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.
Take a walking tour of historic Philadelphia
Follow Benjamin Franklin’s footsteps through the city
This entertaining and educational walking tour departs from the Sightseeing Tour kiosk at the Independence Visitor Center. Explore Philadelphia through Benjamin Franklin’s eyes as a professional guide leads the way through the city’s historic district.
Along the way, visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Carpenters’ Hall, a key meeting place in the early history of the United States.
Also, see historic Christ Church, where Franklin and the other Founding Fathers worshiped; the Christ Church Burial Ground, where Franklin and many other historic leaders are buried; and the Betsy Ross House, where it is believed the seamstress created the first American flag.
Finally, visit the National Constitution Center — America's most hands-on history museum and the historic area’s newest attraction. Learn about the US Constitution, a worldwide symbol of freedom and justice, and what it represents.
Reviews by Viator travelers
We had taken an earlier walking tour...
, Aug 2017
We had taken an earlier walking tour that was so much better I'm afraid it colored my view of this one. The guide wearing a colonial costume was a bit hokey. But what bothered me the most was that he went over the advertised tour time so apparently decided not to go to a couple of stops that were on the map. Fortunately we had already seen those places on the other tour, but I felt bad for the other tourists who missed out on those sites.
Our tour guide Steve was really awesome - he was dressed for the part, and full of good facts - some very obscure facts that our other guides did not know.. Kevin Bacons dad (Edmund) was the Urban planner that was responsible for much of philadelphia's revitalization and preservation- too cool.