National Constitution Center Tours

Set within Independence Mall, this enormous, state-of-the-art museum is dedicated to the history, significance and spirit of the United States Constitution. Visitors are introduced to the Center via a 17-minute multimedia stage show called Freedom Rising, and permanent exhibits include the black robe of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, and a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The most unusual attraction here is the Signer’s Hall, a room full of 42 life-size bronze statues of the Founding Fathers, the men who signed the Constitution into law.  Visitors are allowed to take photos with these statues, so be sure to seek out your favorite father and plan that Fourth of July card you’ve always imagined.

The big-ticket draw, though, is the original copy of the first public printing of the Constitution, published in a local Philadelphia newspaper in 1787. There are 24 other copies of this printing around the world, though only a few are on public display; the Center’s copy is occasionally stored to give it a rest from light exposure, and is briefly replaced with a high-resolution reproduction. The original copy of the Constitution itself is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
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One Liberty Observation Deck Philadelphia: 48 Hour Sun and Stars Pass

Enjoy double the fantastic views from the One Liberty Observation Deck with this Sun and Stars Pass. Good for 2 visits by one guest, this ticket means you can ascend the tower twice; once for a panoramic daytime view and once to admire the city lights. Learn about The City of Brotherly Love's history through the educational displays and get up-close views of local landmarks from the onsite touch screens. Bring your camera for spectacular photo ops from 833 feet (253 meters) above street level.
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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

Experience the history of the United States on this guided, 2-hour, small-group walking tour around Philadelphia, the birthplace of freedom in America. See Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence (this tour does not enter Independence Hall). Snap a selfie with the iconic Liberty Bell. Learn about Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn, and see where George Washington, the first President of the United States, lived. Then check out the galleries and eateries in Old City Philadelphia, America's most historic square mile, followed by a cold beverage at a local establishment.
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Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia

Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit 27 of Philadelphia’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the United States Mint — on a 90-minute loop in an open-top, double-decker bus. Select a single or multi-day pass, then board at any of the 27 stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live onboard narration. Learn about the history and heritage of one of America's oldest cities.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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New York to Philadelphia Day Trip by Rail

Explore Philadelphia’s historic sites and highlights on a full-day sightseeing trip by rail from New York City. Start your day on the train, then visit the City of Brotherly Love at your own pace with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Watch America’s earliest history come to life while visiting the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall then pause for a 2-course lunch at the Hard Rock Café. Spend the afternoon discovering museums that highlight Jewish-American and Constitutional history, automobiles and fine art before returning to NYC.
  • Duration: 16 hours
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City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

With 27 stops on this City Sightseeing tour of Philadelphia, you won’t run out of things to see or do. Once you board the open-top, double-decker bus, you can stay on for the entire 1.75-hour route narrated by a guide, or disembark at any of the hop-on hop-off stops for sightseeing along the way. Select a 1-, 2- or 3-day pass and see attractions such as the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia Zoo and Betsy Ross House. Customize your own itinerary and set your own pace in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’!
  • Duration: 1 to 3 days
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit 27 of Philadelphia’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall — on a 1.5-hour loop. Select from a 1, 2 or 3-day pass. Board at any of the 27 stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live commentary. A route map and courtesy shuttle from Center City hotels are included.
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Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

Journey back in time on a guided, 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of historic Philadelphia. Visit Philly’s Independence National Historical Park, Society Hill and Old City. This leisurely ride features famous locations like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, Elfreth Alley, and much more.
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Discover the birthplace of America on this 90-minute guided walking tour through the country’s most historic area in Philadelphia. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Independence National Historical Park and more than 20 other historic sites on this 1.25-mile trek, including the National Constitution Center, where the tour begins (and ends), plus Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, Betsy Ross House and Declaration House, and many more. This seasonal tour operates rain or shine, but only during the warmer months of April to November.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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The Philadelphia Pass

