Historic and Revolutionary Philadelphia Tour

Philadelphia, United States

From USD 63.52

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the history of the United States on this guided small group walking tour around Philadelphia, the birthplace of freedom in America. You'll see the building where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross's House, and much more! This tour even includes a special presentation about George Washington in the Museum of the American Revolution.
  • Discover the country’s Founding Fathers on a stroll through Philly’s Historic District and Old City District
  • Explore a history-drenched neighborhood and view some of the iconic sights (and a few hidden gems) of Old City Philadelphia with a local guide
  • Enjoy a special presentation on George Washington at the Museum of the American Revolution
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Gain entry into the Washington Tent Presentation at the Museum of the American Revolution
  • View Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin’s grave, the Betsy Ross House and more
  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by the world’s largest travel B Corp accredited company

What's Included

  • Join friendly Local, English-speaking guide
  • Explore the iconic sights of Philadelphia with a local guide
  • Presentation on George Washington at the Museum of the American Revolution (Entrance Fee Included)
  • A donation to a local community organization
  • National Park Service Fee for guided groups
  • Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Signer's Garden
    434-498 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Signers Garden, 498 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

End point

  • Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Pub in the heart of Old City

What To Expect

You will meet your guide at the Signers Garden in the middle of the Independence National Historical Park and begin exploring the landmarks that shaped America.

From here, we’ll take you back to the time of our nation’s founding, you will walk through this charming neighborhood. Guide will share knowledge of the most significant sites of the park, such as Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and Old City Hall. You will see the Liberty Bell, and hear about why this iconic symbol has become so famous all around the world.

Just next door, you’ll enter the President’s House site, home to George Washington and John Adams during Philly’s tenure as our nation’s capital. Pay your respects to one of our country's most influential citizens at the gravesite of Benjamin Franklin. Continue to be immersed in history as you venture past the Betsy Ross House and then down Elfreth’s Alley, America's oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Experience its art and design, with more than 55 galleries and home décor showrooms; plus over 80 restaurants and shops. Experience its art and design, with more than 55 galleries and home décor showrooms; plus over 80 restaurants and shops.

As this Philadelphia tour winds down, your guide will help you make the rest of your visit just as memorable, recommending restaurants, pubs, and more fun things to do!

The Singer

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Independence National Historical Park

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Independence Mall

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Independence Hall (Pass By)

Congress Hall (Pass By)

Old City Hall (Pass By)

Liberty Bell Center (Pass By)

Carpenters' Hall (Pass By)

Museum of the American Revolution

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Betsy Ross House

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Benjamin Franklin's Grave (Pass By)

The President's House

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Elfreth's Alley

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • This tour does not go inside Christ Church on the 5:30 pm departure. We will view it from the outside
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Some churches may not be open to us on a Sunday.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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.

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Traveller Tips

He just needs some help tour-guiding to sharpen his skills: Don’t walk and talk.
Although the tour doesn't include admission to any of the historical sights you can always go back after the tour.


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Tour guide really did a...
Terry_M, May 2023
Tour guide really did a great job. She was very friendly and did a get job on the narrative she shared throughout the tour. Awesome time and something I would do again
History of Philly
Rosemary_S, May 2023
This is a first time visit to Philadelphia for my daughter and I. The historic tour was very interesting and we learned so much about the fascinating history of Philadelphia. Carla did an excellent job of taking us through the sites and providing so much information during each stop. We really enjoyed this tour.
Tour guide was extremely...
Andrew_K, Apr 2023
Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We had a great time would recommend this tour to anyone going to Philadelphia!
Great afternoon in Philly
Angela_H, Apr 2023
Got stuck in Philadelphia for a day due to canceled flights. This was the perfect way to spend the time. Adam was a great tour guide, answered some challenging questions and told some great stories. We learned a lot and had a great time.
Great history tour!
Tammy_L, Mar 2023
We are having an American History Spring Break tour. Rick our tour guide filled us with all sorts of good stories and history. We had a lady on our tour that was from another country, he constantly remembered to ask her if she knew the person or the story and would give her a brief background to keep her in the loop. We wanted to go in the Ben Franklin post office and he let us take an extra minute to stop in there. He was good at staying politically neutral, which many of the guides we had in DC and Gettysburg, did not do. I really want to go back to Philly and do another tour with Rick! Would highly recommend!
Friendly and Knowledgeable Tour Guide
Tyler_M, Mar 2023
My husband and I enjoyed our tour with Nina. She was very knowledgeable about the city and took her to time to show us this beautiful city rich in history. We highly recommend Nina as your tour guide to better understand the importance of Philadelphia and have fun roaming the streets of this city!
Tom was an excellent...
Mindy_C, Jan 2023
Tom was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable! He took (and answered) all my side questions! Great visit!
Worthy the price and more
Nichole_G, Jan 2023
Wonderful tour guide. He knew everything about the history. Enjoyed the whole tour. He was a retired teacher and did a great job explaining everything. I really enjoyed the information I learned. Just the right amount of information.
American history comes alive
Theodore_S, Oct 2022
Stories about Franklin and Washington. Our guide, Caroline, was very knowledgeable. She provided great detail and spoke with humor.
Nice tour
Carissa_T, Oct 2022
We hit all of the highlights of Independence Mall and then some. Our tour guide, Tom, was quite knowledgeable and engaging
Walking is better than the bus!
Janeen_A, Oct 2022
What a great way to see important parts of the city! We had KATE who obviously loves her job and has a passion for history. I feel walking tours are better than bus tours, you can ask questions and Kate encouraged us to jump in with any inquiries! Definitely recommend this t!!
Enjoyable Tour
John_O, Oct 2022
Our guide James was excellent. He was a wealth of information, engaging, and answered all of our questions. We learned so much, and enjoyed his recommendations for what to do afterward.
The guide never showed...
Jessica_J, Sept 2022
The guide never showed up, called it emailed. I am Extremely disappointed. I attempted to contact with no response.
Laura_A, Sept 2022
James was a terrific tour guide, extremely knowledgeable (he is a college professor) and engaging. We learned so much in our 2.5 hours that my brain feels sated and stuffed. And after the beer and Philly cheesesteak at the end, my stomach is stuffed and happy as well! James is so well known as a tour guide that one of the owners of a 170-200 year old home invited us in to see her house and garden when she saw James was leading our group. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for an American history refresher, and some fun!
Family friendly walking tour!
Julianne_L, Sept 2022
David was an awesome tour guide. I highly recommend this if you are interested in Philadelphia’s amazing history. David was very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions about the history of the city and how that related to the buildings we saw. He was also genuinely enthusiastic about the city. Great tour for our family of 4!
Great, informative walking tour!
TheWritersBlock, Sept 2022
My husband and I were the only people who showed up for Kate’s tour on Labor Day, so we got a very personalized tour. Wonderful! Kate was so knowledgeable, intelligent, and funny!
David did a great job! He...
Donna_N, Sept 2022
David did a great job! He was personal and friendly and very knowledgeable. Thanks! Fun walking tour.
David was very...
Frida_H, Aug 2022
David was very knowledgeable and gave us a comprehensive overview of the events that led up to the independence and forming of the country
Day in Philly
Jane_S, Aug 2022
Learning about all the buildings things I would not have if I just walked on my own. This tour was a great addition to my day trip to Philly!
Gabriel_N, Aug 2022
Nina was great. She managed to capture the attention of our three kids during the whole tour with interesting stories about the founding fathers and Phili. Duper worthy !

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