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Historic and Revolutionary Philadelphia Tour
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Historic and Revolutionary Philadelphia Tour

By Intrepid Urban Adventures - 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.
from
€59.58
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
€59.58
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 6-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English

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

  • Join friendly Local, English-speaking guide
  • Explore the iconic sights of Philadelphia with a local guide
  • Presentation on George Washington at the Museum of the American Revolution (Entrance Fee Included)
  • A donation to a local community organization
  • National Park Service Fee for guided groups
  • Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of the American Revolution
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House

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 shares insight and stories about Philadelphia’s history. The tour concludes at a popular local establishment in Old City.

Departure details
  • Signer's Garden, 434-498 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA Signers Garden, 498 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Return details
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA Pub in the heart of Old City

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5713HISTORY

  • 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
  • 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. 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.
  • This tour does not go inside Christ Church on the 5:30 pm departure. We will view it from the outside
  • Some churches may not be open to us on a Sunday.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Historic and Revolutionary Philadelphia Tour
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  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5713HISTORY

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Signer's Garden
    434-498 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Signers Garden, 498 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Singer
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Independence National Historical Park
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Independence Mall
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Independence Hall
    Congress Hall
    Old City Hall
    Liberty Bell Center
    Carpenters' Hall
  • 4
    Museum of the American Revolution
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Betsy Ross House
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Benjamin Franklin's Grave
  • 6
    The President's House
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Elfreth's Alley
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pub in the heart of Old City
    See address & details
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Matthew S
Matthew S
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Interesting
The tour was exactly as expected. I enjoyed the samples, especially the oils and vinegars. Things I would not have
594adellac
594adellac
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Almost perfect
There were only my daughter (9 yo) and me and thus it might have been a little different and shorter. Our guide was
zachs416
zachs416
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Great experience learning about the history of Philadelphia with fantastic tour guide David
My girlfriend and I did a walking tour called "Philadelphia History in HD" and it was exactly what we were looking
788debbyr
788debbyr
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South Philly Tour
Craig was excellent. He actually lives a block from the Italian Market so it was really his turf. Lots of info an
jayr755
jayr755
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Mosaics and markets equally inreresting
Mosaics and market equally interesting. I have never seen more mosaics covering so much area. And we got small sn
jennifertW2534ME
jennifertW2534ME
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Personal walk through the Italian Market
Craig did such a great job taking me through the Italian Market. I was the only one on the trip and he truly did ma
Anonymous855
Anonymous855
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We took the South Philly Ital Mkt & Mosaic tour
Had an excellent small group tour with a knowledgeable guide who was easy to hear and understand and he was flexibl
Eric B
Eric B
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This tour should not be missed
Chuck's knowledge and love of Italian market district is infectious and his connections with all of the shop owners
Sylvia23415
Sylvia23415
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Become acquainted with South Philly shops, restaurants and history
Charming and knowledgeable tour guide Nina lead us through the historic South Philly neighborhood for several hours
marielouiseo2018
marielouiseo2018
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Take this tour!
I drove up from DC just to take this tour, and it didn't disappoint! Had an excellent tour with Mariam. She was del
SSCPgh
SSCPgh
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Do this tour - combination food, art, and history
Fantastic tour that included history, art, and food! Did a private tour with ADAM with my family (2 adults, 3 teens
C K
C K
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Fantastic Philly Tour
My partner and I had a fab experience on this tour, made extra special by our guide Adam. He was very personable, k
Discover782634
Discover782634
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Great Experience and Fun
Both my husband and I had a great day. We found the markets amazing and the mosaic work unbelievable and the artis
tonyrA1042QX
tonyrA1042QX
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Best tour and guide hands down
Loved this tour. Fantastic guide and great fun way to see the city with locals that know. It was a small group and
MichelleKend
MichelleKend
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Great intro to Philly
Excellent tour. Our guide Adam was well-informed and enthusiastic about the city and the Italian market area. The f
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Sam D
3 contributions
Apr 2021
It was the best tour we've taken on our trip. Our tour guide Josh was very knowledgeable and have a rich knowledge on history of the city and all the sites we've visited, he actually knows a lot about everything. Josh had great storytelling ability and was able to keep my teen kids engaged and away from using their phones for the 2+ hour tour.

