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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia provided by Founding Footsteps

Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 22/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Explore historic Philadelphia on this walking tour of the Old City District, a quick and convenient introduction for first-time visitors. See Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Ben Franklin Post Office, Carpenters’ Hall, and more. Then wander down Elfreth’s Alley, the nation’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Plus, choose from multiple departure times to suit your needs.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    302 Arch St
    302 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Departure Point: Rocket Fizz Address: 302 Arch Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19106
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  • 1
    Betsy Ross House
    Stop: 7 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Elfreth's Alley
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Benjamin Franklin Bridge
  • 3
    Christ Church
    Stop: 7 minutes
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  • 4
    B. Free Franklin Post Office & Museum
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Carpenters' Hall
    Stop: 7 minutes
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  • 6
    Second Bank of the United States
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Liberty Bell
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 8
    Independence Hall
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
    Independence Hall
    520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    The tour concludes outside of Independence Hall around 5th and Chestnut, about four blocks away from the starting location. Our guides will happily provide directions back to the start if needed.
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Highlights
  • Explore Philadelphia’s highlights without getting lost with a guide
  • See more of Philadelphia in less time—a great choice for first-time visitors
  • A small-group tour for a personalized experience
  • Choose from multiple departure times to easily fit this tour into your schedule
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a convenient central location and set out to explore Philadelphia’s Old City District. Walk between Old City’s historic landmarks and hear stories about Philadelphia that the locals don’t even know. Follow your guide to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenters' Hall, and the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewn. Explore sites related to Benjamin Franklin including his home and print shop, and visit his gravesite at the Christ Church burial ground. Wander down historic Elfreth’s Alley, and then end your tour or continue exploring on your own.
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Important Information
Departure Point
302 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Inclusions
  • Local knowledge and recommendations from informed guides who call Philly their home
  • In depth information about the Revolutionary War and how it has shaped the United States today
  • History with a side of humor!
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House
  • Entry/Admission - B. Free Franklin Post Office & Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Liberty Bell
  • Entry/Admission - Independence Hall
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Bryan H wrote a review Oct 2020
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Great tour. Very Informative & answered questions we had. Interesting to see & hear about the history of Philly. I would recommend it.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Founding F, Guest Relations Manager at Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 26 Oct 2020
Hi Bryan, We're so glad you enjoyed our walking tour and appreciate the kind review! We hope you'll check out another one of our tours the next time you're in Philly.
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Frank M wrote a review Oct 2020
Rochester, New York, United States8 contributions7 helpful votes
I really enjoyed the tour. My son just moved to Philly and we wanted to see some of the sites, My wife and I are in our 60s and my sone is 30. The tour was informative and funny. It was the perfect time about 2 Hrs length and group size (10 ppl).
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Founding F, Guest Relations Manager at Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 16 Oct 2020
Hi Frank, We're pleased you enjoyed our walking tour and appreciate you taking the time to leave this review! We like our history with a slice of humor and we're so glad you do too. We hope you'll check out another one of our tours the next time you're in Philly!
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Eliot B wrote a review Oct 2020
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Informative. The guide was friendly and had great command of the history. She was able to answer questions from participants of all ages
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Founding F, Guest Relations Manager at Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 9 Oct 2020
Thanks for joining us on our walking tour and for taking the time to leave this review. We're glad your group had fun and we'll be sure to pass the compliments along to the guide. Hopefully the next time you're in Philadelphia you'll check out another one of our tours!
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Kelly J wrote a review Sep 2020
Sioux Falls, South Dakota22 contributions3 helpful votes
Great tour! We had a great time on this tour. Very educational. The guide was great and he allowed us to ask questions as we wanted. He also offered other insights on other must-do's while in town, restaurants, attractions, etc.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Founding F, Guest Relations Manager at Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 29 Sep 2020
Hi Kelly, Thanks for this lovely review! We're glad you had a great experience, learned something new and enjoyed yourself all at the same time. The wonderful thing about our tour guides is that they all call Philadelphia their home which means their recommendations are the best. We really appreciate your feedback and hope you'll check us out again the next time you're in town.
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willoberheiser wrote a review Sep 2020
Miami, Florida14 contributions5 helpful votes
This hour and a half tour is fairly short so Tim keeps up a quick pace, another half hour would of been the right tempo. Very informative and satisfying introduction to historical Philadelphia.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Founding F, Guest Relations Manager at Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 29 Sep 2020
Hi Will, We're glad you joined us for our Philly Phables walking tour and took the time to leave this review. We're constantly reevaluating, updating and reimagining our tour to make it the best it can be - the length of the tour is part of this and we'll certainly keep your feed back in mind! We're pleased that aside from that you found the tour enjoyable and hope you'll consider us again the next time you're in Philly!
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GREAT TIMES
It was great! The tour guide was hilarious and the trolley itself was a great atmosphere! Would defiantly suggest a
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jamescordaroc
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Great trolley
Excellent tour guide! Funny and informative and we got all the highs of Philly. Would definitely recommend!
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Bad Things Happen in Philadelphia
What a way to spend Halloween in Philadelphia! The tour was informative, fun, spooky, and hilarious. The team is so
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Amazing Tour
My family and I did the Bad Things Happen in Philadelphia tour this past Halloween and it was so much fun! I truly
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Hilarious Trolley Ride
What an enjoyable tour! We had a group of five and could not stop laughing. We toured all of Philadelphia and lea
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Informative & Entertaining
Tim is great! Completely worth doing. It was informative and entertaining. Make sure you have a bottle opener if yo
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NJVacationer2012
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Best thing I did in Philly!
I never leave reviews but was compelled to do so here because they did such an amazing, fantastic job. If I could,
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jnsbradley
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Great time and felt safe during Covid.
We decided to proceed with a planned trip to visit our son in his new city of Philadelphia. We spent a couple of da
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X2686NIdavidm
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Excellent Philly tour!
Open air trolley tour was excellent! Temperature checks prior to boarding, and no shortage of well timed jokes and
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Fun and knowledgeable
It was a very funny and knowledgeable tour. And I'm sure it would've been even better without Covid.
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fun times!!
went through this tour yesterday and had an amazing time!! very funny and was very accommodating to corona virus! h
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randycX4854DJ
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Awesome tour- Tim makes it great
I enjoyed this tour very much. Tim is knowledgeable and funny. If you are looking for a high level, informative tou
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AllisonClayton
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Highly Recommend
Great tour for our weekend trip to Philly. It was the perfect length of time and the guide was funny, all while get
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892callim
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Hilarious Historical Trolley
Great time for both the locals and people from out of town! Would definitely recommend-super fun event.
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Voyage576883
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Super fun afternoon!
Great guide, good pace, on and off the trolley several times to look around, lots of great info, we really enjoyed
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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