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.
Enjoy a historical tour around Philadelphia
Visit landmark locations and popular sites
Learn about the history of the United States
Select from a morning or multiple afternoon departure times
Enjoy learning about the history of the United States, the city of Philadelphia and the colony of Pennsylvania on this educational tour in one of the most historic places in the US.
The tour departs from the Philadelphia Visitor's Center at 6th and Market Streets. Then visit over 20 historical landmark locations, like Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated and adopted. Walk through the Betsy Ross House, a landmark location in Philadelphia believed to be the site where the seamstress lived when she sewed the first American Flag.
Also included are Declaration House, where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence; Congress Hall, the former home of the US Congress; the original Supreme Court building; the Library Company of Philadelphia, founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin; Carpenters Hall, a key meeting place in the early history of the United States; Franklin Court, a complex of museums, structures and historic sites at Independence National Historical Park and much more.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Wonderful Tour & Guide
, May 2019
Kyle was informative, entertaining and thoughtful. Saw many of the key sights with insight and enactment if events and individuals.
Brian was great! He's a middle school history teacher and really knows his stuff. Loved how he presented history in a storytelling manner. He made it interesting and entertaining. Come prepared to ask lots of questions. As he says, "A closed mouth is never fed." Highly recommended!