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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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  • Explore Philadelphia’s highlights without getting lost with a guide
  • See more of Philadelphia in less time—a great choice for first-time visitors
  • A small-group tour for a personalized experience
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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia
From US$ 25.00
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10am Old City Walking Tour
A 1.5 hour story-telling adventure retracing the steps of our Founding Fathers in the city where America began!
From US$ 25.00
3pm Old City Walking Tour
A 1.5 hour story-telling adventure retracing the steps of our Founding Fathers in the city where America began!
From US$ 25.00
12pm Old City Walking Tour
A 1.5 hour story-telling adventure retracing the steps of our Founding Founders in the city where America began!
From US$ 25.00
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Overview

Explore historic Philadelphia on this walking tour of the Old City District, a quick and convenient introduction for first-time visitors. You'll see Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Court, Carpenters’ Hall, and the Declaration House. Then wander down Elfreth’s Alley, the nation’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Plus, choose from multiple departure times to suit your needs.

What to Expect
Meet your guide at a convenient central location and set out to explore Philadelphia’s Old City District. Walk between Old City’s historic landmarks and hear stories about Philadelphia that the locals don’t even know.

Follow your guide to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenter’s Hall, and the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewn. Explore Franklin Court, the site of Benjamin Franklin’s home and print shop, and visit his grave site at the Christ Church burial ground. See the Keys To Community sculpture, a bronze bust of Franklin with over 1,000 donated keys worked into the surface.

Then walk down the block to the Declaration House, a red-brick building where Thomas Jefferson lived while drafting the Declaration of Independence. Wander down historic Elfreth’s Alley, and then end your tour or continue exploring on your own.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Mr, Mrs Hubeny

We really enjoyed the tour. Out guide was knowledgable, informative and humorous. The price was good and we recommend this tour. There is a lot to see in Philly so take a number of other tours too.

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great walking tour

We really enjoyed this tour - it is nice having someone to help us understand the history of the area. The group was small and the leader was very knowledgable.

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great tour

Great tour. Tim was informative and humorous. Being a history major I was impressed with his detailed description of sites and ability to recite quotes from our forefathers. My 13 year old son enjoyed it as well and was never bored. Would highly suggest this...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Love letter to Benjamin Franklin

I went on the 10am tour and it took a couple of minutes for the guide Tim to hit is stride but when he did he was funny, informative and clearly knew his stuff. It is also his own company! I have been on a...More

Thank Laurel K
FoundingFootsteps, Owner at Founding Footsteps, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Laurel, Thanks so much for the review! I'm glad you had a good time. Come see us again the next time you're in town! -Tim

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very Nice Tour

Took this tour with my wife last week, and we really enjoyed it. Tim was a great tour guide. He was full of knowledge and made it fun. Perfect way to introduce yourself to historic Philly.

Thank Jim H
FoundingFootsteps, Owner at Founding Footsteps, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jim, Thank you for the review. I'm so happy you and your wife had a nice time. Come see us again the next time you're in town! -Tim

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18 June 2018|
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Response from Mary R | Reviewed this property |
The walking is pretty easy. No significant hills, etc. However, the sidewalks can be a little crowded and there may have some cracks, etc - it is an old area. We walked for over an hour, but at a reasonable pace.
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ncnsb
10 May 2018|
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Response from suemallon | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do go into the church and several other sites where very interesting talks are ongoing given by rangers at the various sites. Certainly not just a view from outside
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rothjm
7 May 2018|
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Response from MonicaURI | Reviewed this property |
Yes! My 9 year old and 5 year old loved it. Obviously my 9 year old got more out of it though.
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