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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour

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Overview
Explore the birthplace of American democracy on this guided, 75-minute tour through the streets of historic Philadelphia. Discover the popular historical attractions and landmarks in the 'City of Brotherly Love,' places like Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and many more. Walk in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers, see where they lived and worked, and learn from a passionate teacher/guide about the history of this great city.
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
  • Several departure times are conveniently available throughout the day
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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Important Information
Departure Point
1: 41 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
2: 599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Duration
1h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our tour guide Brian is a wealth of knowledge! Highly recommend this tour especially to get out and walk around!
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Awesome experience! My husband and son are passionate about history, I am not. However, I really enjoyed this walking tour with Kyle. I learned a lot and Kyle made it very interesting and fun! I highly recommend Bow Tie Walking tour!!
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Brian was the tour guide for our group. On the positive side, he is quite friendly & seems reasonably knowledgeable. Unfortunately, Brian spent an excessive amount of time discussing his educational beliefs & middle school teaching methods. The Philadelphia Historical Society
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Brian was our tour guide. He was knowledgeable and made history come alive. I highly recommend this tour!! Our guide gave not only his knowledge but his love of his city.
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I took this tour with Brian. Brian takes a lot of time to explain things to you. You sit for 15-20 minutes at a table while he explains a whole lot of things to you and then says this is a walking tour. At this point you get up walk 20 feet out a door and stand there for 10
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By: Bow Tie Tours
147 reviews
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Extraordinary772662
10
Tour
Our tour guide Brian is a wealth of knowledge! Highly recommend this tour especially to get out and walk around!
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amesbrn
40
Bow Tie Tour
Awesome experience! My husband and son are passionate about history, I am not. However, I really enjoyed this
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I9449GL
Gainesville, Florida
32
Too many personal opinions
Brian was the tour guide for our group. On the positive side, he is quite friendly & seems reasonably
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Tlmardis67
10
The Best thing we did in Philly
Brian was our tour guide. He was knowledgeable and made history come alive. I highly recommend this tour!! Our
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BagmanNZ
Wellington, New Zealand
1025346
I was left speechless
I took this tour with Brian. Brian takes a lot of time to explain things to you. You sit for 15-20 minutes at a
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ringbone
Washington DC
159
Too much standing on an otherwise entertaining walking tour.
Our tour operator was very pleasant and entertaining but there was too much standing for my back and that of
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charlesmasch
Dyer, Indiana
10
Historic Mile Tour
We couldn't of had a better tour guide in Brian. Interesting, engaging and extremely knowledgeable. He really
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Jriggan14
10
Excellent tour!!
Our group had Brian for a tour guide and he is a wealth of knowledge and very entertaining. He noT only a walking
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demmama
Joliet, IL
8338
Awesome Experience
Enjoyed our tours with David Cross. Washington Crossing/Trenton one day and Valley Forge the next day. He was
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Marie19805
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
3118
Kyle was fantastic!
Kyle brought the American Revolution to life for us! Such a fun and interesting way to learn about Philadelphia
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Bill K
Cincinnati, Ohio
20
Best Walking Tour!
Our guide was a great story teller and very knowledgeable about the history of the beginnings of our Nation. We
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Linda K
10
Bow tie walking tour
Kyle our guide was knowledgeable and engaging. I’d recommend this tour of Philadelphia historic area.
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edie732
Bend, Oregon
91
Best Walk-in Tour
We’ve been traveling the US on a tour focusing on American history, and have taken many walking tours in the last
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bbsarahr
Anchorage, Alaska
256
Declaration Independence to Washington’s death
It was a good tour we had a nice group size. He has a good sense of humor and a good story teller ability he was
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KC2056
Dayton, Ohio
10
Educational and Excellent!
We enjoyed the thorough and completely entertaining tour! The knowledge and wealth of information was unending! We
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