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Beyond the [Liberty] Bell History Tour provided by Beyond the Bell Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 12/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 12/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Availability: Groups of 4 or fewer must book 5 spots to secure your tour. Description: Hit all the main sites in historic Old City and Independence Park, but hear it all from the perspectives often left out of mainstream tourism. If you have any questions or would like to request a private tour - feel free to reach out! We accommodate time requests, content requests and private parties with special pricing.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Washington Square
    210 W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Meet in the center of Washington Square by the fountain!
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Liberty Bell Center
    Elfreth's Alley
    Betsy Ross House
    Benjamin Franklin's Grave
  • You'll end at
    North Independence Mall West
    N Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
210 W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
North Independence Mall West, N Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Inclusions
  • Local guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nanced21 wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada14 contributions6 helpful votes
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I came to Philadelphia not knowing much about the city or even its place in US history (I’m not American). In just two hours with Joey, I learned so much and was left inspired to learn so much more. He has used an inclusive lens to thoughtfully curate this tour, and to inspire a
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from beyondthebelltours, Owner at Beyond the [Liberty] Bell History Tour
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Thank you so much exploring the city with us and leaving your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the tour & hope to see you again soon!
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Blaque1986 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom25 contributions6 helpful votes
I loved this tour - Rebecca was amazing. This tour as stated takes you beyond the bell. I learned so much in my solo tour with Rebecca - I learned surprisingly that the bell has nothing to do with US independence, I learned alot about the contributions of others who are so
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Responded 4 Mar 2020
Thank you so much exploring the city with us and leaving your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the tour & hope to see you again soon!
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Mervmeister wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City81 contributions65 helpful votes
Just completed a private tour of the old city AND beyond with Joey. He is an incredible guide. He gave us the history behind the history, fascinating anecdotes, and some unique insights into Philadelphia and American history. The tour was great fun and very informative. Having
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from beyondthebelltours, Owner at Beyond the [Liberty] Bell History Tour
Responded 27 Feb 2020
This is so kind! Thank you for engaging with the history behind the history and helping us put people back into the Philadelphia story. I loved getting to know you both & your pup! Hope to see you again in the future!
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Mike C wrote a review Feb 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3 contributions
Rebecca and Joey were awesome! They are great with kids and very knowledgeable about Philly and Philly history. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants the see the best the city has to offer on a limited time+money budget!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from beyondthebelltours, Owner at Beyond the [Liberty] Bell History Tour
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Thank you so much exploring the city with us and leaving your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the tour & hope to see you again soon!
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Sam Smith wrote a review Feb 2020
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Joey was a kind, extremely knowledgeable tour guide who highlighted so many important parts of the city that often go unnoticed. I learned a lot about the history of Philadelphia while also challenging many of my previous misconceptions. I highly recommend this tour for new
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from beyondthebelltours, Owner at Beyond the [Liberty] Bell History Tour
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Thank you so much exploring the city with us and leaving your kind words. I am glad the tour and our mission resonated with you! We hope to see you on another tour soon!
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About the operator

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Informative, Engaging, and Awesome!
This tour was really informative and engaging. I really appreciate Rebecca as our tour guide, who explained things
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TiffanyCNM
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History is Full of Men: a Refreshing Change to Learn About Women in History
When I was searching tour options for our trip, I specifically wanted something different than the standard blah bl
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manail
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Finally...including women's contributions to Philadelphia's history!
Rebecca is an insightful and thoughtful tour guide who speaks appropriately to a younger audience. She provided a g
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699jeremye
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A Public Service!
Within the first 5 minutes of the tour, at the same spot near Independence Hall where I had been for several school
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The3rdRomen
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Best way to explore the city
Engaging and thought-provoking tour. Definitely time well spent exploring the city in wonderful company. Becca and
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hutton202
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Engaging and Important
My tour with Joey was equal parts educational and engaging! The stories of Philadelphia's female pioneers are incre
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tessah646
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Hidden gems
I absolutely loved Joey's LGBTQ history tour of the Gayborhood. I've lived in Philly for a few years and frequent t
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aediger2
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Amazing Tour
This is the second tour I went in with Beyond the Bell and it was just as amazing as the first! Joey is engaging an
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eirinisour
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Fantastic tour!
Joey was a great guide! He was very friendly and so very well informed - all my questions were answered! The start
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CultureTrips
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Terrific Tour!
We took the Badass Women's History tour of Philadelphia the day before Thanksgiving. Besides being fun to say - it
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906dougd
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The rest of the Philadelphia story
This is an exceptionally interesting and valuable tour, even for folks who have spent most of their lives in the Ph
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Nuclearkate
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Totally Badass
I took at corporate group of 19 attendees on this tour and is was phenomenal. Rebecca was a wonderful guide and sup
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coleencov
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Rebecca is the best
We went on the badass women of philly tour in October and loved it so much we brought our kids back in November. Re
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stephanie b
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engaging, informative and fun
My daughter and I had a great time on the 'family version' of the Badass Women's History Tour. I've lived in Philad
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18mfranc
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Beyond the Bell is beyond comparison
Not your usual walking tour -- just many notches above. Joey was the ultimate guide: enthusiastic, articulate, well
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  • Duration: 2h
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