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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

  • 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
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
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Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States, and is home to many major historical monuments and landmarks. On this intimate walking tour, you’ll 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, visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court, and more, and wind down with a cold beverage in Old City.

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. You’ll 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), visit the Liberty Bell, and look out for the US Mint. Throughout your tour, your guide will share insight and stories about Philadelphia’s history.

The tour concludes at a popular local establishment in Old City, where you’ll enjoy a craft beer or a soft drink. Or, upgrade to enjoy a craft beer tasting and tour experience.

Reviews (278)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Interesting and informative tour.

This was a great tour and out guide Mike was awesome. Learned a lot of history and information that I never knew before and corrections to somethings I always thought were true. Mike says he is a history buff and grew up in Philly so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ray P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent walking tour with Bob

Took the tour along with our daughter and two teenage grandchildren. Even the grandchildren seem to feel it was worth the time. Truly amazing. Recovered quite a bit of ground, our guide had plenty of useful information delivered well. Felt like I was going through...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great way to get to know the city!

Having a passionate local show you around and share his experience really is a great way to get to know where you’re at and get an overview of the city. The small group dynamic also helps to personalize the tour. My guide, Nate, gave was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nicetry123
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Nate was so pleased to hear that you had a great time! We hope you continued having a great experience in Philadelphia after your Founding Fathers tour, and if you need any recommendations for your next destination, you know you have a network (and discount)...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

Having a great guide can really make for a fabulous tour, and Dick was just that! He was enthusiastic, highly knowledgable and most accommodating. Despite being one of the coldest days possible (somewhere in the upper 20s) he kept six of us glued to him...More

Thank 923janicei
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I’ll look for your guide application in the mail now that you’re a Philly expert! Thanks so much for your review, and don’t hesitate to reach out to Dick or us for more travel recommendations.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia historic tour

My mom and I were the only ones on the tour and enjoyed the one-on-one time with the tour guide. Very informative and great tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stacy B
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Stacy, we're happy to hear you had a great private tour (though what tour? who was the guide? so many questions!). We hope you'll take more of our great tours and even hope to see you and your fam again in Philly sometime!

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18 March 2019|
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Response from D B | Reviewed this property |
Ditto to Mary’s comment. We booked through Viator.
8 March 2019|
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Response from vapersecutor |
Our tour did not. You can easily visit that area on your own as it is National Park Service run.