- 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
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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Clock Tower of Independence Hall National Park
- Local guide
- Admission fees
- One beer or soft drink
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Additional food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, 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
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: irene a, December 2016
NICE GUIDE MARIANNE! NICE STORY AND SO MUCH EXPERIENCE FOR THE PRICE
Reviewed by: Pat F, October 2016
Saw much of the history in philadelphia