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Exercise your "Rights" Walking Tour

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You're a Republican visiting Philadelphia, so we've created a tour just for you. You see a number of the historic sites and when you turn, you always turn to the right!

You know that Philly is filled to the brim with some of the greatest historical sites in American history. But you want something special, something personal. Well, why not try the Exercise your "Rights" Walking Tour, specially designed for the staunch conservatives (right turns only, of course) by well-known Philadelphia tour guide Ed Mauger.

We start at the birthplace of the nation and the first capital of the country, Independence Hall and we'll end where the First Continental Congress met.

This "right-turn only" virtual tour was specially commissioned for the ushistory.org website by the Independence Hall Association.

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About Your Tour Guide, Ed Mauger

Ed Mauger, founder of "Philadelphia on Foot," has fashioned unique tours based on his in-depth knowledge of city history and architecture and of the streets and byways of old Philadelphia. His wit, warmth and storytelling abilities have earned him praise as "Philadelphia's favorite colonial guide", as well as plaudits by critics from coast to coast: "Amusing and Informative" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). Travel America rated Philadelphia on Foot as "Philadelphia's leading private walking tour" in its April 2000 issue.

Dubbed a "genial campus legend" when he left his position as Associate Dean at Rutgers University — Ed specializes in tours for active travelers who often shun guided tours. James Whitmore, the award-winning actor, avoids group tours wherever his performances take him around the globe. Still he wrote that his walking tour with Ed was "a delightful experience... like an informative walk with a knowledgeable friend."

Ed's true stories of Old Philadelphia range from Ben Franklin's kissing machine and the inside story about Betsy Ross to tales of the colonial city's lurid "Helltown" vice district. Ed Mauger has authored several articles on Philadelphia history and colonial high life. To contact Ed Mauger call 215-627-8680.

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