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Historical Sights in Philadelphia

By Viator, March 2018

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Once the capital of the United States, Philadelphia was at the center of America's early democracy. It all happened here, from the drafting of the Constitution to the sewing of the first American flag. See below for ways to see all the top sites.

What to See
  • Independence Hall — where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed
  • The Liberty Bell — a 2,080-pound (943-kilogram) bronze bell that was rung to announce the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence
  • Old City — which is packed with landmarks and considered the nation’s most historic square mile
  • Eastern State Penitentiary — a spooky prison that held inmates such as Al "Scarface" Capone in solitary confinement, driving many of them insane

How to Visit
  • String together the major sites in and around Old City on a walking, biking, or Segway tour.
  • Pair history with a little booze on a BYOB trolley tour or an educational pub crawl.
  • Book a combo tour that includes stops at both Revolution-era sites and the haunted Eastern State Penitentiary.

Tours & Tickets

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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, null
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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 133 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: Varies

From USD $21.45
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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Walking Tours
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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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Trace the footsteps of the Founding Fathers through the streets of historic Old City on this 1.5-hour walking tour. See the famous landmarks of Philadelphia, ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00
BYOB Tour of Old City in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Walking Tours
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BYOB Tour of Old City in Philadelphia

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See the historic landmarks of Philadelphia with a beer in hand on this 2-hour trolley tour. Stop and hop off to walk around City Hall and the famous Love ...  Read more

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

From USD $34.00
Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Trolley Tours
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia takes you on a walking journey through America's Most Historic Area - the birthplace of America's nation. Step ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.00
Philadelphia Segway Tour, Philadelphia, Historical & Heritage Tours
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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
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Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia

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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 Walking Tour, Philadelphia, Walking Tours
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From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour

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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 $79.00
Philadelphia Combo Tour: Hop-on Hop-off, Eastern State Penitentiary, Franklin's Footsteps, ... 
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Philadelphia Combo Tour: Hop-on Hop-off, Eastern State Penitentiary, Franklin's Footsteps

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This 3-combination tour includes a full-day ticket on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, admission to the Eastern State Penitentiary, and a 75-minute Franklin ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $63.00
Benjamin Franklin Walking Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Benjamin Franklin Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Get an in-depth look at an important facet of American history on this Benjamin Franklin walking tour of Philadelphia. Known by most for the famous kite-flying ...  Read more

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

From USD $85.00

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