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Experience the history of the United States on this guided, 2-hour, small-group walking tour around Philadelphia, the birthplace of freedom in America. See Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence (this tour does not enter Independence Hall). Snap a selfie with the iconic Liberty Bell. Learn about Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn, and see where George Washington, the first President of the United States, lived. Then check out the galleries and eateries in Old City Philadelphia, America's most historic square mile, followed by a cold beverage at a local establishment.
  • 2-hour historical walking tour of Philadelphia, led by a knowledgeable guide
  • Discover the country’s Founding Fathers on a stroll through Philly’s Historic District and Old City District
  • Walk past Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed
  • View the Liberty Bell and see the home of past presidents like George Washington
  • Pass by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, Old City Hall, Franklin Court and more
  • Enjoy a refreshing craft beer or soft drink at a local establishment
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Upgrade your tour to include the 5:00 beer tour and tasting
This historic tour begins at the Philly Tour Hub, a self-proclaimed launching pad for all the great Philadelphia travel experiences. Just outside, visit the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewn. 

Walk through the Old City district of Philadelphia, where William Penn and the Quakers first settled. It’s also home to Elfreth’s Alley, America's oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Experience its art and design, with more than 55 galleries and home décor showrooms; plus over 80 restaurants and shops. 

Visit Christ Church, where the Founding Fathers worshiped, then stop at a local café and purchase a quick bite or beverage.

Walk through the Historic District and Franklin Court (where Ben Franklin used to live) and then to Independence Mall, a three-block section of the Independence National Historical Park, as well as the National Constitution Center and the U.S. Mint. 

Visit the home of George Washington and John Adams back when Philadelphia served as the nation's capital. See the Liberty Bell and the Curtis Center, one of Philadelphia's historical spaces for its famous Tiffany mosaic.

Learn more about William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, at Washington Square. Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. Walk and learn — through Independence National Park and see Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Please note this tour does not enter Independence Hall.

Finally, back in Old City, unwind with the group over a cold beer or beverage at one of the district’s best local establishments— a perfect ending to a perfect tour or upgrade your tour and join us for a historical beer tour to learn about how beer and various pubs played a role in shaping our nation's history.


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, Oct 2018

Loved this tour and our tour guide was amazing! I highly recommend!

, Sep 2018

Minimum of information and seemed rushed, guide was knowledgeable but not much new that we saw from just walking around ourselves.

, Sep 2018

This tour is an excellent orientation to Old City. My favorite part of this tour is visiting Christ Church.

, Sep 2018

Loved our tour with Josh. He provided really interesting info and tailored the tour for our group. I would highly recommend this tour!

, Aug 2018

This tour is perfect. Shorter amount of time and way more personal because of the small group setting. We got to see and hear so much history. Our tour guide, Mike, was incredible!

, Aug 2018

My daughter (12 years old) did this tour on our arrival day (the 5:30). It was very easy to locate where to check in and was nice as you could relax in lounge area while waiting, use restrooms, etc. Our guide was Dick who kept up a nice pace and allowed everyone to ask questions. There were only 8 of us so nice and small so we could all hear. The tour went longer than expected, went 2.5 hours but that was okay with us all. You get to see spots I may not have gone while wandering around plus all the little tidbits of information was very fun. I tend to do walking tours right when I arrive in a new city to get the lay of the land and this one didn't disappoint.

, Jul 2018

Adam was an amazing tour guide. If you can handle the walking for 2+ hours and you want to learn the history of this area you will not be disappointed.

, Mar 2018

This tour wasn't exactly what I expected. It was less about constitutional history and historic sights and more about the neighborhood and Philadelphia history. All very interesting and some unexpected local treasures like the Tiffany mural, just not what I was expecting. The tour guide Nina was great, well informed but it was just a little too much walking for me.

, Mar 2018

Owen was a very nice guide and knew a lot about the history and the city. Weve enjoyed it very much.

, Mar 2018

Average. Not sure I was on the right tour as this tour was more about philadelphias neighbourhoods. I thought it was going to be more about the liberty side but tour didn't even take you through some of the historical sights only the liberty bell. Fortunately I did most of these prior to the tour as I had been prewarned.

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