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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

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Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this small-group tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, take a photo of the Liberty Bell, visit where past presidents like George Washington lived, and learn about William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder. You’ll discover the lively neighborhood culture of Old City as you pass art galleries and cafes, and top off your outing with a refreshing beverage at a local establishment. Numbers are limited to 12 for a personalized experience with an informative guide.
  • 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
  • Upgrade your tour to include a craft beer tour and tasting
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. 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) 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Return Details
Old City, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • A beer or beverage at the final stop
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House
  • Entry/Admission - Independence National Historical Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Entrance into buildings/sites are on a time and queue permitting basis
  • Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Photo ID is required
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I hope my review's in the right place. Its the right company, and the tour seems the same. We really enjoyed this tour with our guide. He was a local and knew his stuff. I loved that he could tell us about the history, but...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank zaz936
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the good fortune of having Rob for our tour to-day. To say he was extremely knowledgeable as well as being incredibly personable would be an under statement. A great tour to get a lot of very interesting information about Philly in a relatively...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Linda, thanks so much for your Rob Recommendation! We're glad you had a great time on his Founding Fathers walking tour, and we look forward to seeing you back in Philly again someday!

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great tour for exploring Philly without going too far afield. Our guide showed us around a lot of historical sites near Independence Mall and gave us lots of fascinating information, without hurrying us or trying to finish right on time. He was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Biffen20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Adams was our expert tour guide today. He was passionate about his city and the history he shared with us. He shared his knowledge in away that made it very interesting. No question stumped him. This is a great tour to begin your adventures in...More

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Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey Lorraine, thank you so much for leaving a review. We're really glad to hear you had a worthwhile time out there in our lovely historic district with Adam, and we definitely look forward to having you back (don't forget to use your discount code...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walking tour is a great way to explore the Philly. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Philly. He kept it interesting & answered all of our questions. I recommend this tour.

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8 September 2019|
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Response from Cj C | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of paid parking close by. I parked at the garage next to the Independence Hall Visitor's Center. Cost me around $20.
28 August 2019|
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Response from Robert N | Reviewed this property |
Awesome tour. Very educational. Lasts about 2 hrs. Ends up at Campo's. Free beer or soft drink. Worth the money, for sure.
Lori G
26 July 2019|
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Response from JacquieInFlorence | Reviewed this property |
It didn't include entrance to Independence Hall.
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