Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia History Run

This is “running history tour”, that combines a 1.25 mile tour of the most historic sites of Old Philadelphia and then a jaunt over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, crossing the Delaware River, to New Jersey. The map on the left is the walking tour used by Constitutional.Com, to which I’ve added an extension over the bridge. There are two great options to add about 3 waterfront miles on each side of the bridge. On the New Jersey side, run along the New Jersey side, by the aquarium to the Battleship New Jersey. Great views of the Philly skyline. Especially great at sunrise. On the Philadelphia side, come off the bridge, and run along the trails of Penn Plaza just pass the Seaport Museum, then come 1/4 mile back to join the Delaware River Trail. It’s 2.8 miles from the bridge to the end of the Delaware River trail.

Essentials
  • 8.4 miles (long version, includes NJ waterfront). Phil and NJ waterfront trail ‘extensions’ each add about 3 miles one way.
  • 350 feet
  • Ash & Independence St. near U.S. Mint