How did George Washington circumvent anti-slave laws while president in a free state?Why did Benjamin Franklins slaves carry him around on their shoulders, and wherewere they purchased? Where didFranklinconduct his electrical experiments? And what of the bodies discovered under what was oncethe statesmen's home?Wherewere the United States Marines formed? America's first bank robbery? Benedict Arnold's house? What Church steeple did John Adam's climb to the top of when dared, and dangled his legs from over the edge?In what colonial hotels did famous pirates Blackbeard and Captain Kiddstay in,and to whom did theyfence their goods? Where were National Treasure and other Hollywood moviesfilmed?And on what corner did the wealthiest man in America have his face ran over by a horse-drawn cart?
For the best of the best true RAW Cultureliving history delivered by university professors, published authors and young professionals in the absolute rawestterms join the mostscandalously unorthodox authentically original sightseeing experienceconsistently votedbest in the city for originality and research.
Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Ben Franklin, George Washington, and John Adams homes; Christ Church, movie set locations, Continental Congress, Tun Tavern, famous pirates and the marines, Philly's slave auction block,and 25 historic daylight landmarks in all. Grim'sRAW Culture day tours capture the spirit of our unconventional evening varieties while embracing a fact-pact bombardment of educational sightseeing entertainment by authors, professors, and young professionals in the primary locations sought after by tourists, and a couple off the beaten path.
Visceral, revealing, and gritty- RAW Culture isColonial and Revolutionary mixed with the refreshingly unexpected, and suitable for family and friends alike. Walk the paths trodden by Pope Francis and Paul Revere. Of Jefferson, and of Hamilton.And see the tallest building Washington had ever seen in his life.
End your tour with $4 cheesesteaks, complimentary lemonade or home-style ice tea; and negotiatedcafe, restaurant, bar, andshop discountson the very blockwherewe end in the heart of Philadelphia's historic district.After asuper sightseeing adventureyourafternoon will have practically paid for itself with your Grim Philly negotiateddiscounts as a service to our guests.And, our local guides (guaranteed college grads)will bealso on hand for any directions, and recommendations for hidden gems throughout the city and burbs for those staying on in the metro area.
Duration: 1 hr 45 min+
Tour meets in front of the doors to the Independence Visitors Center, NE corner of 6th and Market Streets