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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

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  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5713HISTORY
Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, take a photo of the Liberty Bell, see where past presidents like George Washington lived, and learn about William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder. Discover the lively neighborhood culture as you pass art galleries and cafes, and top of your tour with a refreshing drink at a local pub.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Start your Philadelphia tour at the Philly Tour Hub, where you'll meet your guide and see some great local art and photography inside this historic space. Outside, we’ll see the Betsy Ross House and hear stories of the birth of the American flag. From there, we weave through the charming back alleys of Old City, and wind up walking down the street famous for being the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the country.

Next, you’ll be treated to a visit inside Christ Church, where you'll hear stories of our founding fathers, sit where they sat, and learn about the birth of the Episcopal Church in America.

The next stop on the tour comes at a little local coffee shop, where you can grab a quick snack or a drink and relax with your guide — the perfect opportunity to ask any pressing questions you may have about Philadelphia history. As you walk through Old City, you’ll get a taste of this vibrant neighbourhood and pass some of the trendiest pubs, clubs, cafés, and shopping in Philly. You'll also get a chance to see some great art galleries and fantastic historic, industrial architecture along the way.

You'll get some great views of the site of Ben Franklin's home as the tour continues through Philly’s Historic District. Past Franklin Court, you’ll be greeted with views of Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center, and the U.S. Mint. Walk across the Mall and into the President's House Site, home to George Washington and John Adams during Philly's tenure as our nation's capital.

From there we pass the Liberty Bell, where we might get a chance to go inside for pictures. We then continue this Philadelphia city tour to a spot where (on weekdays only) we can grab a view of Maxfield Parrish's Dream Garden mosaic mural. Then off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn and possibly visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

We continue through Independence National Park and the must-see front yard of Independence Hall, sight of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. Your guide will also share knowledge of Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Philosophical Society, the 2nd Bank of the US, and Carpenter's Hall as you make your way through the park. With all these local stories from your guide, you'll get a truly unique perspective on the much-visited spots in Philadelphia.

As this Philadelphia tour winds down, we exit the park and head back into the vibrant Old City neighbourhood. We end the tour at a local brewpub. You'll get a craft beer brewed in-house (or soft drink if you wish) included in the price of the tour, and we'll say a cheers to the beautiful city of Philadelphia!

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Philly Tour Hub
Departure Time:
2:30pm
Return Details:
Pub in the heart of Old City

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Pricing information

Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

Clock Tower of Independence Hall National Park

Inclusions:
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Admission fees
  • One beer or soft drink
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Entrance into buildings are a time and queue permitting basis
  • Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Photo ID is required
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Amanda S, December 2014

Had lots of fun and really felt like we got a great history lesson!

Reviewed by: ruby, December 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our Philadelphia walking tour. Our guide was wonderful. Would recommend this tour.

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Tour code: 5713HISTORY