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Philadelphia Old City

One of the best places in the United States to visit if you want a sense of the nation's roots, Old City is a neighborhood in Central City Philadelphia known for its antiquated charm and many historic sites. Wander down the narrow cobblestone streets and you'll feel like you're stepping through a time warp into 18th century colonial America. 

Perhaps the most popular destination in Old City is Elfreth's Alley, one of the oldest continuously inhabited residential streets in the country. Owners of the historic homes along this alley take pride in the old-fashioned exteriors of their homes, some of which are nearly 300 years old. Also worth checking out is The Betsy Ross house, supposedly the site where the first American flag was stitched.

While visitors swarm the streets of Old City during the day, hoping for a glimpse of history, at night the neighborhood transforms into one of Philadelphia's most happening areas. With many clubs, bars, and restaurants, Old City is a population nighttime destination for young adults. 

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Located in east Philadelphia, Old City is easy to access and is a must see for all who want to feel like they are experiencing early American history firsthand. 

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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour, Philadelphia, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 175 Reviews

Explore Philadelphia on this hop-on hop-off tour! Visit 27 top Philadelphia attractions including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Varies

From USD $31.99
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 92 Reviews

Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this small-group tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.00
Segway Tour of Philadelphia's Murals, Philadelphia, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Segway Tour of Philadelphia's Murals

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Experience the best of Philadelphia’s murals in a unique and exciting way. Enjoy the ride on a Segway as your expert local guide takes you along the ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Hop-on Hop-off and Philly By Night Tour Combo, Philadelphia, Segway Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Hop-on Hop-off and Philly By Night Tour Combo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore the sights and sounds of Philadelphia on board a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus tour. Visit 27 of the city's top attractions, as a local guide ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $54.00
Philadelphia 3-Combo Tour: Hop-on Hop-off, Philly By Night, and Segway Tour, Philadelphia, Hop-on ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Philadelphia 3-Combo Tour: Hop-on Hop-off, Philly By Night, and Segway Tour

This 3-combination tour includes a Today and Tomorrow Pass good for hopping on and off a double-decker bus for two full days. Hop on a sightseeing tour in the ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $105.00
Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour, Philadelphia, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Follow in the footsteps of a nation's forefathers on this guided horse-drawn carriage tour through the cobblestone streets of historic old Philadelphia. Enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $85.00
Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Historical & Heritage ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Gain insight into America’s colonial history on this small-group walking tour of Philadelphia, founded in the 17th century by William Penn as a haven for ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia City Tour with a Local Guide, Philadelphia, Walking Tours
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From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia City Tour with a Local Guide

What could possibly be better than combining USA’s most iconic historic sites with award-winning beer? Nothing! Tap into Philly's legendary history along with ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $78.00
Private Highlights of Philadelphia Driving Tour, Philadelphia, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Highlights of Philadelphia Driving Tour

Experience the sights of Philadelphia with a personal guide on this private, 2-hour sightseeing tour. Hop in a comfortable minivan (for up to six people) and ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $195.00

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