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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, United States

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

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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

Departure Point

302 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Return Details

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

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.

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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 policy on face masks and attendee health during Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia?
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 Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Old City 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 Walking Tour in Philadelphia.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia.

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You must do this!
Tina_L
, Nov 2020
Our guide was so knowledgeable and fun to be with. We really enjoyed specding the day with him. It was a perfect way to have a safe and comfortable experience during these crazy times.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Hi Tina, We think walking tours are a great, covid friendly way to enjoy the city and we're so glad you took one of ours and took the time to leave this kind review. We hope when things are less crazy you'll come back to Philadelphia and see us again!
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Fun and Engaging
Jamie_W
, Nov 2020
Our guide was passionate about history and truly made an effort to connect with each person on the tour. He made the only child in the group (our friends’ daughter) feel included and engaged. The tour was quite informative, and even though we were hit by a light drizzle, it continued flawlessly from beginning to end. My friends and I discussed what we had learned the entire walk back to our hotel and wasted no time in recommending it to other friends who may visit Philadelphia.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
We're so happy you found our waking tour to be both informative and fun. Thanks for joining us, for taking time to leave this review and for the recommendations. We hope to see you again the next time you're visiting Philadelphia!
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Fun Walking Tour!
Jace_S
, Oct 2020
Tour was delightful. Tessa was very knowledgeable, yet put a fun twist on everything. I would recommend the tour to anyone who is new to the city or just wanting to brush up on some local history Thank you
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hi Jace, We're so glad you found our walking tour delightful and appreciate you taking the time to leave this review - we'll pass your compliments along to Tessa! We hope you'll check out another one of our tours in the future.
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Fantastic experience
Ruchira_A
, Sep 2020
My tour guide was very knowledgeable, and didn’t rush through the tour. The tour is very well organized and hits all the right spots. Would highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thanks for joining us and for your feedback, its appreciated! We're so glad you enjoyed yourself and hope you'll check out another one of our tours the next time you're in Philadelphia!
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Loved the wealth of info on Ben Franklin
Jill
, Sep 2020
Reliable informative - made history a delight -Tim was helpful with other tourist quests too will recommend to friends
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi Jill, We're glad you enjoyed your Philly Phables walking tour and took the time to leave this review! Tim loves sharing his passion and love of history with others and we'll be sure to pass along your compliments. We hope you'll consider Founding Footsteps again the next time you're in Philadelphia!
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Excellent
Tina_R
, Sep 2020
Dan, was very knowledgeable and funny. I would recommend this trip to anyone that is interested in our founding fathers as well as the history of Philly.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi Tina, Dan really enjoys sharing his passion for Philly with others and will be happy to hear your kind words! Thanks for joining him on our Philly Phables walking tour and for taking the time to leave this review. We hope you'll consider Founding Footsteps again the next time you're in Philly.
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A lovely walk through history!
John_M
, Sep 2020
Tim brought our founding fathers, especially Ben Franklin, and so many other unsung heroes of the American Revolution to life during our thoroughly enjoyable and educational walk. His passion for history was contagious and we learned so much.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi John, We're so glad you enjoyed your Philly Phables walking tour with Tim - we'll be sure to pass along your kind words. His enthusiasm for Philly and its history is unmatched and we're pleased that came across! Thanks for your feedback, we hope you'll join us again the next time you visit.
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A nice intro to Philly
Triplover
, Aug 2020
Tim, our guide was very informative. Seems like he is very passionate about the topic of American Revolution and history in general. He kept us engaged and at times he was funny. The only issue I had with this tour, none of Tim's fault, is the mask. It was very challenging to pay attention to him at times especially in noisy areas. I wish he had a clear mask that shows his mouth so we could follow his lips. Those masks exist, they make them for hearing impaired and for speech therapists who work with small children. Otherwise, I would recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
We're so glad that despite these strange times you decided to join us for our Philly Phables walking tour. Luckily at this point most of our tour guides have gotten used to the masks but we appreciate your feedback and are still considering a clear mask like you described. We're pleased that despite this Tim's love and passion for history still came through! We hope you'll just us again when precautions like masks are no longer necessary.
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Awesome tour with Tim
craig_b
, Aug 2020
Tim was terrific. Very knowledgeable about the city and the information was presented in a way that was interesting to my kids (ages 15, 15, 11 and 8). Good sense of humor as well which kept it enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi Craig, Thank you so much for joining us on our Philly Phables walking tour and for taking the time to leave this review. Tim loves to mix story telling and humor so I'm glad this came across and was able to keep your kids entertained. We hope you'll join us again if you come back to Philly!
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Personal tour
Tom_P
, Mar 2020
Tessa gave a tour just for my wife and me, and it was very interesting. Be aware that it requires a fair amount of walking, although I didn't track the distance.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi Tom, We're glad you enjoyed your personal Philly Phables walking tour with Tessa - we'll be sure to share your kind words with her. You're right, it is a good bit of walking! But that's one of our favorite things about Philadelphia, that it's such a walkable city. We hope you'll join us again the next time you visit!
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