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  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, take a photo of the Liberty Bell, see where past presidents like George Washington lived, and learn about William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder. Discover the lively neighborhood culture as you pass art galleries and cafes, and top of your tour with a refreshing drink at a local pub.


  • Historical walking tour of Philadelphia with a friendly, knowledgeable guide
  • See Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence
  • View the Liberty Bell and see the home of past presidents like George Washington
  • Visit important sites like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church and Old City Hall
  • Soak up modern culture as you walk through neighborhoods filled with cafes and galleries
  • Enjoy a refreshing craft beer or soft drink at a local bar
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

The Signer Staue in Independence National Historic Park

Start your 2-hour tour at the Independence Visitor Center, where you’ll get great views of Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center and the US Mint. Throughout your tour, your friendly and knowledgeable guide will cater to your requests and preferences whenever possible.

Visit the President's House Site, once the home of George Washington and John Adams during Philadelphia’s tenure as the country’s capital. View the Liberty Bell with the possibility of going inside, crowds permitting. Then continue to the Curtis Center, where you’ll enter (weekdays only) for a view of Maxfield Parrish's Dream Garden beautiful mosaic mural.

Then, it’s off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn, the state’s founder, and a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Continue through Independence National Park and see Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed. As you walk, learn about Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Philosophical Society, the 2nd Bank of the US and and Carpenter's Hall.

Catch great views of the site of Ben Franklin's home as you walk through the Old City neighborhood. Soak up the high energy as you pass trendy cafes, shops and art galleries featuring interesting architecture.

Your next top is the Old City Coffee shop, where you can grab a quick snack or beverage (own expense) before heading to Arch Street Meeting House, a US National Historic Landmark. Pass Betsy Ross House and hear stories of the birth of the American flag.

Weave through the area’s charming back alleys and wind up walking down Elfreth's Alley, one of the country’s oldest continuously occupied residential streets.

Enter into Christ Church, where the Founding Fathers once worshipped, and end your tour at a local pub for a craft brew or refreshing non-alcoholic beverage.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Had lots of fun and really felt like we got a great history lesson!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our Philadelphia walking tour. Our guide was wonderful. Would recommend this tour.

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