June 11, 1776

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Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Philip Livingston comprise a committee chosen to prepare the Declaration of Independence.  John Adams requests Thomas Jefferson to prepare the first draft.  When Jefferson suggested that Adams write the Declaration, Adams “declined, and gave him several reasons for declining.  1.  That he was a Virginian, and I a Massachusettensian.  2. That he was a southern man, and I a northern one.  3.  That I had been so obnoxious for my early and constant zeal in promoting the measure, that any draught of mine would undergo a more severe scrutiny and criticism in Congress, than one of his composition.  4., and lastly, and that would be reason enough if there were no other, I had a great opinion of the elegance of his pen, and none at all of my own.  I therefore insisted that no hesitation should be made on his part.”

Join us at Bow Tie Tours for the Independence Tour Extraordinaire, a four hour tour that takes you inside the building where the Declaration was signed, and also to the place where Thomas Jefferson, alone, wrote his first draft.  Join us for our stupendous 4th of July Celebration, which comprises of a tour given by Dr. Benjamin Rush that will take you to the inside of the room where the Declaration was written!

We had a tremendous tour at Valley Forge yesterday – now that summer is here, you don’t want to miss  it.

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The Ultimate July 4th Celebration!!!!

Bow Tie Tours is pleased to announce the Ultimate July 4th Celebration, a 7-Hour Extravaganza that will take you to all of the top sites in Colonial Philadelphia.  Included in this tour is admission to Independence Hall, Graff House, the 2nd National Bank/Portrait Studio, the Betsy Ross, House, and the brand new Museum of the American Revolution that includes the actual tent where George Washington slept.  This will all end off at the City Tavern for a drink and a Huzzah!

Join Dr. Benjamin Rush, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence and a man who can tell you all about the Revolution from a first-hand basis.  Hear about his friends, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington.  (Dr. Rush is portrayed by author David Cross, Director of Bow Tie Tours.)

 

Do you ever find yourself unable to come up with an appropriate celebration for the 4th?  Join us this year and you will finally have a July 4th adequate to the historical significance of the holiday.  The tour will end with plenty of time to get down to Center City to enjoy the fireworks.  So…what are you waiting for?

Call us at Bow Tie Tours (610-642-2410) to sign up for this exciting tour.