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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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Walk in the footsteps of America's founding fathers on this walking tour of Philadelphia's Old City. Visit important landmarks such as Christ Church, the Ben Franklin Post Office, Carpenters' Hall, and Independence Hall as your guide narrates local history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.50
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$28.50
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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia

Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia

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With Philadelphia’s rich history and litany of firsts, it comes as no surprise that the 9th Street Italian Market is America’s oldest outdoor market. Take a guided stroll through the streets of this South Philadelphia neighborhood, with its bakeries, markets, and gourmet specialty food stores. Sample authentic Philadelphia foods, like the world-famous Philly cheesesteak, the city’s signature sandwich, and local farm fare. Select from a seemingly endless variety of food items—cheeses, chocolates, fresh fruits and vegetables, deli, and baked goods and much more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.16
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$36.16
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Lonely Planet Experiences: South Philly Markets, Mosaics, Magic Small Group Tour

Lonely Planet Experiences: South Philly Markets, Mosaics, Magic Small Group Tour

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Take in the cultural diversity of South Philadelphia on this guided tour through its historic neighborhoods. See the art of Isaiah Zagar, a local mosaic mural artist, whose work is on display throughout the city, including Magic Gardens (admission included). Visit the 9th Street Italian Market, America’s oldest outdoor market, and sample some food. Throughout your tour, you'll pop on and off of South Street, with its eclectic blend of shops, bars, and eateries. There’s something for everyone in South Philly.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.63
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$50.63
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Franklin's Footsteps Walking Tour

Franklin's Footsteps Walking Tour

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Retrace the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin and his fellow patriots during the founding of a nation on this guided, 75-minute walking tour. Discover colonial Philadelphia's historic past and visit some of the city’s landmark locations, like Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenters’ Hall, and much more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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$20.00

Half Day Private Philadelphia Driving Tour

Half Day Private Philadelphia Driving Tour

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Enjoy a personal and private introduction to the City of Brotherly Love on this half-day sightseeing tour around Philadelphia. Choose from a 4- or 6-hour tour around the City of Brotherly Love, then climb aboard a comfortable minivan and explore the highlights of the city. Visit all the must-see spots, like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Exhibit, the South 9th Street Italian Market, Philadelphia City Hall, Love Park, the Rocky steps at the entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and much more. Local hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$421.34
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$421.34
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Trolley Tour of Philadelphia

Trolley Tour of Philadelphia

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Explore Philadelphia’s classic sights at your own pace with a 2-day pass for a hop-on, hop-off tour aboard an old fashioned, open-air trolley or a double decker bus with live narration from experienced guides. Design your own itinerary so you can take the time to visit the places that interest you, from historic American landmarks to world-class shopping destinations. Take a run up the ‘Rocky steps,’ eat a Philly cheesesteak, then browse the exhibits at the Philadelphia Art Museum. Courtesy shuttle available from city center, airport and City Line locations.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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$26.67
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Philadelphia Small-Group Holiday Tour

Philadelphia Small-Group Holiday Tour

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Take a holiday walking tour of Center City, the heart of Philadelphia and home to its central business district—both beautiful and bustling as the second-most populated downtown area in the US. During the holiday season, it comes to life like at no other time. Visit festive staples such as the Christmas tree at Rittenhouse Square; the Wanamaker Organ, with its seasonal show of lights and sound; and the Christmas Village at Love Park. A variety of foods are available for purchase along the way. Tour is limited to 12 participants.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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$49.00
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See My Philadelphia

See My Philadelphia

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I have been giving private tours for nine years and will customize the tour to fit your time and the attractions that you want to see. OR I can figure it all out! Stay in Philadelphia or explore the surrounding counties. Your friend in Philly. Seniors our specialty!! 80 five star reviews on Trip Advisor says you are making the right choice! As of July 1, 2020, I have an audio system that allows us to maintain "social distancing", and yet you hear me loudly and clearly!!
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.00
per group
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$240.00
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Eat Drink and Experience Philly Walking Tour

