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GENERAL INFORMATION
About ACR Education
The American Collegeof Rheumatology (ACR)
and the Association of Rheumatology Health
Professionals (ARHP), a division of the ACR,
are organizations of physicians, health
professionals and scientists servingtheir
members through programs including education
and research. Through these programs the ACR
and the ARHPfoster excellence in the care of
peoplewith rheumatic and musculoskeletal
diseases.
The ACR strivesto be the preeminent
organization providing comprehensive education
to physicians, physician trainees, and other
health professionals who care for patients with
rheumatic diseases. The Committees on
Continuing Medical Education and Educational
Products and their subcommittees develop high
quality professional educational programs and
materials to provideavenues of exchange of
ideasconcerning research, education, patient
care, and socioeconomic issues. It is the primary
mission of the ACR and the education
committees to promotethe art and science of
medicine through print, electronic publications,
and meetings for ACRmembers and also for
primarycare physicians and other professional
providers dealingwith rheumatic diseases.
Important Phone Numben & Locations·
Conference Office- Room 203A
(215) 418-2350
Message Center- Registration
(215)418-2360
Press Room - Room 109B
(215)418-2370
Business Lounge - Room 202
Coat & Baggage Check- 12th StreetLobby
Speaker Ready Room - Room 304
•All roomsare located in the Pennsylvania
Convention Center unless otherwise noted.
Registration - Exhibit Hall A
Saturday, Oct. 28
7:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Sunday, Oct. 29
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday, Oct. 30
7:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 31
7:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Wednesday, Nov. 1
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, Nov. 2
7:00 AM-12:30 PM
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Location
The conference will be held at the Pennsylvania
Convention Center, 1101 ArchStreet (between
11 th and 13th Streets), in downtown Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Downtown Marriottand
LoewsPhiladelphia, which serve as coheadquarter hotels, are adjacent to or directly
acrossthe streetfrom the convention center. All
listed rooms are located in the Pennsylvania
Convention Center unless otherwise noted.
The ACR 64th Annual Scientific Meeting and
the ARHP 35th Annual Scientific Meetingare
the world's most comprehensive scientific
meetings in rheumatology. Veteran or neophyte,
researcher or clinician, general internist or subspecialist, the Annual Scientific Meetings will
enhance yourprofessional development.
Join your colleagues from aroundthe worldto
discuss the latest advances in arthritis research
and patientcare. Discover how the newest
computertechnology can improve patientcare.
Hone your clinical skillswhile leamingfrom a
handpicked faculty of the world's most
renowned researchers, clinicians and scholars.
. . Special Needs
We want to be sure the Annual
Scientific Meeting is accessible to all.
Pleasetell us what you require to help make
your participation more enjoyable and
meaningful. ContactRon Olejko at the ACR
Meetings Department by phoneat (404) 633377, by fax at (404) 633-1870 or bye-mail at
olejko@rheumatology.org.
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Weather and Attire
The average temperatures in Philadelphia for
late October/early November are 59 F (high) and
44 F (low). Precipitation occurs throughout the
year. Plan to bring an umbrella, sweater and
warm jacket, and comfortable walking shoes,
particularly if you plan to explore the city on
foot.
complex, for an evening of Philadelphia
hospitality. You'll dine on food representing the
city's many neighborhoods. Be sure to bring
your dancing shoes - after all this is the home
of American Bandstand - or enjoy the quiet
conversation areas catching up with your
colleagues. This is an evening you won't want to
miss!
Dress for all conference activities is business
casual. That means long- or short-sleeved shirts
with collars for men, and dresses or blouses with
skirts or slacks, for women. Jackets or sweaters
are optional, and ties are not required. Meeting
room temperatures and personal comfort ranges
vary widely-dressing in layers is
recommended.
Exhibits
Exhibits will be open Monday, Oct. 28 Wednesday, Nov. 1, between 8:00 AM and 4:00
PM. More than 100 companies will display a
wide range of products and services on interest
to the rheumatology community. Please be sure
to allow time to participate in this important
component of the Annual Scientific Meeting.
