Philadelphia History, Highlights, & Revolution Tour

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


Take a deep dive into Philadelphia history on this guided walking tour of the city’s Revolutionary landmarks. With a full roster of historical sites like Independence Hall as well newer institutions such as the Museum of the American Revolution, this tour combines all the essentials for a keen understanding of Philly’s crucial role in the founding of the United States.
  • A visit to Independence National Historical Park packs in many historic landmarks
  • Receive a discounted ticket to the Museum of the American Revolution to use after the tour
  • Walk down one of the oldest residential streets in America
  • A maximum of 12 people keeps the experience personal

What's Included

  • Local, English-speaking guide.
  • Admission to a demonstration at the Museum of the American Revolution.
  • A donation to a local community organization.
  • National Park Service Fee for guided groups.
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drink.
  • Souvenirs or personal shopping.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Your guide will meet you at the Signer’s Statue in Signer's Garden; 498 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

End point

  • Old City
    Old City, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    A central location in the heart of Old City and the Historic District.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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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Reasons included some things aren't open on Mondays, or Covid closures.
197 reviews
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Full of learning and connecting
Scott_K, Mar 2023
Josh was a wonderful tour guide, deep in knowledge and care for the city, history, and people in the group. I felt more connected to the city and its history and recommend this tour wholeheartedly.
Josh was a great guide!...
Stephanie_C, Mar 2023
Josh was a great guide! He was knowledgeable and friendly. He took the time to answer all of our questions and had a true passion for what he does!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for choosing WeVenture for your tour of Old City Philly! Our local expert guides are definitely passionate. They love showing off this amazing city.
Philly highlights.
LUIS_S, Feb 2023
Adam was great, he was on time and made me feel welcome. You can tell as soon as the tour starts he loves the Philadelphia story, he likes to share it in a way you want to learn more. He took the time to answer questions and let me know where I could find a good Philadelphia cheesesteak. Definitely would recommend Adam to lead the tour especially when your time in town is limited.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you Luis! Our guides indeed love the stories of Philly, and they love to share them with guests. Plus, you want a good cheesesteak (or any food), they know exactly where to go!
Great tour
Lois_M, Feb 2023
Wonderful tour. Our tour guide definitely knew his history!!! He made the tour both interesting and educational. Would love to have him again on another tour.
Nice for first time visit
8zjf4g6jkq, Jan 2023
A very nice intro to the PHL region. Great for first time here and can plan a detail visitor later. The tour is nice and clean.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for joining us! Yes this is a great tour to take once you arrive in the city because it's a wonderful introduction to Philly's unique and rich history. Plus, our local expert guides love giving guests recommendations on where to go/what to do all over the city during the rest of your stay.
Good tour
Lance_B, Dec 2022
Super incite full tour! Learned a lot from Carla……………..Ben Franklin would be proud l So would Penn…I don’t want to have to say anymore
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you Lance! We would like to think that William Penn and Ben Franklin would approve of our Old City tour.
Fun Tour
Susan_W, Dec 2022
Stopping to discuss the history at each sight. Our tour guide, Anthony, was knowledgeable and a lot of fun!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you Susan! Our tours are never lectures, but rather, they are conversations with our guests. That's why our guests connect so deeply with our guides. No two tours are alike!
Great snapshot of multiple historical sites. Perfect if you only have 1 day
Samantha_M, Nov 2022
George Washington’s tent was a real highlight for kids! Great tour for kids and gives you a chance to pick and choose what sites you will spend more time later
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you! Our tours are great for guests of all ages. Our Washington Tent inclusion is a huge hit.
We had a great time on...
Moises_P, Nov 2022
We had a great time on the tour. Anthony was great! Knowledgeable and great sense of humor. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for recommending this tour! A little humor goes a long way!
Janet_M, Nov 2022
The tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and welcomed any questions; specifically, I remember the relationship between Quakers and Philly; that Betsy Ross should be known for more than the US flag; how George Washington beat the law by taking his slaves out of town so the slave clock re-begin; shadow houses and just how progressive Philly was back in the 1800s
GREAT guide!!
Penelope_D, Nov 2022
Guide have us a whole new perspective of history. We learned things they never taught us in school. The perfect walking tour, even for the older traveler.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for this lovely review! Our Old City history tour indeed goes deeper than most people learn about in school, but delivered in a way that isn't a drawn-out lecture but rather a conversation between colleagues. Philly's history is rich, multi-layered and complex, and our guides are always eager to share it in their own unique ways.
Enjoyable and informative
Thomas_O, Nov 2022
Our tour guide Caroline was outstanding! Friendly and knowledgeable she made the tour fantastic. I highly recommend it!
Go Carla!
James_B, Nov 2022
Carla was very knowledgeable and a fantastic tour guide. She answered all of our questions. Great tour!
Not for me. Not a great tour or guide
Darren_B, Oct 2022
Having done quite a few different tours in my weeks stay in DC. This ranks as the least interesting and not the best and not up my street. Female guide wasn’t really engaging, didn’t really know answers to questions. Couldn’t walk down a historic Elfreths Alley which some of did anyway and was really interesting. No idea why guide couldn’t walk up the street and talk at same time. Not a great tour and better out there
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for leaving this feedback. I am very sorry to hear that you did not receive a 5-star experience. Your comments are taken very seriously and will help us improve. Thank you again!
Terrible guide - do not recommend! He killed the experience for us.
Yelena_I, Oct 2022
The guide we used lacked knowledge, was very politically inclined everywhere we went (even when the place or story did not call for it), was a poor story teller. He said very little, with no detail and my kids knew more about the places than him. Even they were disappointed. If the guide was different, the tour may have been much better. Instead, it was dry, self-serving and completely plain.
Great history tour
Earl_W, Oct 2022
Great tour it covered things that we had not even heard of in philly. I had a question for the guide and she did not know the answer but did research and texted me with her findings really above and beyond effort.
Great history insights
Jessica_P, Oct 2022
Revolution museum and walking thru Benjamin Franklin museum. The guide provided information of US history I didn’t know
Informative and awesome
Lamis_F, Oct 2022
James our guide was very knowledgeable and relatable personality. Loved hearing about our country’s history and the formation of both the city of Philadelphia and the first and second congress
Ben_A, Oct 2022
Caroline was friendly and fun and did good job of tracking me down when I was list. Lots of good stories on founders and their quirks and hypocrisy
Interesting tour
Deanna_F, Oct 2022
We went to so many great spots. Our guide shared very interesting facts. Seeing The Ghost House architecture display where Franklin lived was so unique. The Welcome Park showing the city grid by W. Penn was cool. Of course Independence Hall was neat. I loved it.