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Historic District Philadelphia Walking Tour

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Key Highlights
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • Soak up history in the birthplace of American democracy
  • See the most iconic landmarks in the country
  • Visit local businesses and watering holes
  • Be treated to locally brewed ale or other beverage in a brewpub
  • Expert guide to lead you
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    2 hours

    Start time

    10:30am and 2:30pm
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meeting Point

    Philly Tour Hub, Arch Street, between 2nd and 3rd Sts. (229 Arch St.)
    Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    A pub in the heart of Old City

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Take in the dynamic Old City neighborhood, passing by art galleries and visiting a local coffee shop. You'll end your experience with a beer or beverage of your choice!

    Explore the rich history of Philadelphia and walk in the footsteps of America’s Founding Fathers on this enthralling tour of the City of Brotherly Love.

    Admire Carpenter's Hall and the Arch Street Meeting House, and head inside Christ Church and the Curtis Center

    View the iconic sights of Independence National Park, including Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, and the Liberty Bell.

    Absorb the rich historical significance of landmarks like the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Court, Old City Hall, and the Second Bank of the US.


    For your Historic District Philadelphia Walking Tour you should make your way to the Philly Tour Hub, Arch Street, between 2nd and 3rd Sts. (229 Arch St.), where your local guide will be waiting inside at the very back of the building. There are two departure times: 10:30am and 2:30pm. Please double check your confirmation voucher before arriving for the tour.

    Start your Philadelphia tour at the Philly Tour Hub, where you'll meet your guide and see some great local art and photography inside this historic space. See the Betsy Ross House and hear stories of the birth of the American Flag. Your guide will take you through the charming back alleys of Old City, and you’ll wind up walking down Elfreth's Alley, the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the country.

    Next, you'll be treated to a visit inside Christ Church. Inside the church, you'll hear stories of the Founding Fathers, sit where they sat, and learn about the birth of the Episcopal Church in America.

    You'll also get a chance to see some great art galleries and fantastic historic industrial architecture along the way. The next stop on the tour comes at Old City Coffee shop where you can grab a quick snack or beverage (included).

    You'll get some great views of the site of Ben Franklin's home as the tour continues through Philly’s Historic District. Past Franklin Court, you’ll be greeted with views of Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center, and the U.S. Mint. Walk across the Mall and into the President's House Site, home to George Washington and John Adams during Philly's tenure as our nation's capital.

    From there you will pass the Liberty Bell. If there is time you may get the chance to go inside for pictures. Continue to the Curtis Center and walk inside (weekdays only) for a view of Maxfield Parrish's Dream Garden mosaic mural. Then your guide will lead you off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn and a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

    The tour then takes you through Independence National Park and the must-see front yard of Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. Your guide will also share knowledge of Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Philosophical Society, the 2nd Bank of the US, and Carpenter's Hall as you make your way through the park.

    As this Philadelphia tour winds down, we exit the park and head back into the vibrant Old City neighbourhood. We end the tour at a local brewpub. You'll get a craft beer brewed in-house (or soft drink if you wish) included in the price of the tour, and we'll say a cheers to the beautiful city of Philadelphia.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • English-speaking guide
    • Walking tour
    • Snacks
    • A beer or beverage at the final stop
    • Admission to various historic buildings
    • Transportation
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.

    Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    There are two departure times: 10:30am and 2:30pm. Ensure you book for the correct departure time and double check your confirmation voucher before arriving for the tour.

    Please present your booking voucher to the guide at the start of the tour.
    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

    If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations.Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

    A beer or soft drink is provided at the end of the tour. All other purchases are paid by the traveler

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