Private 2 hour Walking Tour of Historic Philadelphia

Philadelphia, United States

From USD 225.00

per group (up to 10)

Select Date and Travellers

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


Discover many of Philadelphia’s best-known historic landmarks—and learn all about the earliest chapters in American history and democracy—on this private walking tour. Pick from several convenient start times, meet your guide right outside the Independence Visitor Center, and get ready to explore. As you stroll past monuments like Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, the Liberty Bell, and more, you’ll hear stories from this UNESCO-listed city’s past.
  • See many of Philadelphia’s key historic landmarks, all in a single tour
  • This private tour gives your group a fully personalized experience
  • Learn all about Philadelphia’s history from your guide’s commentary
  • Opt to add on a Philadelphia sightseeing tour to explore more of the city

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees, and handling charge
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Gratuities
  • Independence Hall, view from outside and learn the history

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 600 Market St
    600 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Outside the Independence Visitor Center(weather permitting) or outside the gift shop inside the Independence Visitor Center

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Visit the Liberty Bell, an iconic symbol of American independence and 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 the New Hall Military Museum, a 2-floor museum devoted to interpreting the role of the military in early American history; the historic Merchants’ Exchange Building, the oldest stock exchange building in the US; Franklin Court, a complex of museums, structures and historic sites at Independence National Historical Park and the Episcopal Christ Church, known as ‘the Nation's Church’ because of the famous Revolutionary-era leaders who worshiped here.

You may choose to add on a driving tour and visit additional sights including the Rocky Statue.

The President's House

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Independence Hall

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Liberty Bell Center

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Carpenters' Hall

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Elfreth's Alley

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Betsy Ross House

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Benjamin Franklin's Grave

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

First Bank of the United States

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Christ Church

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide (English and German)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Operated by a fully vaccinated guide
  • Masks optional. Guide will mask if asked
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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17 reviews
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First Tour Ever of Philadelphia
CherylAnn_P, Mar 2023
Personalized walking tour that covered some major historical areas of Central Philly - our guide was able to accommodate physical limitations of some on the tour which was wonderful. We had never been to Philadelphia before and this was an excellent introduction. Would recommend.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
It was my pleasure, glad you enjoyed the tour....
Fantastic Experience with Toni!
Ricky_B, Sept 2022
Toni was a fantastic tour guide. Lots of energy and enthusiasm, and very educated on the history of Philadelphia. Enjoyed our time!
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thanks for the nice words about your tour with Toni. She's a highly valued part of our business.
Walking Tour
Heidi_D, June 2022
Great tour! We learned so much! Particularly enjoyed going to Christ Church and Betsy Ross house . Seeing Been Franklins grave was also a highlight.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thanks for the kind words. You were great tour guests and I enjoyed giving you this tour
Fun Philadelphia Tour
Brian_G, Mar 2022
Nick was great at sharing the history of Philadelphia to our two boys ages 7 and 10. He also added a nice personal touch with two historical coloring books and crayons for each kid.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thanks for the kind words, your kids were fun to tour...
Phenomenal tour guide!
Shannon_L, Mar 2022
Toni was WONDERFUL! She connected with my husband and I and made our time together like a long-connected story. My husband is a huge history connoisseur and thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Toni knew the timing of our tour and was able to get everything in we wanted! Definitely worth it! It is a MUST for visitors to Philly!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Great to hear that your tour went so well and more than met your expectations.
Enjoyed the Historic tour of Philadelphia!
Krista_R, Jan 2021
We enjoyed seeing the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Betsy Ross’ home and many other historical sites.
A lovely afternoon stroll with Nick
Andrew P, Dec 2019
Nick was a knowledgeable tour guide with an intimate knowledge of Philadelphia’s history and central neighborhoods. Walking with him was like visiting with an old friend who just happens to love showing off his city. And then it’s capped off with a 30-minute free tour inside Independence Hall! A worthwhile way to spend an afternoon in Philly!
The tour was great! Nick was sure to...
Mallon_L, Oct 2017
The tour was great! Nick was sure to pick some spots that would peak the interest of my 6 year old. The whole family really enjoyed it.
Sehr interessante, facettenreiche...
Bjoern D, Aug 2017
Sehr interessante, facettenreiche und gut zu verstehende Deutsch Führung durch die Alt- Stadt. Man erfährt alles Wichtige und auch einige noch interessantere Anekdoten über das damalige Leben in Philadelphia. Unser Reiseleiter war sehr nett und hatte noch tolle Tipps für die weitere Besichtigung auf Lager. Da auch die Stadt wirklich toll ist, hat uns der Aufenthalt hier sehr gefallen.

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