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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

  • 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
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, you’ll 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, visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court, and more, and wind down with a cold beverage in Old City.

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. You’ll 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), visit the Liberty Bell, 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.

Reviews (227)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Founding Fathers tour

The guide was great but the tour was not what was expected. You basically walked by places you wanted to visit. Example ; the tour said Betsy Ross House , awesome right? No you went in her courtyard and the guide talked about it you...More

Thank Gary M
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Gary, one star is definitely not what we aim for here, and it's clear you didn't receive the type of experience you expected or wished to have. The purpose of any of our tours at Urban Adventures is to immerse you in the experience --...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were lucky enough to get Evan as a guide. She is a recent college graduate who obviously loves American history, architecture and her adopted town of Philadelphia. The tour includes many stops, thorough explanations and interesting stories. Evan answered all of...More

Thank Forebees
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Cheers for Evan! And thanks to you for leaving such a kind review on our historic walking tour -- we really appreciate it. We hope you'll consider signing up for more of our tours led by our amazing local guides.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Get a little history in before you hit the pubs!

Took a two hour walking tour a couple of Saturdays ago. Was very pleased with the experience. Our tour guide, Dick, was extremely knowledgable and personable. The other folks along for walk were very nice -- pleasant group vibe all the way around. Felt virtuous...More

Thank BizRock
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I love a good group vibe. And we all here can appreciate a frosty beer. Thanks for your review, and we hope you'll check out our other beery historical tours like the London Historic Pubs tour or, just two hours from Philly, our Brewed in...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great way to learn about the history of Philadelphia

Our tour guide Josh was excellent and provided an interesting and informative take on Philadelphia's Old City. He was also friendly and happy to answer questions, take photographs for people, etc. At approximately 2.5 hours, the tour was also good value for money. A particular...More

Thank JTH7
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review! We really appreciate our connection with Christ Church, and we value its significance as local historic tour guides. Thanks for coming out to have a great time with our guide Josh!

Reviewed 5 days ago
Worth Every Penny

Josh, our tour guide was nothing short of excellent! Engaging and so knowledgeable! Tour was the perfect length of time and felt like we saw all we needed to see.

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Eileen H
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Response from Arvilla F | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure about the transportation into Philly but the Tour Hub is just a few steps past the Betsy Ross House. There is a sign on their building.
Trudy D
25 September 2018|
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Response from Cappy2200 | Reviewed this property |
What breed and how many pounds....then call the tour and ask. There are many pet sitters and walkers in town that can baby sit your dog. Ask Google for dog sitting, center city, philadelphia