Airline Tickets and Car Rentals
Call World Travel Partners (WTP) at (800) 5628624 or (770) 486-2778 to take advantage of
ACR's discounted airfares and Avis car rentals.
WTP will also have a desk in registration to help
attendees with any changes in their airline or car
rental plans.
Exhibitors play an important role in the success
ofthe annual scientific meeting by providing
attendees with information about their products
and services. Just as exhibitors depend on
attendees to use these products and services,
ACR depends on their support for the Annual
Scientific Meeting.
Getting into Town
All flights into and from Philadelphia use
Philadelphia International Airport, which is
about eight miles southwest of Center City
(downtown). A taxi from the airport to Center
City takes about 25 minutes and costs a flat rate
of $20 plus tip.
A high-speed rail link with direct service
between the airport and Center City runs daily,
every 30 minutes from 5:30 AM to 11:30 PM.
Center City stops are 30th Street Station,
Suburban Station at 16th Street and Market East
(with a convention center connection). The 30minute trip costs $5.
Food Service
Pre-conference courses and meet the
professor/expert sessions include meals and/or
refreshment breaks. A complimentary
continental breakfast will be served for all
Annual Scientific Meeting registrants on
Monday, Oct. 30 - Thursday, Nov. 2.
Just across the street from the convention center
is the Reading Terminal Market, where you can
get a quick lunch from vendors offering food
from around the world, as well as good homecooked meals served by the Amish from nearby
Lancaster County. Also, Chinatown, which has
many restaurants to choose from, begins just one
block away. A food court is also located on the
300 level of the convention center. Concession
stands will also be available in the exhibit hall.
Parking
Parking in downtown Philadelphia is expensive.
Most hotels have parking for guests that cost at
least $20 a day. The Pennsylvania Convention
Center does not have a parking garage. There are
privately owned lots nearby.
No Smoking
For the comfort and health of all attendees, ACR
policy prohibits smoking in the meeting rooms,
the exhibit hall and at sponsored social
functions.
Opening Reception
At 7:30 PM on Sunday, Oct. 29, plan to join us in
the Reading Terminal Train Shed, the nation's
only surviving single span arched train shed and
part of the Pennsylvania Convention Center
Childcare
Please check with your hotel's guest services
department if you require childcare services.
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Additional Policies
Name badges are required at all sessions and
functions for registrants and guests.
Photographers will be present at the meeting.
Your picture may be used in future promotional
material.
Yoga Session
An experiential yoga session is being offered to
all meeting attendees and their guests. Utilizing
an expert instructor, this session will be held on
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 7:30 - 8:30 AM in the
Philadelphia Downtown Marriott. Towels will
be provided.
REF 5K RunlWalk for Arthritis
Tips for a Safe Stay
Meetings are educational and rewarding, but
they may cause you to let down your guard and
become careless about the usual safety
precautions followed at home. Here are some
tips for a safe stay. Check with your hotel's
guest services department for additional
recommendations.
• When walking, stick to the main
thoroughfares and well-lit areas. If
possible, walk with others. When in
doubt, take a taxi.
• Ifwalking, don't wear fancy jewelry in
plain sight.
• Don't wear your meeting badge outside
the hotels and convention center. Be
cognizant and alert to surroundings.
Look alert.
• Men should carry wallets in the inside
coat or front pants pocket. Women
should carry their purse close to the
body.
• Don't leave valuables in your hotel
room. Use the hotel's safe deposit box.
• Abide by common sense: if something
looks suspicious, report it and/or avoid
it.
• Don't open your hotel door without
verifying who is outside.
• Trust your instincts - if you feel
threatened, take immediate action, such
as running or yelling.
Dust off your
track shoes;
it's time for
the annual
5K
Run/Walk at
the ACR
Annual
Scientific
Meeting! For
over 20
years, this
event
QESEARCH & EOUCATION FOlN>ATION
(previously
DC. OB
Str l1OOO referred to as
the "Run for Arthritis") has been an ACR staple
with a cadre of loyal participants.
This year's event will be held at 6:00 AM on
Tuesday, Oct. 31, along Philadelphia's historic
East River Drive, a route that features the
Philadelphia Art Museum and Boat House Row.
