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Best 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 small-group tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, take a photo of the Liberty Bell, visit where past presidents like George Washington lived, and learn about William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder. You’ll discover the lively neighborhood culture of Old City as you pass art galleries and cafes, and top off your outing with a refreshing brew at a local pub. Numbers are limited to 12 for a personalized experience with an informative guide.

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 2-hour tour at the Philly Tour Hub, where you can view local art and photography inside the historic building. Outside, get a glimpse of the Betsy Ross House and hear stories from your guide about the birth of the American flag.

From here, weave through the charming back alleys of Old City and walk down Elfreth's Alley, one of the country’s oldest continuously occupied residential streets. In this vibrant neighborhood, you’ll pass trendy cafes, shops, art galleries and buildings featuring industrial architecture.

When you reach Christ Church, where the Founding Fathers once worshipped, head inside to learn about the birth of the Episcopal Church in America. Then stop at a local coffee shop, where you can grab a quick snack or beverage (own expense) and relax with your guide — it’s the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you have about Philadelphia history.

As your small-group tour continues through the Historic District, pass Franklin Court — the site of Ben Franklin's home — and view Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center and the US Mint. Follow your guide across the Mall and visit the President's House, once the home of George Washington and John Adams during Philadelphia’s tenure as the nation's capital.



See the Liberty Bell, with the possibility of going inside, crowds permitting, and continue to the Curtis Center, where you’ll enter (weekdays only) for a view of Maxfield Parrish's Dream Garden, a beautiful mosaic mural.


Then, it’s off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn, the state’s founder, and a possible visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Stroll through Independence National Park and the must-see Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed. As you walk, learn about Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Philosophical Society, the Second Bank of the US and Carpenter's Hall.

Making your way back to the Old City neighborhood, end the tour at a local brewpub. Enjoy a craft beer or refreshing non-alcoholic beverage before saying farewell to your guide.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Philly Tour Hub
Departure Time:
2:30pm
Duration:
2 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Pub in the heart of Old City

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Best Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

Clock Tower of Independence Hall National Park

Inclusions:
  • 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: Jonathan F, August 2015

This was a great walking tour. Kendra our guide was fantastic. Not only did we learn about the history of Philadelphia we learned about present day Philadelphia from the perspective of a local. It was wonderful. To top it off we finished our tour at a bar and shared a drink and great conversation with Kendra and the other members of the tour. I highly recommend this tour!

Reviewed by: Anne P, August 2015

Our guide Rob was brilliant. He extended the tour past the time allocated to ensure we saw everything. He was enthusiatic and very knowledgeable. He took us all for a drink after the tour and we got no indication he was rushing us to finish the tour. Couldn't rate the tour enough. We saw so much of the city and more

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Tour code: 5713HISTORY