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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Philadelphia is the birthplace of American democracy — and rich in American history. Discover the historical sites in Philadelphia on this expert-guided, 75-minute walking tour. See where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin lived and worked. Stop at some of the city’s most iconic landmark locations, like Independence Hall. Visit the Betsy Ross House, where the seamstress is said to have sewn the first American Flag; plus Congress Hall, the original Supreme Court building, the Library Company of Philadelphia, Franklin Court at the Independence National Historical Park and more.
  • Enjoy a historical tour around Philadelphia
  • Visit landmark locations and popular sites
  • Learn about the history of the United States
  • Select from a morning or multiple afternoon departure times
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Local guide
41 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Enjoy learning about the history of the United States, the city of Philadelphia and the colony of Pennsylvania on this educational tour in one of the most historic places in the US.

The tour departs from the Philadelphia Visitor's Center at 6th and Market Streets. Then visit over 20 historical landmark locations, like Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated and adopted. Walk through the Betsy Ross House, a landmark location in Philadelphia believed to be the site where the seamstress lived when she sewed the first American Flag.

Also included are Declaration House, where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence; Congress Hall, the former home of the US Congress; the original Supreme Court building; the Library Company of Philadelphia, founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin; Carpenters Hall, a key meeting place in the early history of the United States; Franklin Court, a complex of museums, structures and historic sites at Independence National Historical Park and much more.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Independence Hall
Independence Hall is the most important historical building in the country, and your guide will tell you why! (Clue - Independence and Constitution!) You will also learn about the Father of the Constitution, as well as the process of peaceful transfer of power.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Franklin Court
See the spot where Benjamin Franklin's house was.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Carpenters' Hall
Learn about Carpenters' Hall and the First Continental Congress.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Congress Hall
Learn about the first peaceful transfer of power.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The President's House
See the spot where George Washington lived during his years as president, and learn other fun facts about "the president's house."
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Bow Tie Tours
Bow Tie Tours is the pre-eminent, award winning Philadelphia tour company which brings history to life!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bow Tie Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour.

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Great tour, especially with kids
Kate_B
, Apr 2021
We had a great tour and guide. We happened to be the only family on the tour, and he really took his time with us. He was great with the kids, as well, and tried to get them engaged. I highly recommend!
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Philadelphia Historical Walking Tour
Jeff_H
, Apr 2021
Our guide was awesome! Extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend! Our tour was the Philadelphia Historical Tour and we had a great experience.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for your feedback.
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Michael: the ultimate guide
Alfred_P
, Mar 2021
Michael, our guide, truly took the time to bring history to life through our tour. Truly an outstanding experience.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks so much for your comments. We feel very privileged to have Michael working with us.
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Excellent experience; highly recommend!
Elizabeth_H
, Mar 2021
Our tour guide, Mike Rhodes was excellent! He is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. I loved getting a feel of the old city.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thank you so much for your positive review. Mike is a tremendous asset and we feel very fortunate at Bow Tie Tours to have him working with us. David Cross
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Great and highly recommended walking tour
Leonie_A
, Jan 2021
I learned so much on this tour and can only recommend it to anyone visiting Philadelphia! My guide was highly knowledgeable and gave me so much food for thought, which made this tour a very memorable experience for me. Thank you!
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History comes alive
Mary_Z
, Dec 2020
This tour exceeded all expectations! The guide is extremely knowledgeable and makes the past come alive. You feel like you are there in person witnessing it.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you so much for your feedback, Mary. Your guide was Neil, I believe, and we are definitely lucky to have him on board!
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Our first trip to Philadelphia!
Kimberly_M
, Dec 2020
We learned so much about Philadelphia and U.S. history on our tour. David was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the tour!
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Best part of my visit
Katherine_M
, Oct 2020
This tour was one of the highlights of my visit! My guide, I think it was Bryan brought the history and characters to life. He explained the background that led to the revolution. I teared up on more than one occasion. Just so educational about our history. Would highly recommend.
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Philly historical tour
Aaron_A
, Aug 2020
Our guide was very knowledgeable. It helped that he added a bit of humor to his oratory. This gave a human face to the historical figures he was educating us about. Overall this was a positive experience. I would definitely recommend it to others.
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Founding fathers come alive!
Gina_L
, Aug 2020
Wonderful experience ! Our guide was so knowledgeable and excited to share with us! The history came alive for us, especially our 13 year old granddaughter! Thank you so much!
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