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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

Highlights
  • 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
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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
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Overview

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.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great option for a short visit

We were in town with our teenage son for 2 days so we wanted him to experience some of Philly's history but sadly on the clock-the walking tour was perfect. We hit all of the highlights without losing precious time on lines & timed tickets....More

1  Thank Val C
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're over the moon about your review and about Adam, who has only been with us for a short time and yet really embodies the passion and interest we all have here for Philadelphia and travelling in general. We really thank you for your review...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Founding Fathers Tour

Nina was a terrific guide! Fun, informative and the beer at the end was a treat. I’d recommend it all!

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

She is terrific! And she -- and we -- really appreciate your review. Come back anytime and take her wonderful Italian Market tour!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Casual and fun

Guide - Sam. We had a small group of 5 people. Touring with Sam felt like taking a walk with a knowledgeable friend.

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

What a great review. Thanks so much for taking our tour with Sam, and be sure to meet some more knowledgeable friends in our UA team all around the world.

Reviewed 1 week ago
No better way to experience Philly !

I am so glad we did this tour and didnt hop on and hop off a bus ! we wouldve missed being able to actually experience the history and beauty of Philly. Rob was so knowledgeable and personable. My Mother In Law and I did...More

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

Nicole, thanks for braving the recent heatwave with us, and thanks so much for your review of Rob and his tour. Both he and Sam will be happy to hear your feedback. Maybe we can visit you and mom-in-law in Australia for a historic tour...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wow Amazing Tour

We were so impressed with Mike’s knowledge. He was very entertaining and made a 95 degree day lots of fun.

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Lisa Xian F
8 August 2018|
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Response from Cappy2200 | Reviewed this property |
What breed and how many pounds....then call the tour and ask. There are many pet sitters and walkers in town that can baby sit your dog. Ask Google for dog sitting, center city, philadelphia
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s0cajulie
28 July 2018|
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Response from Jennifer G | Reviewed this property |
I thought I answered this already but still here so will do so again. It is a lot of walking and they cover a lot so it keeps moving. That said, they stop along the way to talk about sites and you can generally stand or sit... More
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Norman S
30 June 2018|
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Response from wascocat | Reviewed this property |
No it does not. You can purchase timed tickets at the visitor center to visit before or after
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