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Forget watching History Channel documentaries, why not see the landmarks that shaped America in real life on this Philadelphia tour? From the building where the US Constitution was signed to George Washington's house, and a church where America's founding fathers once sat, this tour even includes a craft beer to help you digest all the history.
Explore this history-drenched neighborhoods and view some of the iconic sights of Philadelphia with a local guide.
Get a whistle-stop tour of all the major Philadelphia sights, as well as a couple of hidden gems, too!
Absorb the rich historical significance of landmarks like the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Court, Old City Hall, and the Second Bank of the US, and more.
Visit local businesses and watering holes such as a local coffee house and a local brewpub, where we treat you to a locally-brewed ale or another drink of your choice.
Visit those unmissable Philly sights on this historical Philadelphia tour that ditches the guidebooks and gives you a dose of history from a local perspective. After all, this is the history that shaped the people of this city, so why not learn about it from them?
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!
English speaking guide; Admission to various historic buildings; a beer or beverage at the final stop.
Items of a personal nature; Tips and gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; Start time at 2:30pm.
Approximately 2 Hours.
Meeting point: Philly Tour Hub, Arch Street, between 2nd and 3rd Sts. (229 Arch St.)
Finish point: A pub in the heart of Old City.
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Make sure to check the weather report for rain!
A beer or soft drink is provided at the end of the tour. All other purchases are paid by the traveler.
You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**