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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

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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 1 week ago
Fun Informative way to see Old Town

Great couple of hours yesterday walking and learning from our guide. Great sense of humor and well worth giving this a try.

1  Thank Anthony D
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey Anthony, Thanks for your feedback on our tour, and I think we do Ben Franklin proud with our team of witty, knowledgeable guides! I hope we made your whole trip to Philly worthwhile and hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highly Recommended

Tour was great. Sam was our tour guide and did an amazing job. Very informative and approachable. Highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting an overview of historical Philly.

Thank Jodie H
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Jodie, Thanks for joining us for our history tour, and we're happy to know that Sam continues to impress with his walking tours! Anytime you're back in the area, let us show you some other unique neighborhoods of Philly!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Great Introduction to Philadelphia History

This tour was the first thing we did in Philadelphia, it was a great way to learn the key history of the area. From there we were able to figure out what we wanted to add to our "Spend Time Doing" list. Josh was great,...More

Thank Jody V
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jody, I'm really glad we could introduce you to our truly great city! Josh is a fount of knowledge and so in touch with everything going on in the city. We have our Urban Adventures tours all over the world, so whether you're coming...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Lee was our guide

Such a cool idea to give a free beer/soda at the end of the tour? Lee just kicked it back with everyone and made sure we had all the Ins and outs of where to go to fit our needs. He has a passion for...More

Thank kbelle71
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Conventions might sometimes be boring, but I'm so glad it brought you into our city and that we could show you around! Your whole group was a lot of fun. Come back anytime, and I'll treat you to some of that delicious Fezziwig's popcorn!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Our tour guide, Nina, is the best.

Although weather did not cooperate, Nina went beyond expectations to compensate the fact that we had to avoid 1 or 2 of the original places due to the cold weather and rain. She took us, instead, to corners and hidden places, some other tours may...More

1  Thank Kakalos S
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Kakalos, thanks so much for leaving a review of your experience with us. Nina is a true local and an absolutely wonderful, knowledgeable, and caring guide, and we're not surprised to hear that you had a great time with her despite the weather. Please...More

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glms
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Response from Emily P | Reviewed this property |
I believe they go rain or shine. I would double check with them just to make sure.
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Response from Megan Q | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is quite a bit of walking, and it's about a 2 hour long tour. Wear comfy shoes :)
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