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On this 2 to 2 1/2 hour walking tour we will follow the path of the original settlers of Philadelphia. Early Philadelphia looked very different from today's metropolis. The river was twice as wide and populated with many small islands.
This tour will be illustrated with many rare images of the 18th Century waterfront.
Learn the history of the waterfront and the early inhabitants
Tour starts at Penn’s Welcome Park where you will learn the details about William Penn, the founding of Philadelphia and how the original Philadelphia was laid out. As well as the role that the waterfront played in its development.
Some interesting sites along the way that are 'newer' than 1776 will also be discussed.
Note that the folks that enjoy this tour the most are those that have an interest in early Philadelphia.
No prior knowledge is required.
The tour doesn't attempt to cover major events in Philadelphia like the signing of the Declaration of Independence
Tour highlights include
Thomas Bond House
Man Full O' Trouble Tavern
Site of Tun Tavern
Scottish/Irish Immigrant Memorials
William Penn Steps
Willow Creek site and more.
Formal tour ends at 3rd and Callowhill but group will be accompanied to a local destination nearby such as the Independence Visitor Center.
Penn's Welcome Park off 2nd Street between Chestnut and Walnut, across from the City Tavern
Center City hotel or Independence Visitor Center
All taxes, fees, and handling charge
Hotel meeting and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Tour covers about 2 miles(3 kilometers) at a very leisurely pace
Tour runs rain or shine.
Children welcomed and not counted against maximum group size.
Operated by a multi-lingual guide (English and German)
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.