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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. Visit Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. 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 one at a local pub.

Highlights

  • 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
  • See 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 brewpub
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

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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 Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. 

Finally, back in Old City, unwind with the group over a cold beer or beverage at one of the district’s best pubs — a perfect ending to a perfect tour.

Customer Reviews

irene a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

NICE GUIDE MARIANNE! NICE STORY AND SO MUCH EXPERIENCE FOR THE PRICE

Pat F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Saw much of the history in philadelphia

Iris M. R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I could not make it. My car was misbehaving. Since I live about 1.5 hour from there, I did not dare to drive. Is there anyway I can have a rain-check for another day?
Minerva Rivera

paul c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide, Joshua Silver, was a very nice, polite and knowledgeable person. I learned many things concerning the historical facts about the history of Philadelphia. I would definitely recommend this tour and tour guide...

Stacey K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Knowledgeable tour guide. Learned things I didn and #39;t know before.

Dawn N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Josh was excellent! Great tour!

Amanda Kay M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had 2 great toyrs. Loved it.

tgodwin77

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Sharon G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Nina was phenomenal! Loved her connection with the city. It seemed like she was showing us something she loved and it made us love it, too!

Had a great time, met some really nice people, fell in love with the city!

Ninah R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Nina was a great tour guide! Very knowledgeable and fun to tour with. Would highly recommend and definitely go back for one of her tours

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