Registration for the race will be held at the
Pennsylvania Convention Center and is open to
all meeting attendees. Plan to register on-site as
early as possible, as space is limited. On-site
registration times are 7:00 AM- 5:00 PM on
Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM on
Sunday, Oct. 29, and 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM on
Monday, Oct. 30.
Participants will receive commemorative race Tshirts. Winners of age group divisions will be
recognized at a post-race reception. See your
registration confirmation materials for more
information.
The presenting sponsor for this event is
Connetics Corporation. McNeil Consumer
Healthcare and Boehringer Ingelheim are Gold
Sponsors. Funds raised through the REF 5K
Run/Walk will support programs of
rheumatology research and medical training vital
to the future of the specialty.
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ACR CONFERENCE HOTELS
1. Crowne Plaza Hotels
1800 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 561-7500
(215) 561-4484 (fax)
6.
Hilton Garden Inn
1100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 923-0100
(215) 925-0800 (fax)
2.
7.
Hotel Windsor*
1700 Benjamin
Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 981-5678
(215) 981-5684 (fax)
3.
4.
5.
Doubletree Hotel*
Broad Street & Locust
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 893-1600
(215) 893-1663 (fax)
Four Seasons Hotel"
I Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 963-1500
(215) 963-9506 (fax)
8.
Embassy Suites
Center City·
1776 Benjamin Franklin
Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 561-1776
(215) 963-0122 (fax)
9.
Hawthorn Suites
1100 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 829-8300
(215) 829-8104 (fax)
Loews Philadelphia
Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 627-1200
(215) 627-231-7305
(fax)
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10. Philadelphia
Downtown Marriott
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 625-2900
(215) 625-6000
11. Warwick Hotel &
Towers Philadelphia*
1701 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 735-6000
(215) 790-7766
12. Wyndham Franklin
Plaza Hotel*
2 Franklin Plaza
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 448-2000
(215) 448-2864 (fax)
Philadelphia
Downtown Courtyard
by Marriott
21 North Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 496-3200
(215) 496-3696
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• Complimentary shuttle bus
transportation is provided by the
ACR from these hotels,
beginning Saturday, Oct. 27 at
7:00 AM and ending at 4:00 PM
on Thursday, Nov. 2. Between
the hours of7:00 - 9:30 AM and
4:30 - 7:30 PM, buses will run
approximately every IS minutes.
At other times (including the
evenings during which official
ACR events are scheduled),
buses will operate about every
30 minutes. Schedules will be
posted in hotel lobbies.
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MEETING SERVICES
Meeting Rooms
All rooms are located in the Philadelphia
Convention Center unless otherwise noted.
•
Conference Office - Room 203A
(215) 418-2350
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Message Center - Registration
(215) 418-2360
Incoming calls only.
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Press Room - Room 109B
(215)418-2370
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Speaker Ready Room - Room 304
Membership Booth - ACR Central
(Bridge Areal
This is the place to go if you want to:
• Become a member
• Pay your dues or reinstate your
membership
• Know more about member benefits
• Volunteer to serve on a committee
Audiocassette Sales - Registration
Audiocassettes of selected presentations are
available for purchase. Look for this symbol,
which identifies those sessions being recorded:
All speakers are requested to tray and preview
their slides prior to their presentation and deliver
their trayed slides to the projectionist in their
assigned meeting room. Speakers should return
slide trays to the speaker ready room after their
talk.
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Audiocassettes may also be purchased after the
meeting from CME Unlimited, 74-923 Hovley
Lane East, Suite 250, Palm Dessert, CA 92260,
(800) 776-5454 or (760) 773-4498, by fax (760)
773.9671. Or go to the ACR web site at
www.rheumatology.orgto be linked to CME
Unlimited or go directly to
www.cmeuntimited.com.
Cellular Phone Rentals and
Phone Cards Registration
Cetlular telephones may be rented and telephone
cards may be purchased from Cellular Travel
Communications for use at the conference.
