Second Bank of the United States Tours and Tickets
Set within Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park, the Second Bank of the United States was the country’s national bank from 1816 to 1833. An architectural inspiration for later American banks, the Greek Revival building now houses a “People of Independence” collection of portraits and sculptures of leading 18th-and 19th-century Americans.
Center City East , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
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Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia
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.
Dark Philly Adult Night Tour
See the dark side of Philly during this adult night tour developed by a local university professor. Not for the faint of heart, this tour uncovers Philadelphia’s R-rated sites and stories, from vampires, pirate ghost ships, and haunted attractions to torture, executions, and the red light district. You'll also visit historical attractions and see the sights illuminated at night. This tour is not suitable for children.
The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
Discover the birthplace of America on this guided walking tour through the country’s most historic area in Philadelphia. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Independence National Historical Park and more than 20 other historic sites on this 1.25-mile trek, including the National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, and many more.
Revolution and the Founders: History Tour of Philadelphia
Discover the history and flavors of Philadelphia on a walking tour. Follow your guide to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and other noteworthy sights in the Birthplace of Independence. Get to see some of the favorite haunts of the country’s founding fathers and other influential Americans.
Haunted Philadelphia: Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour
Dare to visit more than 20 of Philadelphia’s scariest sites on this ghoulish 75-minute, outdoor walking adventure. From the legendary ghosts of Independence Hall to the paranormal on Pine Street, this Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour explores Philadelphia’s haunted facts and folklore. Experience the city’s monuments by moonlight and listen to spooky stories. Travel the cobblestone streets of Old City and see famous film locations from big screen thrillers ‘The Sixth Sense’ and ‘National Treasure.’
Philadelphia Old Town Outdoor Escape Game: Solve the Case
Take Philadelphia sightseeing in a playful new direction with this app-based game. Unlock stories of the City of Brotherly Love by answering challenges at each location, including Reading Terminal Market, Penn’s Landing, and the Liberty Bell. Play alone or with a team, and explore at your own pace, at any time. You don’t even need an internet connection to use the app.
Small-Group Alexander Hamilton Public Walking Tour in Philadelphia
Follow in the footsteps of one of the country’s most popular Founding Fathers—and discover many of Philadelphia’s key historic landmarks as you go—on this small-group Alexander Hamilton tour of the city. Meet your guide in Old City and set off on foot: in between spotting highlights like Independence Hall, Franklin Court, and Christ Church, you’ll learn about important chapters in Hamilton’s life.
Discovering Colonial Philadelphia Private Walking Tour
Benefit from a walking tour led by a private guide for an in-depth look at Philadelphia’s colonial heritage and architecture. View a number of architectural styles and buildings that date to the city’s founding, and hear about America’s history and Founding Fathers as well. Stroll through Elfreth's Alley and the Old City, and stop to view landmarks such as Christ Church and the Ghost House at Franklin Court.
Alexander Hamilton Private Group Walking Tour in Philadelphia
Get to know the man behind the award-winning smash musical during this private, Alexander Hamilton-themed tour of Philadelphia. Learn about the banking system that Hamilton set up and revisit key episodes in the Founding Father's life. Tour stops include Independence Hall, Franklin Court, Todd House, and the Merchant Exchange Building, across the street from Hamilton's home.
Small-Group Discovering Colonial Philadelphia Public Walking Tour
We will visit a number of notable properties during the Discovering Colonial Philadelphia Public Walking Tour. We will see buildings that go back almost to the founding of the city in 1682, in styles such as Georgian, Federal, and many Revival styles and will learn about important events in American history along the way.
Philadelphia Small Group Night Tour w/Liberty Bell + Cheesesteak
Pass by key historical points of interest throughout your tour such as the Betsy Ross House, the Ben Franklin Burial, the Barnes Foundation, Eastern State Penitentiary, Love Park, City Hall, and more! Visit Independence Hall, which is known as the birthplace of America, and is most famous for its role in American independence. While there, you will be able to view the historic Liberty Bell, which remains significant today for its message of liberty. You will also see the Second Bank, which houses a collection of over 100 portraits of the leaders of the Revolutionary Era. You will also stop at the Rocky Steps. Running up the grand stairway at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. What’s a trip to Philadelphia without trying a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich? You will head to South Philly to Check out Philly’s Sports hub before stopping to grab this tasty snack. Your guide will return you to your downtown Philadelphia hotel where you can unwind and reflect on your memories from the day.
Philadelphia Half-Day Small-Group Sightseeing Tour
This tour is the quickest, best way to explore a place that you are visiting for the first time, as we take you to all the hot spots in the city in less than a day. We take care of everything for you, from picking you up at your hotel, to making reservations, parking, helping you with photos, all the way to dropping you off back where you started. Zero worries.
2-Hour Grim Philly Ghost Tour
Ghosts, witches, demons, evil magic, and werewolves have spellbound horror writers but are rooted in something very real. Philadelphia ghost stories and spooky fall lore are discussed within a wider historical context of supernatural and folkloric cultural diffusion; and Halloween season lore, in particular. Are vampires real? How do we expel demonic possession and ghosts? Is all magic maleficium? This tour is as scholarly as it is creepy. No minimum age. Available only October 2022. Give our Exorcism and Halloween episodes a listen free on Grim Philly Podcast; then come to our Philly ghost tour for more, and in person.
The Road to Revolution: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in Philadelphia
Are you looking for a way to discover Philadelphia’s Old City without joining a tour group? Explore at your own pace with this self-guided walking tour. • Find out about the individuals who shaped the city from its beginnings to American Independence like Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton • Hear from producer Reid Addis, a local architect and tour guide • Do it all in 120 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the Voice Map app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, pop in your headphones, and just tap start. Voice Map has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
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Second Bank of the United States hours of operation: Wed-Sun 11am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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