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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

  • See Philadelphia’s essential landmarks in the space of an afternoon
  • Learn all about the city’s history and hear funny anecdotes from your guide
  • Stop for a drink in Old City, one of Philadelphia’s coolest neighborhoods
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
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Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States, and is home to many major historical monuments and landmarks. On this intimate walking tour, you’ll see most of Philadelphia’s essential sights, all while learning about the City of Brotherly Love’s history from your guide. In the company of a small group, visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court, and more, and wind down with a cold beverage in Old City.

What to Expect

This afternoon tour kicks off at the Philly Tour Hub, conveniently located in the heart of Old City. Meet your guide and set off on an in-depth exploration of Philadelphia. This small-group tour guarantees a personal, up-close experience.

Begin at the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewed, and continue through Old City. You’ll see Elfreth’s Alley (the country’s oldest continually occupied residential street), the church where the Founding Fathers worshiped, and Franklin Court, once home to Benjamin Franklin.

Then, continue to Independence Mall. Admire the exterior of Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence was signed), visit the Liberty Bell, and look out for the US Mint. Throughout your tour, your guide will share insight and stories about Philadelphia’s history.

The tour concludes at a popular local establishment in Old City, where you’ll enjoy a craft beer or a soft drink. Or, upgrade to enjoy a craft beer tasting and tour experience.

Reviews (261)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Ben Franklin Fan Club? THIS tour is for YOU!

Our three generation family thoroughly enjoyed our tour today. Our guide’s thorough knowledge and humor brightened a gray day and enlightened us with lesser-known tales about the life and times of Ben Franklin. Tim’s passion for the historical details that combined to form the key...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing Tour!!!

My wife and I and my parents went on the Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia last Saturday. It was a really great tour!! Mike was so knowledgeable and personable. Such a great guide! I learned so much about the city!

Thank zacb641
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for braving the weather here and spending your day in the historic district with Mike! If you ever need a recommendation on another city to explore with a friendly, knowledgeable local, don't hesitate to reach out anytime.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Tour!

We spent a long weekend in Philadelphia and wanted to get a hands on experience of the city & history! We were so impressed by Evan! She was so knowledgable about this wonderful city and its history! We loved the stories she told as we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HarrisRuzich5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour!

Adam took us on a walking tour of Philadelphia. He is a true historian and enjoys his work. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It was a great value. Wish we had time for another one of their tours and we’d be looking for one guided...More

Thank patriciabZ3242DR
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yes, Adam is excellent! We're happy to have him, and we were happy to have you here on his tour. We hope you'll check out our other tours and amazing guides all over the world!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very nice tour in Philly

We have taken the 2 hrs tour with Evan as a guide. She was very entertaining and even funny. It was nice to learn about the history, architecture and some nice stories of Philadelphia's early times. For foreign visitors like us it would be useful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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It was two-and-a-half hours. Well worth it.