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Context Philadelphia Tours

2216 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1145
+1 215-392-0303
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Context organizes small-group walking tours of Philadelphia led by university professors and museum curators of the city's history, art, and culture. Walks are organized either privately or as group walks, and run daily. A finalist in National Geographic's Geotourism Challenge, Context focuses on a sustainable approach to visiting and discovering the fascinating corners of Philadelphia
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2216 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1145
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2216 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1145
+1 215-392-0303
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I was very pleased to hear from my British friends that this trip was a monumental success. I arranged a 3 hour tour of Colonial Phila, and Joelle took them and another friend (a long time Philly resident) on wonderful tour. Answered every question from...More

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Our daughter gave us a Context Travel Tour as a Christmas present. It was a very, very good gift. If you like to walk around cities looking at architecture, hearing about history, touring a 200 year old home - I highly recommend Context. We had...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife and I visited Philadelphia this past weekend and enjoyed two different walking tours with Context while we were there. Philadelphia has so much history, and with more public art on display than any other city in the world outside Paris, it was extremely...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2016

This was my second tour with Context Travel, the first in Philly. Context Travel tours are just the kind of deep experience I love when I travel. Their tours appeal to guests who want a connection with the culture in the city they are visiting...More

Thank mbaeck
Reviewed 2 October 2015

I recently took the "Colonial City in Context" tour, the third tour I have taken with Context, but the first in Philadelphia. Tours with Context are different, and better, than other tours. The guides are extremely well-prepared, and the groups are small. The guide this...More

1  Thank RaincityMom
Reviewed 1 June 2015

We did 3 tours with Context this past Memorial Day weekend. 1. Barnes Foundation. This was my second trip to the Barnes but first time with Context. I used a foundation guide the first time. Both tours were fine but Context guide Mathew was superior...More

Thank lpmenache
Reviewed 18 October 2012

There really is nothing like having an intellectual cultural walk framed as a bar crawl. Yes, I had three pints of beer while winding my way through the back alleys of NoLib with a group of twenty very jolly men who were led on a...More

1  Thank Don H
Reviewed 31 July 2012

My wife and I spent a very inspiring three hours walking around the Old City with Tim Hayburn on the Franklin Seminar. He described what Benjamin Franklin had done in various spots as well as describing the socio-political environment in which he was living. We...More

1  Thank christopherbishop
Reviewed 4 October 2011

Our guide was exceptional...deeply versed in colonial material culture, enormously empathetic to a variety of historical actors, and an extraordinary conversationalist. In another job she supervises other guides and docents.....and that breadth of experience showed. We initially asked for a modification in the starting time...More

2  Thank William Craig D
Reviewed 23 September 2011

A trip to Philadelphia is not complete unless you visit the old city. It is not just dead white guys with Context Travel. Justine walked us through telling us stories about the Founding Fathers, their way of life, their sacrifices, and their exceptualism. You live...More

3  Thank toetoe222
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