The tour overall was good in length as our family was starting to getting tired after 2+ hours of walking all over the city, but still had enough energy to walk back to our parking spot. It covered all the main historic sites and would DEFINITELY recommend this tour with Josh!
Written 7 April 2021
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Thank you for this amazing review! I am so glad (but not surprised) that Josh gave you what you consider to be the best tour on your trip. Josh is an incredible wealth of knowledge and there is nothing he loves more than passing that on to his guests. Like our other wonderful guides, Josh has a great ability to craft each tour to his guests, so no two experiences are alike.
Written 19 April 2021
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Brock H
1 contribution
Dec 2021
Rick Heimann provided my wife and me with an informative, very enjoyable walk through the historical neighborhood. He placed the buildings in the context of the founding of our nation as well as placing early Philadelphia itself in the context of other cites along the seaboard. The founding fathers took on new life; the "ghost" house of Ben Franklin, outlined at its actual location on the ground and diagramed in the air by beams showing its shape and height, was eerily provocative. Last but not least, our fee for the tour included a drink at the end during which we chatted with Rick as if we were all old friends. A terrific experience.
Written 5 December 2021
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Adam D
3 contributions
Jun 2021
What a great way to walk around historical old Philadelphia! Our tour guide Rick really helped us understand the historical and modern significance of everything we saw. (So much more than we could have known on our own). The group was small enough to allow a more interactive experience. Rick answered all questions and comments with insight. We were invited to finish the tour with a drink at a nearby tavern which led to more great conversation. We highly recommend for anyone wanting to dig deeper into the wonderful history of Philadelphia!
Written 17 June 2021
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Thank you Adam! Rick surely does make history come to life in Old City. There is so much that happened in that neighborhood, it's impossible to learn it all without a guide. And what better way to end a tour than with a nice cold beverage or local snack?
Written 21 June 2021
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Janice M
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
Our guide talked about everything but the founding fathers. For instance, in front of the Carpenters Hall where the first Continental Congress met, he talked more about the carpenters guild and how they rented out their building to the different people who were using them to build for them. It was much extraneous information without concentrating on the topic that we signed up for. We did an earlier tour with another company that was excellent, making the contrast to this tour even more apparent and disappointing.
Written 23 September 2021
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Yankee Girl
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Family
The small group size allowed flexibility & made it a very enjoyable, informative experience. Our guide, Rick, was incredibly knowledgeable and tailored the tour to make it interesting for both us parents and our kids. I highly recommend this walking tour as a way to learn about our founding fathers and old city Philadelphia!
Written 20 April 2021
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steve
Nashville, TN2 contributions
Excellent tour with Nina, a Philadelphia native who love loves her city! The tour requires two hours of walking but on level ground at an easy pace. The group was small so we could hear Nina well and easily ask questions. We highly recommend the tour as an overview of the historic area to help identify must sees for day two. Philadelphia is a clean and prosperous city in the tour areas showing beautifully maintained grounds and buildings. Nina provided an excellent snapshot of the most significant and historic parts of Philadelphia.
Written 15 June 2021
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Alexis L
3 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
The tour was awesome! It was our first time in Philadelphia and the perfect introduction. We were only in town for a day and felt by the end of the tour we got to know all the most important parts and plenty in between. Our guide Adam was warm, friendly, and most important knowledgeable. He answered many of our questions and was filled with lots of fun facts about every aspect of the city, new and old. The tour was well paced so you could get to know each stop, overall it was a super positive experience and I would absolutely recommend a tour with Adam. Wether you’re brand new to the city or have been before, it was an exciting and educational time we were sad when it was over!

Thanks Adam! -Alexis and Richard from Miami
Written 2 August 2020
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Thank you Alexis and Richard for this incredible review! It was my pleasure to show you around Old City and give you an introduction to Philly. Hopefully you will be back because there is a ton more to explore. Be sure to check out Miami Urban Adventures too! Like we discussed, they've got great experiences in Wynwood and Little Havana. Safe travels!
Written 15 August 2020
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Explore315702
2 contributions
Jun 2021
The tour was called History in HD in the GoPass Booklet. I believe it is also called the Founding Fathers Tour. This was well done and very interesting. It covered a lot of interesting information as well as how to get to places that might be interesting to explore later. It provided gems not covered by other tours. For example, the stained glass artwork at the Curtis Publishing Building was the most intricate stained glass artwork with complexity I have never seen before. Our guide was knowledgeable and suggested how to look up things if we had more interest in them.
Written 25 June 2021
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William K
2 contributions
May 2021 • Family
The tour is a nice walking tour of the historic area of downtown Philadelphia. It provides a nice overview of colonial life during the founding of America.
Nina was a good tour guide as she has spent most of her life living in the city. The 2 hour tour we took started at 10:30 and finished in-time for lunch at a restaurant. The tour picked up refreshments and we bought some delicious Philly steak sandwiches. Overall a nice tour for a West Coast family’s first visit to Philadelphia. This family had no issues concerning Covid and felt the people of Philadelphia were respectful about others and mostly wore masks inside and outside
Written 28 May 2021
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girl_named_Pete
Los Angeles, CA1,831 contributions
Oct 2020
There was just two of us on this tour so it was like having a private guide. Nina was friendly and knowledgeable and her pride in her hometown is evident and contagious. She was easy to engage and very accomodating. I highly recommend this tour as a way to get to know the city and to figure out where to return and explore further at a later date.
Written 9 October 2020
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