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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 at the Philly Tour Hub, where you'll meet your guide and see some great local art and photography inside this historic space. Outside, you’ll see the Betsy Ross House and hear stories of the birth of the American flag. From there, 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 the 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 purchase 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 neighborhood and pass some of the trendiest pubs, clubs, cafes, 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 you'll pass the Liberty Bell, where you might get a chance to go inside for pictures. Continue this Philadelphia city tour to a spot where, on weekdays, you 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.

Continue through Independence National Park and the must-see front yard of Independence Hall, site 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, exit the park and head back into the vibrant Old City neighborhood. You'll 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 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)
$29.00
LNAUSPH955HISTHD-EA United States History and Local Philadelphia Walking Tour-Number of Adults
$38.00
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