Eat Drink and Experience Philly Walking Tour

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Journey around Philadelphia, see some of the city’s most popular sights and drink four local beers on this full-day walking tour. Your guide takes you to the city’s must-see areas, as well as bars and pubs loved by locals. Along the way, pass the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, Queen Village, and Ben Franklin House. Plus, at each of the four bars you stop at, enjoy a beer and a snack.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.63
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$143.63
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Private Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York

Private Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York

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Escape the chaos of the Big Apple and head to another of the East Coast's top cities on this incredible tour that showcases the best of urban and rural American living. Travel from New York to Philadelphia and spend the morning touring the city's top historic sights. See where America was born as you check out Constitution Hall, the Liberty Bell and more. Next, head to picturesque Amish country, where you'll meet some of the 31,000 Amish who call Lancaster County home. See how people live today using practices that date back to the 1800s and follow your own Amish guide through the community. 
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$998.67
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$998.67
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Full-Day Amish Country Tour in Lancaster County

Full-Day Amish Country Tour in Lancaster County

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Immerse yourself in Amish culture with a visit to the country's oldest Amish settlement in Pennsylvania's Lancaster County. On this full-day tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country from Philadelphia, step back in time to learn about Amish culture while visiting some of the area's highlights such as an Amish bakery, a quilt shop, and a typical homestead.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$214.20
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$214.20

The Black Journey: An African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

The Black Journey: An African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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The tour will commence at the Independence Visitor's Center with an introduction to the topic of Black History during the colonial period. You will hear about the role that Black Americans played in the founding of the nation. The group will continue to the President’s House and hear about the 9 enslaved people who were held there. The group will hear about Martha Washington's handmaid who ran away to escape slavery. The next stop is Congo Square where people of African descent held celebrations. It is also a potter's field where free and enslaved Africans are still buried to this day. The next stop is Bishop White's house. He ordained two Black pastors. One pastor started the African Methodist Episcopal Church. You will hear about the liberation of a woman whose slave owner attempted to abduct her back into slavery and the trial of her rescuers. You will also see the traditional sites of Independence Hall, liberty bell, Congress Hall, and much more
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.34
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$37.34

Private Philadelphia French/English Historical and Architectural Walking Tour

Private Philadelphia French/English Historical and Architectural Walking Tour

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This private and customizable tour (length/price, interests) for all ages is a great introduction and overview to Philadelphia’s history and culture. ‱ We highlight iconic and historical sites such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell as well as picturesque streets and alleys in residential neighborhoods ‱ We discuss a huge array of buildings from the Colonial to the Victorian eras, plus American skyscrapers and modernist buildings. ‱ You will some of the city’s 4000 murals (street art) – the most of any city in the world, the largest municipal building in the world and the colorful Reading Terminal Market, home to several Amish businesses. It is the perfect place for a meal or a snack (not included). A hotel pick up and drop-off, if your hotel is located in the city center, can also be scheduled.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.00
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$300.00
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Philadelphia to Valley Forge Park, Private 4 or 6 Hour Tour

Philadelphia to Valley Forge Park, Private 4 or 6 Hour Tour

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Experience Valley Forge National Historical Park on this private driving tour from Philadelphia. Drive around the park and see the regimental monuments and recreated huts used by the troops that camped there in the 1700s. Then enjoy time to walk around the park at leisure. Visit the site of George Washington’s headquarters, the Washington Memorial Chapel, the park’s Visitor Center with museum collection and exhibits and much more. Philadelphia hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$442.67
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$442.67
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Hamilton-The Tour where it Happens!

Hamilton-The Tour where it Happens!

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Starting at Independence Hall, we will discuss the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. We will visit the President's House, the portrait gallery in the Second Bank of the United States, Franklin Court, where Hamilton and Maria Reynolds lived, the First Bank of the United States, Dolly Madison's house, and Christ Church.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$298.67
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$298.67
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Private Driving Tour of Lancaster and Amish Country

Private Driving Tour of Lancaster and Amish Country

Travel along winding country roads from Philadelphia to Lancaster County and Amish country, learning about the history, ideals, and culture of the Amish and Mennonite people on this private driving tour. See how the Amish live and take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Browse handmade arts, crafts and other products and experience the simpler life of the Amish people. Then enjoy lunch at a classic Pennsylvania Dutch smorgasbord or market. Philadelphia hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$602.67
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$602.67
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Discovering Colonial Philadelphia to now Walking Tour