Business Lounge - Room 202
Complimentary services include domestic
telephone calls, faxing and photocopying
services, and Internet connections. Full service
commercial business centers are located on the
200 level of the convention center and in the
lobby ofthe Philadelphia Downtown Marriott.
Rental rates are $6.95 daily or $39.95 for the
entire conference and include state-of-the-art
digital cellular phones and accessories. Airtime
rental rates are $1.35 per minute local and
include no restrictions on international and long
distance direct dial catls.
Tour Desk - Registration
Attendees who have pre-registered for tours
should stop here to pick up their tickets. Tickets
for tours may also be purchased here (based on
availability).
For advance orders and additional information ,
contact Bonnie Frossard at Cellular Travel
Communications by telephone at (800) 3012282 or (770) 952-0737, by fax at (770) 5795360 or email atbfross9999@ao1.com.
Restaurant Resenrations & Tourist
Information Registration
Come here to make dinner reservations or to get
information on tourist activities.
Opportunities and Announcements
Registration
Display boards will be available in the
convention center for posting positions available
or desired and announcements of events of
interest. Posted materials are limited to 8 W' x
11" in size.
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TOUR INFORMATION
Introducing Philadelphia
Welcome to Philadelphia - the City of Brotherly
Love! Philadelphia today is an inseparable mix
of old and new. Scratch the surface and you'll
find both a wealth of history and a unique
variety of attractions, culture and entertainment
activities.
Tour Ticketing Information
For more information about tours, contact Jason
Fusco at Showcase Associates, Inc. by phone at
(215) 884-6205, by fax at (215) 884-2306 or by
e-mail atshowcse@aot.com.
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Philadelphia has the largest original and
surviving district of colonial homes and shops in
the country, with dozens oftreasures in and
around Independence National Historical Park.
It boasts the most historic square mile in
America, where the United States was
conceived, declared, and ratified.
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It also offers some of the best dining values and
several of the finest restaurants in
America... everything from cheesesteak
sandwiches at Jim's Steaks or Pat's King of the
Steaks to the finest dining at Le Bee Fin or
Striped Bass. And let's not forget the Reading
Terminal Market Gust below the Pennsylvania
Convention Center), where you can stock up on
Amish baked goods, Italian gourmet sauces and
olive oils, and a wealth of unpackaged and fresh
produce and provisions.
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Allow this year's tour program by Showcase
Associates, Inc. help you take advantage of all
that Philadelphia has to offer.
Visitor Information
A tourist information booth and restaurant
reservation desk will be open during registration
hours.
Prior to the meeting, complimentary maps,
guidebooks, shopping, dining and performing
arts guides may be obtained writing the
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau,
1515 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA
19102; or calling (800) 537-7676 or (215) 6361666; or by visiting their web site at
www.gophita.com. For sample menus and
advance dinner
Reservations on-line, try
www.savvydiner.com/philadelphia.
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A Tour Order Form is printed on page
41 of the registration brochure or may
be downloaded from the ACR web site
at www.rheumatology.org.
All tours are offered on a first-come,
first-served basis. Registration received
on-site will be accepted on a space
available basis. Tours purchased on site
will be subject to a $2 surcharge per
ticket. Tours may be canceled ifundersubscribed.
Pick up your tickets at the tour desk on
the exhibit hall level ofthe Pennsylvania
Convention Center. The tour desk will
be open 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Saturday
through Monday, and 7:00 AM - 1:00
PM, Tuesday and Wednesday. No tour
confirmations will be sent.
Tours are conducted in English. There is
no charge for children age three or
under, provided the child sits on a
paying adult's lap. Full fare will be
charged for any child (or a child's travel
accessories) occupying a seat. Showcase
Associates, Inc., reserves the right to
modify itineraries or cancel tours should
registration not meet the minimum
number of people required.
