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United States History and Local Philadelphia Walking Tour
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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 behind the Religious Liberty Statue just outside the National Museum of American Jewish History, where you’ll meet your guide and begin your Best. Day. Ever.

From here, we’ll take you back to the time of our nation’s founding, weaving your way through Independence National Park. Your guide will share knowledge of the most significant sites of the park, such as Independence Hall, Congress Hall,and Old City Hall, among other sites that were instrumental in establishing many of the country’s first institutions and ideologies.

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 and a possible excursion into Washington Square for stories of Philadelphia founder William Penn.

We then pass the Liberty Bell, where you'll hear about why this iconic symbol has become so famous all around the world. Just next door, you’ll enter the President’s House site, home to George Washington and John Adams during Philly’s tenure as our nation’s capital. You’ll stroll up through the grand stretch of Independence Mall, home to Independence Visitor Center, the National Constitution Center, the Bourse, and the U.S. Mint.

After passing by the gravesite of the city’s most renowned inventor, Ben Franklin, you’ll enter the charming back alleys of Old City with its unique art galleries, trendy cafés, and fascinating industrial architecture and where you’ll have the chance to grab a quick snack or a drink and relax with your guide — the perfect opportunity to ask any pressing questions you may have about things to do in the neighborhood after the tour.

Continue to be immersed in history as you venture past the Betsy Ross House and then down Elfreth’s Alley, the street famous for being the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the country.

Next, you may 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.

As this Philadelphia tour winds down, your guide will take you to their favorite local bar or restaurant. You'll get a craft beer (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!

Please Note: Access to some attractions may be restricted on certain days of the year, including a few churches on Sundays.

Tour Size
Small
Tour Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Tour Duration
2 Hours
Tour Departs From
Central Philadelphia. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
A beer or soft drink of your choice is included.
Recommended Dress
Comfortable clothing and sensible flat-soled walking shoes are recommended. Please check the weather report for weather conditions, and dress accordingly.
Restrictions
This is a walking tour on mostly paved sidewalks and surfaces. Guests in wheelchairs are acceptable if accompanied by a responsible person who can assist with guiding and crossing the streets. Please be aware that some attractions may not be equipped with easy access for a wheelchair, therefore there may be some restrictions. Your guide will try their best to accommodate.


Item# Item Name Price: Number of Individuals Add
LNAUSPH955HISTHD-EC United States History and Local Philadelphia Walking Tour-Children (Ages 6 to 12)
$37.00
LNAUSPH955HISTHD-EA United States History and Local Philadelphia Walking Tour-Number of Adults
$42.00
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