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  • Address: Walnut and 8th Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106, USA

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Society Hill Tours

Home to the largest collection of original 18th- and 19th-century houses in the United States, this was one of Philadelphia’s most affluent neighborhoods until the early 1900s, when the city’s cultural and historical focus began to shift westward – along with City Hall. It was revamped throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, and is once again considered a tasteful, popular address.

There are several addresses here on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Society Hill Synagogue, built in 1829 by one of the architects who designed the U.S. Capitol; and the Merchant’s Exchange Building, a Greek Revival masterpiece designed in the early 1830s by William Strickland, architect of the Second Bank/Portrait Gallery building. Seek out Washington Square and Head House Square – two of the original five squares laid out by city founder William Penn -- and Bouvier’s Row (3rd & Spruce Streets), where ancestors of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis owned three Victorian brownstones. 

Set just to the west of the Delaware River and a couple of blocks south of Independence Mall, it’s easy to make a stroll around Society Hill part of a concentrated day of sightseeing.

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Philadelphia Segway Tour, Philadelphia, null
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Philadelphia Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 114 Reviews

See top Philadelphia sights including the Historic District, Penn's Landing, the Italian Market, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill on a ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Segway Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 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
Philadelphia Cheesesteak Tour by Segway, Philadelphia, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Philadelphia Cheesesteak Tour by Segway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Sample five different Philly cheesesteaks as you tour South Philadelphia by Segway, stopping at the best cheesesteak shops along the way! Glide through the ...  Read more

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

From USD $85.00
Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour, Philadelphia, Segway Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 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 $120.00

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