Discovering Colonial Philadelphia to now Walking Tour

Benefit from a walking tour led by a private guide for an in-depth look at Philadelphia’s colonial heritage and architecture. View a number of architectural styles and buildings that date to the city’s founding, and hear about America’s history and Founding Fathers as well. Stroll through Elfreth's Alley and the Old City, and stop to view landmarks such as Christ Church and the Ghost House at Franklin Court.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$298.67
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$298.67
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Philly Basics

Philly Basics

There is a lot more to Philadelphia than Ben Franklin, cheesesteaks, and the Liberty Bell. Philly is a living history lesson filled with stories, conflicts, food, and defiance. IT'S THE BEGINNING OF AMERICA. The Declaration of Independence from the Crown. The first capital of the United States. The first protest for the abolition of slavery. Home of the first to knock out Mohammad Ali. That is what exists in the city of Brotherly Love. If coming to Philadelphia, whether it is a long layover, weekend getaway, or your a Sunday Historian; booking a tour with me is not simply learning a few facts but your first step in becoming a Philadelphian. This is your introduction. From Betsy Ross' House to the churches of Fishtown and onward to the Calle de Oro. You will see it all. I look forward to being your guide. Aww Right! (Philadelphian for Ok. )
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.67
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$141.67
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Magic Christmas Tour in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)

Magic Christmas Tour in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)

The exclusive tour only in the Christmas period! This special times brings magic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, known colloquially as Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christm as period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will hear miraculous Christmas legends about Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You will visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market in the city. What makes it so popular? What local products is must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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  • 2 hours
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$756.49
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$756.49
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Exploring Philadelphia's Gilded Age to now Private Walking Tour

Exploring Philadelphia's Gilded Age to now Private Walking Tour

This Walking Tour will also take you by and into some of Philadelphia's most prominent buildings. The buildings in this area are mostly from the mid-1800's through the present. Styles range from Beaux Arts, to Chicago and International style.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$298.67
per group
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$298.67
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Philadelphia: walking tour with a local expert

Philadelphia: walking tour with a local expert

Our professional tour guide will lead you to unravel this beautiful city and its most important monuments, you will be astonished by the beauty and At the end of this 2 hours walking tour you will be surprised how many outstanding places there are to admire in Philadelphia. Our small group tour includes at most 12 participants in order to allow our customers to maximize the experience, a small group guarantees personalization and respect of each participants’ need.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.52
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$35.52
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The best of Philadelphia walking tour

The best of Philadelphia walking tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Did you know that The Philadelphia Zoo is the oldest zoo in America. It was chartered in 1859 and raised public and private funds to create the non-profit? In 1988, Philadelphia’s home football team, the Eagles, helped to create the largest sandwich that was, shocker, the length of a football field. You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Philadelphia’s city motto is “Philadelphia maneto” meaning, let brotherly love endure. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Philadelphia. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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$473.58
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Guided Tour “Love Stories of Philadelphia”

Guided Tour “Love Stories of Philadelphia”

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. The Liberty Bell, Constitution, and Independence Hall all use the spelling "Pensylvania" - which was the accurate way to spell our state name in the early years of the country. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. Philadelphia is a city of America's firsts: the first university, first zoo, first lending library, and, of course, first cheesesteak. What is the most famous historical couple of Philadelphia ? Comedian Kevin Hart and his spouse Eniko Parrish!. This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$473.58
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$473.58
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Philadelphia Self-Guided Audio Tour

Philadelphia Self-Guided Audio Tour

This fascinating tour of Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, features such famous sights as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Liberty Bell and the Betsy Ross House, alleged to be the site where the seamstress and flag-maker Betsy Ross purportedly lived when she sewed the first American Flag. You will also see the Franklin Institute, the Masonic Temple, Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia History Museum, Declaration House, the place where Thomas Jefferson drafted the original Declaration of Independence, the National Constitution Centre,and Elfreth's Alley. This tour is full of fascinating sights to savour. Your tour. Your way.
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  • 2 hours
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$13.99
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$13.99
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