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From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour provided by Philadelphia Urban Adventures

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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A note from From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 27/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Exploring Philadelphia independently may give you only a superficial knowledge of the city and its role in US history. Get a deeper picture on a small-group Old City walk with a guide to show you landmarks such as the President’s House and share their backstories—perspectives you may miss if alone. Then, experience another side of Philadelphia—its beer-making—at its city-center bars and brewpubs, complete with beers.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    101 S Independence Mall E
    101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Behind the Religious Liberty Statue at the southeast corner of 5th and Market streets
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  • 1
    Philadelphia Urban Adventures
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Betsy Ross House
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Franklin Court
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Independence National Historical Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    National Constitution Center
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    United States Mint
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 7
    The President's House
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 8
    Liberty Bell Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 9
    Dream Garden Glass Mosaic
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 10
    Washington Square Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
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Highlights
  • Check out Philadelphia’s historical sights and beers on a small-group tour
  • Discover two sides of the city in more depth than alone, with a guide
  • Happy-hour crawl around city-center pubs to savor local beers
Important Information
Departure Point
101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Center City, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Historic site admission fee (when applicable)
  • National Park guided tour fee
  • Surprise local treat
  • Public transportation ticket
  • 3 beers & 1 snack
  • Entry/Admission - Philadelphia Urban Adventures
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
  • Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House
  • Entry/Admission - National Constitution Center
  • Entry/Admission - United States Mint
  • Entry/Admission - The President's House
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 12 people per tour
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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travelingnomad121 wrote a review Nov 2019
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Our tour guide was ADAM and he did a phenomenal job. As a history major, Adam did such a great job sharing about the history of the city that 2 hours went by so quickly! It was so interesting, fascinating, and fun to learn all the detailed parts of the history. I totally fell in
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour
Responded 14 Nov 2019
Hey Traveling Nomad, we look forward to seeing you back in Philly! We're psyched Adam could share his passion for the city with us -- our other guides have such unique perspectives and their own passion for the city, so no matter who you're with, you'll have a special return trip to our amazing city!
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Michael M wrote a review Nov 2019
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Our guide Howard was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job. He even gave us information about other places in Philadelphia that we wanted to see during our weekend visit. Great job!!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Donna B wrote a review Nov 2019
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Our tour guide HOWARD, was an amazing guide. He was very knowledgeable. He kept things interesting but keeping us focused on when and what happened. I would highly recommend this tour if you didn't like history in school (like myself) and you want to learn what Philly is all
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour
Responded 14 Nov 2019
We (and Howard) really appreciate your review! If you're into learning more about history, we recommend our UA partners' tours in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Denver. And definitely don't forget to use your discount code!
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Greta V wrote a review Oct 2019
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I did the tour with Evan Hertzog. We were just us, the guide and me. She is an excellent guide! I really enjoyed the tour!!! I definitely recommend it😍
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Kmindigo83 wrote a review Sep 2019
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If you are visiting Philly, this tour is a MUST DO! Adam was our guide and gave a 5-star performance! Not only did he know his history, but he presented it in an entertaining, interactive way. He took us to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the site of the first Presidential
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Peggykerr
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Fabulous Italian market tour
Our tour guide, Nicole Novack was extremely knowledgeable of the area. She was excellent and super informative abo
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Bastet15
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Excellent tour
Really awesome tour of Old City Guide was very informative and had interesting facts about the area and sights Que
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622lilyr
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Fabulous one on one tour
Josh was an amazing tour guide! The tour was extremely factual and the tour seemed to be geared toward the interest
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mb6365
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9th Street Italian Market tour
Our guide/chef was excellent. She grew up in the area. She knew the people and food. After living in the Philadelp
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aaushana
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Great tour!
This was a wonderful walking tour to learn the history of Philadelphia’s most historic part of town. Our guide, How
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never2Late2gO
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Can't say enough great things
This was a perfect intro to this beautiful city. Mike, the guide, was so amazing and knowledgeable. The driving t
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838tracir
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BEST.DAY.EVER with Howard!
A short stay in Philadelphia was jam packed with knowledge , fun and sightseeing on this walking tour. We could not
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mcubed
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Fun tour with Nina
This was our second tour with Nina during our week in Philadelphia (we also took the History in HD tour with her).
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mcubed
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Great Philly ice breaker
There was just two of us on this tour so it was like having a private guide. Nina was friendly and knowledgeable an
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508randyj
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Excellent Tour
Incredible tour. Our guide brought American history back to life! We truly enjoyed hearing about our founding fath
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263travisa
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Wonderfully immersive and insightful
Chuck was awesome. Knew all the intricacies of the neighborhood and brought a ton of local perspective to the tour.
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263travisa
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Wonderful Tour
My wife and I chose to do a tour on our first visit to Philly. Howard was an incredibly knowledgeable guide and cat
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Alwayslookingformore
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Amazing
Our tour guy Howard was so knowledgeable and entertaining, we learned so much stuff that wants you to keep on going
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N7003WIamandap
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Fantastic Tour!
We had such a great tour with Rob. He was so knowledgeable and made the history fun and enjoyable to listen too. He
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JenPHL1625
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Awesome tour through Philly - Howard was a great guide!
We loved our "History in HD" tour of Philadelphia! Howard was a wonderful guide who was extremely knowledgeable abo
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