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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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Explore historic Philadelphia on this walking tour of the Old City District, a quick and convenient introduction for first-time visitors. You'll see Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Court, Carpenters’ Hall, and the Declaration House. Then wander down Elfreth’s Alley, the nation’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Plus, choose from multiple departure times to suit your needs.
  • 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, Carpenter’s Hall, and the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewn. Explore Franklin Court, the site of Benjamin Franklin’s home and print shop, and visit his grave site at the Christ Church burial ground. See the Keys To Community sculpture, a bronze bust of Franklin with over 1,000 donated keys worked into the surface. Then walk down the block to the Declaration House, a red-brick building where Thomas Jefferson lived while drafting the Declaration of Independence. 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
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide who is founder and owner of the company, former stand up comedian and history teacher
  • Entry/Admission - Founding Footsteps
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Evening tour filled with tidbits of history from why the house and senate are called lower and upper chambers respectively to the incredible role played by the local church , a church still standing and functioning,in the revolution and initial years. From Betsy ross to the 9
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The tour was great! The guide was very informative and very funny. The tour gives you an idea of what you might want to go back and explore further. Our group included a wide variety of adults and a child of about 10. Everyone seemed to enjoy the tour.
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We stopped in Philadelphia for a day in between the DC and NYC lags of our trip, and we really enjoyed the walking tour of the town. Our tour guide was knowledgeable - and the trip was tailored to us since we happened to be the only ones on it that day! She did her best to
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Our tour guide, Tessa, was terrific. Her voice projected well and her delivery was great. We met right near the Betsy Ross house and all of the destination points in the tour were near each other, so a lot was able to be packed in the 1.5 hour tour. I think we spent the perfect
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Tessa was a great tour guide. She obviously knew her history. She kept it fun and interesting. She kept our teenagers captivated for the entire tour, not a small feat. We would definitely take another tour with them next time we are here.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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