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Jul 17, 2019
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Details

  • 2 hours (Approx.)
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Overview 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
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
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
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Return Details

Old City, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Daily

What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
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Stop At: Philadelphia Urban Adventures, 229 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1974

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, 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999

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, 126 Elfreths Aly, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006

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, 20 N American St On 2nd, Above Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4592

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 (own expense) and relax with your guide — it’s the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you have about Philadelphia history.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Franklin Court, 314 Market St # 322, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2704

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 Mall, Philadelphia, PA

Follow your guide across the Mall 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: Dream Garden Glass Mosaic, 601 Walnut St # 45 in the Curtis Building, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3323

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, Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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, Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106

And a possible visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Independence National Historical Park, 143 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2818

Stroll 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, PA 19106

Making your way back to the Old City neighborhood, end the tour at a local establishment. Enjoy a craft beer or refreshing non-alcoholic beverage before saying farewell to your guide or 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

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at 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 ‘child’ above 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
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Reviews

29 Reviews
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Scott P

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15, July, 2019

Our tour guide Rob was FANTASTIC! He was very well versed in early American History especially as it pertained to the great city of Philadelphia. His passion and zeal for sharing his knowledge was evident from the first moment we met him. Thank you for an excellent tour.

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Ashwin K

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03, July, 2019

Amazing experience with Urban Adventures. Howard was amazingly knowledgeable and a great tour guide. Highly recommend this tour!

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Nathan B

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03, July, 2019

We booked the two hour walking tour with our fantastic guide Adam. Although the tour doesn't include admission to any of the historical sights you can always go back after the tour. The time is spent much more productively learning from the guide and walking around the city. The walking area is quite small so pretty much anyone can do this tour. And at the end you get a beer or beverage at a local cheesesteak shop! The tour is the right amount of time and the perfect way to combine many of the things on your Philly to-do-list. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone!

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Ken W

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03, July, 2019

In you're in Philly and want an informative tour of our nations history, this is the tour to do. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Brooke D

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19, April, 2019

Enjoyed our walking tour with guide, Dick. He was very knowledgeable about the city and its history. It was a nice pace for 1.5 hour tour.

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Richard P

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01, April, 2019

My husband and I had a great time. It was a beautiful day for a walking tour. Our tour guide was Nat, and he was awesome!! He was extremely knowledgeable and he was fun as well. I would highly recommend this tour. The town of Philadelphia has some great history.

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Peter G

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28, March, 2019

Our family really enjoyed this tour! Dick, our guide, was so knowledgeable and could answer any and every question we had. We learned so much. I would highly recommend this tour!

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Mike R

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11, March, 2019

Had a friend visiting from the west coast and i only had a few hours to give him a historical overview of our great city. Signed up for the 2:30 PM "Founding Fathers" tour and it was great! Our Tour guide, Howard was an extremely knowledgeable and helpful representative of the City of Brotherly Love and offer helpful ideas for dinner or events later that night as well. As for the tour, if you are looking to walk through some of these historical sites and really emerse yourself in the history, the 5 hour tour may be more of what you might like. Howard took his time and answered all our questions and we saw many of the places that helped make our great country what it is today. The tour lasted almost 3 hours. I highly recommend Howard and Urban Adventures Tours.

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David P

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26, November, 2018

Adam did an excellent job with our group. He was friendly, engaging and informative. The walk was enjoyable and just the right length.

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Deborah w

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30, October, 2018

This tour was well done and very informative. Sam did a wonderful job! I would definitely recommend this one! Not too much walking and we went the pace of the group. Thank you soo much. Great time!

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Donald H

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29, October, 2018

We walked several places in Philadelphia from the Liberty Bell to Historic alleyways, oodles of pcs of history and little known facts on this beautiful city.

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tom s

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24, October, 2018

Perfect! Rob walked us around various sights with engaging stories and explanations of the significance of what we were seeing. Highly recommended!

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Ben C

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12, October, 2018

Loved this tour and our tour guide was amazing! I highly recommend!

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Benjamin G

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09, September, 2018

This tour is an excellent orientation to Old City. My favorite part of this tour is visiting Christ Church.

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Jeffrey L

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07, September, 2018

Loved our tour with Josh. He provided really interesting info and tailored the tour for our group. I would highly recommend this tour!

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arthurgrice2

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23, August, 2018

This tour is perfect. Shorter amount of time and way more personal because of the small group setting. We got to see and hear so much history. Our tour guide, Mike, was incredible!

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Marcella P

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06, August, 2018

My daughter (12 years old) did this tour on our arrival day (the 5:30). It was very easy to locate where to check in and was nice as you could relax in lounge area while waiting, use restrooms, etc. Our guide was Dick who kept up a nice pace and allowed everyone to ask questions. There were only 8 of us so nice and small so we could all hear. The tour went longer than expected, went 2.5 hours but that was okay with us all. You get to see spots I may not have gone while wandering around plus all the little tidbits of information was very fun. I tend to do walking tours right when I arrive in a new city to get the lay of the land and this one didn't disappoint.

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Gina C

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15, July, 2018

Adam was an amazing tour guide. If you can handle the walking for 2+ hours and you want to learn the history of this area you will not be disappointed.

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jaap.ingridterbeek

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14, March, 2018

Owen was a very nice guide and knew a lot about the history and the city. Weve enjoyed it very much.

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Julie F

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09, February, 2018

A must! So much more fun and interesting than I expected it would be!

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