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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour

Highlights
  • See upwards of 20 key landmarks in the space of a single tour
  • Learn all about Philadelphia’s rich history from your guide
  • Explore the places where the Founding Fathers lived and worked
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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour
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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour
From US$20.00
Overview

As the nation’s first capital, and location where the Declaration of Independence was signed, Philadelphia is considered the birthplace of American democracy. More than just an overview of the city’s history, this in-depth tour will whisk you to more than 20 essential Philadelphia landmarks, all in a short timespan. See Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, the former home of the US Congress, and follow in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers.

What to Expect

Choose from several available departure times, meet your guide in front of the conveniently located Independence Visitor Center, and set off on a whirlwind tour of Philadelphia’s essential historical landmarks.

See Independence Hall—where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were both discussed and then adopted—as well as Betsy Ross House, said to be where the first American flag was sewn. As you go, learn from your guide all about Philadelphia’s place in American history, as well as the Founding Fathers that once called the city home.

In total, you’ll see over 20 important historical sites. Other stops along the way will include the house where Thomas Jefferson first drafted the Declaration of Independence, the original Supreme Court building, Congress Hall, and other key highlights of Independence National Historical Park.

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1 - 5 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Good tour

Our family of four learned a lot on this Independence Walking Tour. Our guide shared lots of background information about the times and the Revolution that put it into perspective. We had a nice, small group. Highly recommend.

1  Thank MidwstrnTrvlr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Terrific walking tour, loaded with information, but not boring!

My husband and two sons, 15 & 13 took this walking tour with Brian. He was fabulous. It was just our family (lucky) so it was truly special. As a middle school history teacher, he was able to keep our kids engaged, during the 96...More

Thank FitForTrips
Reviewed 21 April 2018
Great tour

Kyle provided a great tour. He is very knowledgeable about the Revolutionary War period. He also portrays James Madison as an actor so it was quite entertaining when he would go into character. Overall, I would definitely recommend.

2  Thank Tyler C
Reviewed 1 April 2018
Bow Tie Tour / Informative but more detail than the group could absorb

Our guide was very knowledgeable and had great passion for the subject matter. That said, our tour didn't complete in the timeframe allotted and we had to leave. We had a bigger group. I'm not sure our guide could read the level of interest in...More

1  Thank rglaskin
Reviewed 29 December 2017
Is this "Rocky" tour terrific? Absolutely!

This tour is an absolute must for anyone who is a fan of Rocky. It all starts with the best tour guide. Dave is so knowledgeable of anything and everything having to do with Rocky and of history and Philadelphia in general. He even has...More

2  Thank Marc W
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