Join the Liberty Bell Wanderers for a Traveling Guided Walk through the Philadelphia Navy Yard were the Navy has been building ships since the mid-1800's. Also walk the trails in nearby FDR Park.

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Traveling Guided Walk

SN: 122181 - 2022

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when is the event

Previous event - 53 DAYS AGO

Starting Sat, Oct 8th, 2022 for 1 day

Start table open: Registration begins at 9:30. Walk begins at 10:00

where is the event

Navy Yard, Pennsylvania

The address/location to the start table for mapping services such as Google or Siri is as follows:

Intrepid Ave and 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19112

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

None provided

CC: Philadelphia County


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Event comments

The Philadelphia Navy Yard has been at this location since 1876. It's most active production was during WWII when 53 warships were built and 1,218 were repaired. The walk goes through the "Historic Core" passing buildings built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also walk past the John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier that was overhauled here in 1996 and has been here since 2008. Another highlight is the Chapel of the Four Chaplains, dedicated to the four men who sacrificed their lives in order to save others during the sinking of the USAT Dorchester in 1943. After walking through the Navy Yard, the walk continues into FDR Park, goes around the lake and passes the famous Boathouse and Olmstead Pavillion.

conditions for the event

Rating: 1A, Distance: 5, 11km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: No

Strollers: Easy

Wheelchairs: Easy

Event information

Walk is completely on paved surfaces through the Navy Yard and along the Riverfront Greenway. Then the walk extends into FDR Park, a historic city park with lakes and paved trails.


how to get to the event

Driving to the start

Intrepid Ave and 13th St Philadelphia, PA 19112. ===> From I-95 South: Take Exit 17 for PA-611/Broad St. Turn Left at the light for S. Broad St. Goto ***. ===> From I-95 North: Exit 17 for PA-611/Broad St. At the light at the end of the ramp, turn Left onto S. Broad St. Continue for 0.8 miles. Goto ***. ===> From I-76 East: Take Exit 349 for PA-611/Broad Street. Turn Right on S. Broad St. Continue for 1 mile. ***Note, S Broad St is closed inside the Navy Yard. Just before the S. Broad Street Navy Yard gate, turn Left on League Island Blvd. At the next stoplight, turn Right on Cresent Ave, passing Rouse Blvd, to 13th St. Turn Left on 13th St, passing the parking garage on the left, turn Right into the parking lot marked by an LBW sign.

Maps phrase and directions link

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Intrepid Ave and 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19112

event sponsor

Liberty Bell Wanderers (AVA-0238)

point of contact

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