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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia provided by Philadelphia Urban Adventures

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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, 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, see Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross, Franklin Court, and more, and wind down with a cold beverage in Old City.
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You'll start at
101 S Independence Mall E
101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USABehind the Religious Liberty Statue at the southeast corner of 5th and Market streets
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    Philadelphia Urban Adventures
    Stop: 2 hours -
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    Betsy Ross House
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Elfreth's Alley
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Christ Church
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Franklin Court
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    Independence Mall
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 7
    Dream Garden Glass Mosaic
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 8
    Washington Square Park
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 9
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 10
    Independence National Historical Park
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, USAPub in the heart of Old City
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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
  • Upgrade your tour to include a craft beer tour and tasting
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. 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) and look out for the US Mint. Throughout your tour, your guide shares insight and stories about Philadelphia’s history. The tour concludes at a popular local establishment in Old City, where you enjoy a craft beer or a soft drink. Or, upgrade to enjoy a craft beer tasting and tour experience.
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Important Information
Departure Point
101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • A beer or beverage at the final stop
  • Admission to various historic buildings
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House
  • Entry/Admission - Independence National Historical Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Entrance into buildings/sites are on a time and queue permitting basis
  • Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Photo ID is required
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour does not go inside Christ Church on the 5:30 pm departure. We will view it from the outside
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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John P wrote a review Mar 2020
Allentown, Pennsylvania76 contributions35 helpful votes
Thought Nate was an excellent tour guide. I was very disappointed that we could not gain entry to Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House and the Ben Franklin house. I had called customer service to inquire if the entrance fees were paid on our behalf . The advertising is
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from PHLUA, General Manager at Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Thank you very much for the review and we appreciate your feedback. We're also happy to hear you enjoyed the experience with Nate. We completely understand the frustration about entry into Philly's big attractions, specifically The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Although those attractions are free, Indy Hall requires a timed ticket and the Liberty Bell often involves a long line. We feel that the best value we can offer on the tour is to highlight these places and many others in Philly's Historic District, and then offer options for our guests to explore the attractions themselves in more depth. It is never our intention to mislead or create false advertising about the inclusions on the tour, and we will continue to improve the way this is communicated on our website, through our distributors, and with our customer experience team on the phone. Thank you again for the feedback.
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jshack07 wrote a review Feb 2020
Belleview, Florida1 contribution
Josh was amazing! A wealth of knowledge! Even though we were the only two he made us feel special. You will not be disappointed.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AdamPhilly, Manager at Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
Responded 6 Apr 2020
We agree, Josh is an amazing and very knowledgeable guide. We are lucky to have him on our Urban Adventures team! Thank you for joining him on our History in HD tour. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Rockt wrote a review Feb 2020
Kennewick, Washington3 contributions
Nina was a wonderful guide. Really gave us a “local” view of this great city. Highly recommend Nina!
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writercook21 wrote a review Feb 2020
Biglerville, Pennsylvania23 contributions6 helpful votes
Alex was a personable and knowledgeable guide. He was skilled at getting to know tour participants a bit and then weaving his tour narrative in such a way that he touched on things that might be especially meaningful to the listeners, a mark of an exceptional teacher. This was a
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Silvina P wrote a review Jan 2020
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Rob was a phenomenal tour guide,extremely knowledgeable . This tour is a great introduction into Philadelphia's history. Highly recommended!!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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  • Languages Offered: English
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