TOUR INFORMATION
The Barnes Foundation Museum
River to River City Tour
SATURDAY, OCT. 28 e 1:30 - 4:30 PM
SUNDAY, OCT. 29 e 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
SUNDAY, OCT. 29 el:30 - 4:30 PM
$40
SUNDAY, OCT. 29 e 2:00 - 5:30 PM
$23
If your time is limited and you want a quick
overview of Philadelphia's historic
neighborhoods and historic sights, this is the
tour for you. Meet the fabled giants of the
United States' colonial history. Enjoy the
Rittenhouse Square mansions and the fountains
and monuments of the splendid Franklin
Parkway. Revel in the largest urban park in the
world with its celebrated colonial mansions. See
Victorian City Hall, America's longest street,
Antiques Row, America's first hospital and
library, Society Hill, and finally William Penn's
landing site where tall ships still dock. Even
converse like a native along the way via a
brochure "translating" common Philadelphia
phrases.
If you're interested in art, the magnificent
Barnes Foundation will stun you. It's housed in
the spacious French provincial mansion on the
famous Philadelphia "Main Line" on a narrow
lane filled with multimillion-dollar homes whose
residents jealously guard their privacy.
Dr. Barnes crammed his home with more than
1,000 masterpieces-ISO Renoirs, 50 Cezannes,
60 Matisses, and works by Picasso, Seurat,
Soutine, Modigliani, Rousseau, El Greco, Titian,
and Tintoretto, none of which can be reproduced
or loaned. The rather non-traditional style - floor
to ceiling art - in which the collection is hung,
has been fodder for much discussion in the art
world over the years.
Brandywine Beauty
After viewing one of the finest art collections in
the world in a mansion that grants limited access
to the public, you will get a glimpse of the
famous Main Line with its magnificent
residences and churches.
MONDAY, OCT. 30 e 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM
$59, INCLUDESLUNCH
Winterthur, the Henry du Pont Estate and
Gardens, houses a collection of American
decorative arts spanning 200 years. Choosing
exemplary rooms from houses from Maine to
South Carolina whose construction spanned two
centuries, Dupont lifted the entire room
including paneling, mantels, ceilings, curtains
and antique upholstery. He had the rooms
moved intact to Delaware where he constructed
a special wing at the edge of his mansion that
today houses this extraordinary display of
American living.
Women are required to wear low-heeled shoes
and must surrender all handheld items including
purses upon entrance.
Welcome to Philadelphia:
An Armchair Tour
SUNDAY, OCT. 29
COMPLIMENTARY
-r.ee- 2:00 PM
This brief glimpse of Philadelphia will help you
plan your stay to take advantage of all that the
city has to offer. Your guide will conduct a
presentation featuring the city's historic
neighborhoods, museums, historic sites,
shopping areas and cultural attractions that make
the "City of Brotherly Love" so popular. Your
guide will talk about the Restaurant
Renaissance, suggest current entertainments and
discuss some easy ways to get around in
Philadelphia. Light refreshments will be served
Du Pont's vision and sensitivity are equally
expressed in the gracious and exciting gardens,
both natural and formal, The estate is set on 985
acres of rolling countryside, impeccably
groomed and planted. A tram allows the
gardeners in the group to get an in depth look.
After lunch in the channing Winterthur
Cafeteria, you'll visit the Brandywine River
Museum. Housed in an old mill, towers of glass
windows hold a wonderful collection of the
Wyeth dynasty and the artists influenced by their
style. Three generations of Wyeths contribute to
this extraordinary collection that bears an
indelible stamp of American art. Changing
exhibits feature the works of Howard Pyle,
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En route back to the hotel, a drive down the
Benjamin Franklin Parkway offers a panorama
of fascinating art and architecture, traditional
and abstract, from flowing fountains to colossal
clothespins, stately churches to towering
skyscrapers.
Maxfield Parrish, and dozens of other artists and
illustrators.
History in a Hurry
MONDAY, OCT. 30 - 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
$23
Here's 300 years of American history presented
in a three-hour tour of the most special sites at
the Independence National Historic Park. You'll
visit (park reconstruction and the building of the
Constitution Center permitting) Independence
Hall where the Declaration and the Constitution
were debated and signed and Congress Hall
where you can "take the floor" just as the very
first American legislators did. Other stops
include the Colonial Army and Navy memorial
museums; Carpenters' Hall courtyard where the
first words of revolution were spoken; the
second bank of the United States, now a colonial
portrait gallery; and a sterling example of the
architecture of Strickland, colonial America's
most famous architect.
