Founding Fathers Tour Of Philadelphia

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11.30 AM, 2.30 PM, 5.30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
  • Return Details :
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this small-group tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, take a photo of the Liberty Bell, visit where past presidents like George Washington lived, and learn about William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder. You'll discover the lively neighborhood culture of Old City as you pass art galleries and cafes, and top off your outing with a refreshing beverage at a local establishment. Numbers are limited to 12 for a personalized experience with an informative guide.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly, and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Take a look at the well-drafted itinerary below which is usually followed during the Founding Fathers Tour Of Philadelphia
Stop At: Philadelphia Urban Adventures, Philadelphia, pennsylvania
Start your 2-hour tour at the Philly Tour Hub, where you can view local art and photography inside the historic building.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Betsy ross house, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Outside, get a glimpse of the Betsy Ross House and hear stories from your guide about the birth of the American flag.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Elfreth's alley, Philadelphia, pennsylvania
From here, weave through the charming back alleys of Old City and walk down Elfreth's alley, one of the country's oldest continuously occupied residential streets. In this vibrant neighborhood, you'll pass trendy cafes, shops, art galleries, and buildings featuring industrial architecture.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Christ church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
When you reach Christ church, where the Founding Fathers once worshiped, head inside (if it is open and available) to learn about the birth of the Episcopal Church in America. Then stop at a local coffee shop, where you may grab a quick snack or beverage (at your own expense) and relax with your guide. It is the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you have about Philadelphia history.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Franklin Court, Philadelphia, pennsylvania
As your small-group tour continues through the Historic District, pass Franklin Court, the site of Ben Franklin's home and view Independence Mall, the National constitution center, and the US Mint.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Independence hall, Philadelphia, pennsylvania
Follow your guide across the Hall and visit the President's House, once the home of George Washington and John Adams during Philadelphia's tenure as the nation's capital.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Liberty bell Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
See the Liberty bell, with the possibility of going inside, if the crowds permitting.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Dream Garden Glass Mosaic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Continue to the Curtis Center, where you'll enter (weekdays only) for a view of Maxfield Parrish's Dream Garden, a beautiful mosaic mural.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Washington square Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Then, it's off to Washington square for stories of William Penn, the state's founder.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
And a possible visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stroll through Independence Mall - the three-block section of Independence National Park and the must-see Independence Hall (tour does not enter Independence hall), where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed. As you walk, learn about Congress hall, Old city hall, the Philosophical Society, the Second bank of the us and Carpenter's Hall.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Old City Arts District, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Making your way back to the Old City neighborhood, end the tour at a local establishment. Enjoy a craft beer or a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage before saying farewell to your guide. You can upgrade your tour and join us for a historical beer tour to learn about how beer and various pubs played a role in shaping our nation's history.
Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions

Local English-speaking guide

A beer or beverage at the final stop

Exclusions

Gratuities

Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House

Entry/Admission - Independence National Historical Park

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Entrance into buildings/sites are on a time- and queue-permitting basis
  • Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Photo ID is required
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select the child option when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you'll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Feb-2020

    This 2 hour tour was a great way to learn about the city, especially for the highly detailed facts about history of the city that we would otherwise have never learned if it was not for our awesome guide Howard. Howard was extremely well-spoken and personable. He made learning about the city fun and he was extremely knowledgeable about all things Philadelphia. I highly recommend taking this tour, especially with Howard.

  • 19-Feb-2020

    Great tour. Adam was so knowledgable and eloquent in explaining the history of Philadelphia and the USA. Answered all of our questions. Really enjoyable.

  • 15-Oct-2019

    We did this walking tour our fist night in Philadelphia and it was a good overview of the historical part of the city. The weather was good and it was fun to visit locations with fewer tourists around. The guide was nice and provided some basic information. The tour ended with a chance to enjoy a friendly drink together at a local bar. The depth of information was not as extensive as we were expecting and we came away feeling that we had not really found out about "the Founding Fathers". Nice tour but lightweight on info.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    I thought the tour guide, as self-proclaimed history buff knew his stuff. He just needs some help tour-guiding to sharpen his skills: Don’t walk and talk. Walk. Stop. Talk. If guests have told you you talk too much, give it a think. A person can only take 9 minutes of information, before they mentally check-out. Otherwise, they miss good stuff. If the tour is over the allotted two hours, then it should not be posted as a two hour tour. Be clear on distance, terrain and time. No idea a drink was included, but that was nice, and the food was questionable at the last stop.

  • 11-Oct-2019

    My dad and I had a wonderful time with Howard, our guide on Founding Fathers walking tour of Philadelphia 2019-10-07. He went out of his way to provide usefull information, was friendly, wiilling and able to answer all of our questions. He was fantastic !!

  • 08-Oct-2019

    Our guide was Adam and he was extremely knowledgeable. He told us so much more than what is in the average "guidebooks." He also was honest if he didn't know the answer to a question. The tour length of 2 hours is plenty. I felt that a lot of information was given in that time frame.

  • 01-Oct-2019

    Nina was an excellent guide and a native who clearly loves her city. Saw the things I expected to see but also things I didn't know about, amazing art in tucked away placed.

  • 24-Sep-2019

    Great tour! I am not a history buff, my husband is! Adam was great and enjoyed telling us about the history of our country. Enjoys what he does!!

  • 23-Sep-2019

    My sister and I selected the Founding Fathers walking tour to get an overview before sight-seeing. We selected this tour because it was the only one available that matched our schedule.

    Nate was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable, and happy to answer our Q. My sister and I were the only people on the tour; we were glad that they don't have a minimum number of people required for any given tour.

    I'd highly recommend this tour.

  • 18-Sep-2019

    I highly recommend this tour. Our guide Adam was really good. He was very knowledgable but also alot of fun. Everyone in my group was very pleased.

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