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Being one of the nation's oldest farmer's market, Reading Terminal Market has a distinctive trait which is wide range of culture and amazing options

A Visit to Reading Terminal Market

Jan 17, 2014

Instead of visiting tourist areas, how about heading to places where the locals go to? One of this places would be the Reading Terminal Market, one of the greatest public markets in the country. The Reading Terminal Market is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market, as it was opened since 1892. You can take your charter bus to 12th and Arch Street and enjoy what this historic farmers’ market has to offer.

At the market, mini bus visitors can enjoy the many different cuisines, whether it is Asian and Middle Eastern dishes, to authentic Philadelphia cuisine, and even traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine. All under one roof.

The History of Reading Terminal Market

Ever since the founding of Philadelphia by William Penn in the late 17th century, markets were an important part in bringing farmers, fishermen and huntsmen together to hawk their goods in a settlement. However, due to hygiene and other issues, markets were moved indoors and two markets that became Reading Terminal Market - Farmers’ Market and Franklin Market - were born.

Events at the Market

At Reading Terminal Market, not only can you buy the freshest groceries and eat every type of cuisine imaginable, you can also attend one of their many exciting and interesting events. Here is a list of events for rental bus visitors to take note of when visiting Philadelphia:

  • Sunday Serenades: Listen to live piano, jazz or soft rock music for free at the market. Usually performed between 12pm to 2pm at the Center Court Seating Area.
  • Market Tours: Join the tour every Wednesday and Saturday to learn more about the history of cheese steaks, hoagies, pretzels and other local cuisines, as well as the history of the market.
  • Cooking Class: Fancy learning some new skills? La Cucina at the market gives cooking and entertaining classes where you can observe and sample fine dishes and take home recipes after learning some skills from their instructors.

Reading Terminal Market is open every day of the week with Mondays to Saturdays from 8am - 6pm, and 9am - 5pm every Sunday.

To get there easily, do give a call to 1-800-304-1993 or 215-665-5798 to reserve a bus or to get a quote.