See some of Philadelphia's top attractions at a savings with The Philadelphia Pass. Select your choice of 3, 4, 5, or 7 activities from a list of thirty options and get direct entrance after you download your pass on your mobile device. Use your pass for touring options such as the Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Philadelphia Tour, or for entrance tickets to venues such as the African American Museum, Betsy Ross House, or Philadelphia Zoo. You have 30 consecutive days to complete the use of your pass.
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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour

Philadelphia is the birthplace of American democracy — and rich in American history. Discover the historical sites in Philadelphia on this expert-guided, 75-minute walking tour. See where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin lived and worked. Stop at some of the city’s most iconic landmark locations, like Independence Hall. Visit the Betsy Ross House, where the seamstress is said to have sewn the first American Flag; plus Congress Hall, the original Supreme Court building, the Library Company of Philadelphia, Franklin Court at the Independence National Historical Park and more.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Philadelphia 27-Stop Double Decker Tour Pass

Explore Philadelphia at your own pace, with all-day tickets for a hop-on, hop-off bus tour that stops at 27 of the city’s top attractions. Enjoy views from an open-top, double decker bus as your experienced guide shares insider stories about Philadelphia history and culture. Choose the sites that interest you most, and stay for as much time as you want. Trace America’s history at Betsey Ross’ house to Ben Franklin’s Grave, or discover world-class shopping and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; take the chance to make the trip your own. 1-, 2-, and 3-day passes available.
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Franklin's Footsteps Walking Tour

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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Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour

Get a new perspective on the City of Brotherly Love with this ‘Philly by Night Tour.’ Climb on board a double-decker bus and explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer. Visit 27 of Philly’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Penn’s Landing and the Rocky Steps at the entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art — on a 90-minute loop around this historic city. The tour departs from the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at 8pm.
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From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour

Drink your way through Philadelphia history on a 4.5-hour walking tour and pub crawl through the heart of Old City, City Hall, and Center City Philly. See some of Philly’s key landmarks, from Ben Franklin’s house to the U.S. Mint, ride the Philadelphia subway, then hit some local bars for happy hour. This 4.5-hour history and beer tour includes four beers, a snack, and entrance fees at sites along the way, and it’s limited to 12 people for a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Philadelphia Combo Tour: Hop-on Hop-off, Eastern State Penitentiary, Franklin's Footsteps

Delve deep into Philadelphia history with this combination tour, which includes a hop-on hop-off bus ticket, admission to the Eastern State Penitentiary, and an historic walking tour. Hop off the bus tour at any one of the 27 attractions to explore further on your own. See Al Capone's cell and learn about the history of American incarceration at Eastern State. Follow in statesman Benjamin Franklin's steps on an historic walking tour of Old City's highlights.
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Hop-on Hop-off and Philly By Night Tour Combo

Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit 27 of Philadelphia’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall — on a 1.5-hour loop. Select from a 1- or 2-day pass, then board at any of the 27 stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live on-board commentary. After dinner (own expense), enjoy the city as it’s illuminated for the evening on a ‘Philly by Night Tour.’ Pickup and drop-off from select hotels included.
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Eat Drink and Experience Philly Walking Tour

Journey around Philadelphia, see some the city’s most popular sights, and drink four local beers on this 9-hour 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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Day Trip from New Haven CT to Philadelphia by Rail

Journey to the City of Brotherly Love from New Haven, CT on this round-trip adventure that showcases Philadelphia's top attractions. Learn about Edgar Allen Poe, Benjamin Franklin and more on this tour that includes round-trip train transport, hop-on hop-off bus tours and lunch. 
  • Duration: 1 day
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Philadelphia All-Inclusive Pass

Save money on some of Philadelphia's best-known attractions with The Philadelphia Pass. Choose 1, 2, 3, or 5 days of attractions and tours.  Enjoy direct entry to attractions. Simply save your pass (delivered as your 'ticket) on your mobile device and go – no voucher redemption required!
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