• Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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.


  • 2-hour historical walking tour of Philadelphia, led by a knowledgeable guide
  • Discover the country’s Founding Fathers on a stroll through Philly’s Historic District and Old City District
  • Walk past Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed
  • View the Liberty Bell and see the home of past presidents like George Washington
  • Pass by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, Old City Hall, Franklin Court and more
  • Enjoy a refreshing craft beer or soft drink at a local establishment
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Upgrade your tour to include the 5:00 beer tour and tasting

What You Can Expect

Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

The Signer Statue in Independence National Historic Park

This historic tour begins at the Philly Tour Hub, a self-proclaimed launching pad for all the great Philadelphia travel experiences. Just outside, visit the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewn. 

Walk through the Old City district of Philadelphia, where William Penn and the Quakers first settled. It’s also home to Elfreth’s Alley, America's oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Experience its art and design, with more than 55 galleries and home décor showrooms; plus over 80 restaurants and shops. 

Visit Christ Church, where the Founding Fathers worshipped, then stop at a local café and purchase a quick bite or beverage.

Walk through the Historic District and Franklin Court (where Ben Franklin used to live) and then to Independence Mall, a three-block section of the Independence National Historical Park, as well as the National Constitution Center and the U.S. Mint. 

Visit the home of George Washington and John Adams back when Philadelphia served as the nation's capital. See the Liberty Bell and the Curtis Center, one of Philadelphia's historical spaces for its famous Tiffany mosaic.

Learn more about William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, at Washington Square. Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. Walk and learn — through Independence National Park and see Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Please note this tour does not enter Independence Hall.

Finally, back in Old City, unwind with the group over a cold beer or beverage at one of the district’s best local establishments— a perfect ending to a perfect tour or upgrade your tour and join us for a historical beer tour to learn about how beer and various pubs played a role in shaping our nation's history.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Owen was a very nice guide and knew a lot about the history and the city. Weve enjoyed it very much.

Julie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

A must! So much more fun and interesting than I expected it would be!

Diana B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

Cipring USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

it was great

Kari M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

It is so cool to here not only the rest of the story about history, but very possibly the other story you never hear about!
Loved that about our guide, fascinating and fun...a worthy walk about town!

Susan L Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Josh, our tour guide, did a great job of taking us around Philadelphia and sharing the history of this great city with us.

David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was an excellent tour. Our guide, Josh Silver, was very knowledgeable and we visited several places that a casual observer would not even notice. He went out of his way to learn all our names and find a little about us. Made it very enjoyable and we are very glad we chose it. Highly recommend it.

Toby B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was the perfect tour for our family. All four kids, ages 17, 12, 10 and 6 thoroughly enjoyed it. It was an easy walking tour and our guide was engaging and funny. If you only have a day or two in Philly, do this tour.

Gail K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

My family and I loved the walking tour of Historic Philadelphia. Our guide Josh was so informative. We learned so much about the birth of America.
I would highly recommend this tour. Next time we go to Philadelphia I would sign up for another one of their tours.

Donald D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was a perfect way to get an overview of the Old City and many historical high points. Our tour guide, Marianne, was knowledgeable and funny. Worth every penny-highly recommend!

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