some of the biggest events coming to the city in 2017 – drawing tens of thousands of people. But it is just a sampling of the hundreds of events that take place in Philadelphia every season. For more comprehensive guides to
events and festivals coming to Philly this year, check out our guides Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter festivals and events.