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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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US$ 28.50
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Tours are led by the founder and owner of the company, a former stand up comedian and history teacher with a love and passion for all things Philadelphia! Trace the footsteps of the Founding Fathers through the streets of historic Old City on this 1.5-hour walking tour. We'll hit every major landmark in historic old city and guarantee you'll walk away with a great experience.
  • 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
  • Choose from multiple departure times to easily fit this tour into your schedule
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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Departure Point
302 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide who is founder and owner of the company, former stand up comedian and history teacher
  • Entry/Admission - Founding Footsteps
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews ben franklin guide tim great tour highly recommend this tour historical highlights one liners smaller group his passion rich history christ church highlight of our trip tour today historical tour booked this tour in town independence hall elfreth's alley
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really a most enjoyable hour and a half. Our tour guide Tim was so bright and funny and knowledgeable that the time passed far too quickly. Very highly recommended!

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank fellowtraveller46
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The guide makes or breaks the tour, and this guy is great. Really enjoyed his sense of humor. September Weather was perfect for a walking tour. Tips: 1. you go through the 1st post office. They don’t sell post cards so bring one if you’d...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cdesha13
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very informative, kept your attention with the humor. Tom was friendly and willing to answer any questions. Overall a nice change from the typical stale tours provided.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rbordelon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy access by foot from central places of Philadelphia So much important history here, Really more original American hsitory than Washington DC.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dave W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the topic of the tour (mostly about Ben Franklin)- super interesting and Tim the tour guide had a fun sense of humor. The only MAJOR thing I can provide any negative feedback on is how fast Tim speaks. We had a member of our...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Marie D
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8 July 2019|
Response from E211KFhollyw | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was approximately 1.5 hours.
Jerelyn S
17 April 2019|
Response from bpm08077 | Reviewed this property |
There is meter parking on the street and there are a few parking garages in the area.
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