Land of the Pennsylvania Dutch
TUESDAY, OCT. 31- 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
$56, INCLUDES LUNCH
The quiet charm of Amish country is a step back
in time to a style of living that has yet to meet
the twentieth century. In many ways still the
European village its founders recreated from
memory, the Land of the Pennsylvania Dutch
entertains its visitors with old-fashioned country
hospitality and a glimpse ofa way of life
untouched by today.
You will visit a meticulously reproduced Amish
Village where the life of the plain people comes
into sharp focus: artisans - quilters, blacksmiths,
broom makers, candlemakers, and millers - all in
a working environment. You can even enjoy a
buggy ride if the mood suits you. Visit an Amish
home and learn about the rules that guide the
everyday life of the Amish. Learn courting
customs and ways to dress and not to. What
constitutes appropriate use of the modern and
what to shun. Then, luncheon will be served
"Dutch style" with the traditional overflowing
table of sweets, sours, meats and desserts.
A walk along Walnut Street will give you a
glimpse of the spacious house of Bishop
William White, the Episcopal bishop who led
Christ Church and the home of Dolly Madison,
one ofthe United States' best known first ladies.
We will pass the supposed home of William
Penn and The City Tavern where our forefathers
bent many an elbow. Our tour will end with a
trip through South Street, an eclectic
neighborhood ofrestaurants, bars, bookstores,
European cafes, and art galleries.
After lunch, we will explore the byways and
hamlets where the quaint customs and traditions
of the Amish lifestyle is evident at every turn. A
final stop at the village ofIntercourse will give
you time to visit at the general store or the shops
to bring home some shoo-fly pie or a hex sign.
Mansions in the Park
MONDAY, OCT. 30 -1:30 - 4:30 PM
$27
Drive through the vibrant beauty of America's
largest city park, where the colonial elite spent
their summers. There, thel enjoyed the gracious
living that marked the 18 century aristocrat.
You'll visit two of their mansions, furnished and
maintained just as they were when the guest lists
included our Colonial forefathers. The rooms are
complete with bed warmers, needlepoint stands
and authentic furnishings. The porches are
poised over wonderful views and the homes hold
wonderful special treasures like antique toy
exhibits.
ShoPpin2 at Franklin Mills
TUESDAY, OCT. 31-10:00 AM-4:00 PM
$21
Awaken the "power shopper" inside you and
burst free in all your spending glory at Franklin
Mills: million square feet devoted to 220
discount and outlet stores. Here you'll find the
outlet stores for Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman
Marcus, Nordstrom, Bally Shoes, Burlington
Coat Factory, Kaspar, and other famous names
in fashion and accessories for men, women and
children. And there is no tax on clothes in
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George insisted. Having suffered terrible losses
in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown,
Washingtonretreated to forge his ragtag army
into a fighting force and, though no battles were
fought, nor artillery fired, the awful winter
claimed even more men than those battles.
Valley Forge is the story of an army's epic
struggle in freedom's name.
You'll be able to feel what it must have been
like for this ragtag bunch of patriots when you
step into the authentic reproductions of the
soldiers' huts, Washington's headquarters
(dating from 1720), and see the monumentsto
"Mad Anthony" Wayne, Freidrich von Steuben
and the Patriots of African Descent. At the
Washington Memorial Chapel you'll see
remnants of the stay and visit the Cloisters
dedicated to the 13 original colonies. A
marvelous film in the Valley Forge
Headquarters will set the scene and prepare us
for what awaits.
Pennsylvania! The mall even provides a special
discount on books and shopping bags, which
we'll make available to you. Enjoy lunch on
your own.
Lon2wood Gardens
TUESDAY, OCT. 31-12:30 - 5:00 PM
$39
If you love flowers, trees and opulent
architecture,this is the tour for you. One of the
truly great gardens of the world, Longwood
Gardens was conceived by Pierre Dupont, its
creator who bestowed this incomparablebeauty
on generationsto come as "monumental in
character, designed to exploit the sentiments and
ideas associated with plants and flowers in a
grand way." And true to his dictum, Longwood
Gardens is heralded today as one of the truly
great gardens of the world. The 1000 outdoor
acres and 20 indoor gardens present an everchanging cavalcade of luscious bloom every day
of the year.
