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Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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

Overview

Walk in the footsteps of America's founding fathers on this walking tour of Philadelphia's Old City. Visit important landmarks such as Christ Church, the Ben Franklin Post Office, Carpenters' Hall, and Independence Hall as your guide narrates local history.
  • Explore the historic city of Philadelphia on walking tour
  • Learn about the history of America's founding fathers from your guide
  • See the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House
  • Multiple departure times make it convenient for your schedule
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Local knowledge and recommendations from informed guides who call Philly their home
In depth information about the Revolutionary War and how it has shaped the United States today
History with a side of humor!
Gratuities
302 Arch St , 302 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Departure Point: Rocket Fizz Address: 302 Arch Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19106

Independence Hall , 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

The tour concludes outside of Independence Hall around 5th and Chestnut, about four blocks away from the starting location. Our guides will happily provide directions back to the start if needed.

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Founding Footsteps
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia.

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  • "If it’s your first visit or it’s been a while, this tour is a great way to get started." See review
  • "I’d definitely recommend this tour to new visitors to Philly!" See review

Reviews

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Great Historical Tour!
Rachel_L
, May 2022
The Founding Fathers Walking Tour was a great way to get to know the city of Philadelphia! You get lots of interesting background about the city and get to see a lot of important historical sites as well. I’d highly recommend taking this tour!
star-5
So fun!
Lisa_S
, May 2022
We were fortunate to have Tim as our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and very engaging and funny, which made the tour fly by. It was a very enjoyable way to get to know the city better. Highly recommend.
star-5
Our tour guide, Seamus,...
Eunjung_K
, May 2022
Our tour guide, Seamus, presented each historical site with interesting, funny and creepy facts. The tour was capitaviting throughout. The guide's passion for Philadelphia's history helped the participants engage with the city's past. Highly recommend the tour!
star-5
Excellent experience
Amanda_B
, May 2022
I went with my sister and it was our first time in Philadelphia. Our tour guide, Seamus, was so knowledgeable, personable, and helpful with tips of things to do afterwards. He knew so many little details and communicated in such a entertaining way.
star-5
Insightful and entertaining tour.
Michael_L
, May 2022
Insightful and entertaining tour. Booked tour via the app and was able to move the tour time without issue.
star-5
Old Town Philadelphia walking Tour
Manuel_G
, May 2022
Very informative, Shamus was very knowledgeable on Pennsylvania’s Colonial history and was very personable. Preferred the smaller more intimate group size, we could hear better, never felt crowded, and had all our Questions answered.
star-5
Excellent tour
David_E
, May 2022
Highlight: Learning about William Penn and Ben Franklin, in particular. The guide, Seamus, was terrific and kept his group engaged.
star-5
Absolutely great, take the your!
Austin_C
, May 2022
Ryan was awesome. He knew plenty of history about the city, and was very entertaining the whole way through. I’ll definitely book more trips with your company going forward. Thank you for a wonderful day!
star-5
Guide did a great job....
Matthew_K
, May 2022
Guide did a great job. Efreth Avenue was fun. Also enjoyed hearing about the history of William Penn and the Quakers in Pennsylvania
star-5
Walking Tour Old Philadelphia
Allyson_S
, Apr 2022
Fantastic tour by Tim. Hit historical highlights and very entertaining. Tim clearly cares a lot about Philadelphia.

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