Bus Trip to Philadelphia


Kristina Greiner

The OCC History Club is running a bus trip to Philadelphia on Oct. 29.

The bus leaves OCC Lot #2 at 8:30 a.m. The trip includes a tour of the Eastern State
Penitentiary. Then the bus will take the group to Independence Hall for a tour at
1 p.m. After that, students and guests will have time to roam freely throughout Philadelphia.

At 5:30 p.m. the bus picks up guests to go back to OCC.

Eastern State Penitentiary was one of the most expensive prisons in the entire world.
Today it stands crumbling into ruins. Known for its timely architecture. Many people today feel
it is a haunted place and go to see it. However, the History Club will only be doing the
not-so-scary tour.

Philadelphia was home to the first capital of the United States. So the History Club will
be visiting Independence Hall. The same place where the Second Continental Congress signed
the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Also, the Constitutional Convention made the
framework for the Constitution in 1787.

After the tours, students and guests are encouraged to go
around Philadelphia for free time, to be picked up at Independence Square at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $35 for guests, $30 for faculty, and $20 students. To purchase tickets and for
more information about this trip and many more events stop by the Student Life Office in the
Larson Student Center (Building 8).