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Philadelphia Historic African American Tours, LLC

Independence Visitor Center, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Family Reunion

I hosted my family reunion in Philadelphia during Labor Day weekend and planned the tour with Mrs... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Michael C
Family Reunion

My family and I visited Philadelphia for our family reunion and our group went on your Historic... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Peachgirl01
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"This tenacity for survival is embedded in the history of African American resistance and an intense desire to be free." J.H. Shiele (2005). PHAAT will only be able to provide step on tours until further notice. Join us for an intimate African American tour on your bus or van for an experience which bridges gaps in American history. Operating year round: **Tours are by reservation only.**
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Independence Visitor Center, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Centre East
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

I hosted my family reunion in Philadelphia during Labor Day weekend and planned the tour with Mrs. Charlene and PHAAT tours and she did an excellent job. We had a group of 55 adults and kids and everyone loved the tour. Mrs. Charlene was wonderful...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited Philadelphia for our family reunion and our group went on your Historic African American Tour. Our tour guide was Mrs. Charlene Palmore-Lewis. We would like to commend Mrs. Lewis for such a wonderful historic tour of Philadelphia. Mrs Lewis was...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This year for my family reunion in Philly, our family took an African American tour by Charlene. It was very interesting, exciting, and profound, they way she told the stories where everyone can relate and place themselves at that timeframe. Charlene is soo full of...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This was an amazing tour for our family reunion. Our tour guide, Mrs. Charlene was extremely knowledgeable. We toured over twenty sites and her passion for history is contagious. We had people of all ages and everyone learned something. This is definitely a tour you...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

I was extremely impressed with Mrs. Charlene's African American history presentation of the city of Philadelphia. Charlene has a Masters degree in African Studies & is extremely passionate in educating & empowering others on knowledge of Philly's African American community. As an African American, I've...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Our tour was fabulous!!!! Mrs. Charlene was very informative. She told lots and lots of stories. Each was like a history lesson woven together with folktales that revealed the evolution of America along with information about various contributions made by the diverse ethnic groups. Mrs....More

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Originally, I took my boys (ages 7 & 10) on this tour because I wanted to go telling them that they may not enjoy it because it wasn't a park or the zoo. However, as they experienced the tour with me I noticed them taking...More

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I learner so much about the history of Philadelphia , and where I as a black person make a different in the state as a whole . I'm glad i did your tour , in the city again I will bring you a donut :)...More

Thank sjackson7545
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PHAAT, Owner at Philadelphia Historic African American Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

I would love a doughnut 😂 Peace and many blessings❣

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

I can't thank Charlene Palmore-Lewis enough for her expertise. She gave an excellent tour and showed my hometown in a way I have never seen it before. We were hosting our 35th reunion so Charlene gave my family a very unique and one of a...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

What a wonderful experience! The passionate historic story telling of Mrs. Charlene Palmore-Lewis was so dynamic that I felt like I was present in history. She made every story relatable, even using members of the tour to describe and relive events. Charlene's in-depth knowledge of...More

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Kelliebnatl
23 April 2017|
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I am a step on guide, hence I will get on your bus and provide the tour. I do not provide individual tours. My sincerest appologies. Peace and blessings!
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Ceretta M
15 July 2016|
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Response from PHAAT | Property representative |
I am a step on guide, hence I will get on your bus and provide the tour. I do not provide individual tours. My sincerest appologies. Peace and blessings!
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Virginiaware
29 June 2016|
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I am a step on guide, hence I will get on your bus and provide the tour. The number of persons is your choice.
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