America's Most Historic Mile
No matter what time of year, the fabulous estate
of the Dupont family is designed to create a
reminder of the gracious past and a harbinger of
a future filled with the most special creations
that the plant world can offer. The magnificent,
perfectly manicured paradise offers an Italian
water garden, sculptured topiaries of great
stature and versatility, and four acres of
stunning, landscaped conservatory where
permanent displays include orchid, rose and
palm gardens and a striking tropical cactus
garden.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1 - 9:30 AM $54, INCLUDES LUNCH
3:30 PM
We begin in Olde City at the start of our
country's history to trace those who left an
indelible mark on the lives of every Americanto
follow. You'll walk Elfreth's Alley, the oldest
continuously occupied street in America with its
charming byways and alleys, then visit Betsy
Ross' home and hear stories ofthe Fighting
Quakers and see Christ Church where Franklin
and Washington worshiped. Then, we will visit
the skeletal ghost of Franklin's home, its
intriguing undergroundmuseum, the print shop
where Poor Richard's Almanac was published,
and the Post Office that doesn't fly the
American flag! A short movie on Franklin's
Philadelphia will be our last stop before lunch at
the historic City Tavern, where Franklin and his
friends dined frequently.
After lunch, our knowledgeable guide will lead
you to the nucleus of American history,
IndependenceNational Historic Park, the home
ofmore than 40 significant Colonial sites
includingIndependence and Congress Halls.
Learn how the Declaration of Independence and
Constitution were formed, debated, and signed.
Because of major reconstruction and the
Valley For2e in General Washin2ton's
Footsteps
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1- 9:00 AM-l:30 PM
$27
On some of the most beautiful rolling landscape
in America were enacted some of the darkest
hours of the revolution that ultimately created
the United States. Here, you can steep yourself
in that history at Valley Forge, where
Washington and his troops weathered the winter
of 1777-78.
You will step inside his headquarters where
Washingtonmet with his officers and took
morning tea with his wife Martha, who refused
to leave the spartan surroundingseven when
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TOUR INFORMATION
building of the Constitution Center we are not
able to specify which buildings will be open to
touring. You will touch the Liberty Bell, enjoy
the exquisite architecture and, finally, take a
stroll through the Park to get a real sense of
America's Most Historic Mile.
cobblestone alleys, lavish city mansions and
columned edifices, graveyards and thriving
churches. It is ice cream shops, trendy
boutiques, marvelous restaurants, and an antique
haven.
Your tour starts on the waterfront at Penn's
Landing where you'll see the USS Olympia,
Admiral Dewey's flagship in the SpanishAmerican War. Some of the sites you'll see and
hear include America's oldest standing tavern,
the Man Full of Trouble; the hidden church, Old
S1. Joseph's; and Head House Square, the oldest
volunteer firehouse in the country. At S1. Peter's
Episcopal Church, sister to Christ Church, you'll
stroll the attached graveyard where many signers
of the Declaration and Constitution are buried.
Also included is a stop at the home of Samuel
Powel, Philadelphia's first mayor. Build in
1765, the house contains its original fixtures and
furnishings. Be sure not to miss the elegant
ballroom.
Society Hili
WEDNESDAY,
PHIL.DELPHIA
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Nov. 1 el:30 - 5:00 PM
$41
Society Hill contains the largest concentration of
original 18th century architecture of any place in
the U.S. As one of the principal areas of colonial
Philadelphia, the neighborhood included homes
of the wealth and poor, prominent churches,
markets and taverns. In the 19th century, Society
Hill deteriorated and became an area of
dilapidated houses and commercial buildings.
Today, as a result of major urban renewal
programs begun in the 1950s, it is one of the
most attractive and affluent neighborhoods in
Philadelphia. It is tiny trinity houses and
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