Beyond the [Liberty] Bell History Walking Tour

Philadelphia, United States

From USD 59.00

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


Step back in time and learn about Philadelphia’s rich history as you walk through the Old City and Independence Park. Walk along the cobblestone streets and see several points of interest including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Betsy Ross House. Your guide sheds light on the history of America’s historic capital as well as the women, people of color, indigenous groups, and LGBTQ individuals who helped shape the nation.
  • Get a comprehensive overview of Philadelphia
  • Walk down the oldest continuously lived street in the US
  • Get insider tips about the city from your guide
  • See a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Independence Hall

What's Included

  • Local guide

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Washington Square
      210 W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

      Meet in the center of Washington Square by the fountain!

    Start time

    01:00 pm

    End point

    • Betsy Ross House
      239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    What To Expect

    Washington Square

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Liberty Bell Center

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    The President's House

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Elfreth's Alley (Pass By)

    Betsy Ross House (Pass By)

    Welcome Park

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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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    65 reviews
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    Better than the usual city tour!
    Lee_E, May 2023
    Our Tour Guide Joey was fantastic! We picked this particular tour because of its inclusive nature and we were thrilled to learn new and exciting things about Philadelphia.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you for touring with us! So glad you enjoyed your time with Joey!
    Fascinating tour
    Sirkka_K, Feb 2023
    Our tour guide Joey did an amazing job by providing very informative tour in downtown Philly. We got lots of information on Philly history and buildings and particularly enjoyed hearing stories of inspiring Philly women, black history and other less publicized figures. Philly is full of fascinating history and Joey was very personable and responsive to our many questions.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Thanks for your very kind words. We hope to see you on another tour soon!
    A great experience
    unravelingrivers, Mar 2022
    I loved learning about some of the less reported stories of Philadelphia history. And Joey was a great guide. He seemed to have a genuine warmth about him, so it was more like taking a stroll through the city with a good friend rather than a paid guide. I would definitely recommend!
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Ahw, that is very kind. Thank you for helping put the people back into people's history. I enjoyed walking Old City Philadelphia with you and meeting you and your crew as well! Stay in touch!
    It was amazing to see a...
    Amanda_B, Oct 2021
    It was amazing to see a different side of history. Rebecca was fun and knowledgeable. We got to see familiar sights while learning something new about each one.
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    Thank you for coming on the tour and leaving your kind words. Hope to see you on another tour soon!
    A real look at the contributions others have made
    Krystal_S, Mar 2020
    Rebecca is definitely one of my favourite tour guides ever. I love that her and her business partner have created a tour that is outside the box. By that I mean that yes you get the general history of Philly and William Penn BUT...she takes it to another level and focuses on people who have made a significant contribution but are often overlooked - women, people of colour, Native Americans and even I will admit that I knew very little about the contribution that LGBTQ people have made. On the day in question it was just Rebecca and myself but she gave 100% and I came away feeling like I had really learnt something but more importantly as a woman of colour I felt that our struggles, challenges and our strengths were really recognised and I'm grateful that she is one of the few who has taken the time to acknowledge that. I do tours like this in lots of places and even in the south, tours are very "men heavy". Outside of that, Rebecca was chill and we found we had a lot in common about how much we love to travel - as the only person on the tour we found we ended up talking about our personal lives as well as covering things that we are supposed to on the tour which made for a better experience. Due to my limited time in Philly, I missed out on the Badass women tour but I'm planning a trip back to Philly and I will definitely be booking that tour. I like to support the small business and I hope that tours like these continues to grow - book this tour!!!!!!! Thanks Rebecca
    Response from Host, Mar 2020
    Thank you so much exploring the city with us and leaving your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the tour & hope to see you again soon!

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