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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

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Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States, and is home to many major historical monuments and landmarks. On this intimate walking tour, see most of Philadelphia’s essential sights, all while learning about the City of Brotherly Love’s history from your guide. In the company of a small group, see Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross, Franklin Court, and more, and wind down with a cold beverage in Old City.
Highlights
  • See Philadelphia’s essential landmarks in the space of an afternoon
  • Learn all about the city’s history and hear funny anecdotes from your guide
  • Stop for a drink in Old City, one of Philadelphia’s coolest neighborhoods
  • Upgrade your tour to include a craft beer tour and tasting
What to Expect
This afternoon tour kicks off at the Philly Tour Hub, conveniently located in the heart of Old City. Meet your guide and set off on an in-depth exploration of Philadelphia. This small-group tour guarantees a personal, up-close experience. Begin at the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewed, and continue through Old City. See Elfreth’s Alley (the country’s oldest continually occupied residential street), the church where the Founding Fathers worshiped, and Franklin Court, once home to Benjamin Franklin. Then, continue to Independence Mall. Admire the exterior of Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence was signed) and look out for the US Mint. Throughout your tour, your guide will share insight and stories about Philadelphia’s history. The tour concludes at a popular local establishment in Old City, where you’ll enjoy a craft beer or a soft drink. Or, upgrade to enjoy a craft beer tasting and tour experience.
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Important Information
Departure Point
101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • A beer or beverage at the final stop
  • Admission to various historic buildings
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House
  • Entry/Admission - Independence National Historical Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Entrance into buildings/sites are on a time and queue permitting basis
  • Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Photo ID is required
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour does not go inside Christ Church on the 5:30 pm departure. We will view it from the outside
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The tour was fun and informative. Mike was super friendly and knowledgable, answered all of our questions, and even gave us bonus recs for food and nightlife.
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Having been on a few walking tours around different cities, this one takes the cake. Our tour guide Mike I. gave us a break down of all the sites. There wasn't a question that we asked that he couldn't answer. Being a local from the area since he was a child, he was a wealth
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I have had many many amazing tour guides over the years, around the world, but Josh Silver rates the very best! And it is only secondary that he has a huge repository of historical knowledge of Philadelphia (and much more), and that he is a great ambassador of this city. Let me
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Adam was a fabulous guide. He was informative and truly explained the history of this wonderful city.
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Our tour guide, Rob, was extremely well informed and provided not only general information but interesting specifics about historic background, contemporary events, and the personalities being highlighted. I hate to say this, but my experience has been that tourguides in Europe
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