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Revolution and the Founders: History Tour of Philadelphia

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icon1 hour 50 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Discover the history and flavors of Philadelphia on a walking tour. Follow your guide to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and other noteworthy sights in the Birthplace of Independence. Get to see some of the favorite haunts of the country’s founding fathers and other influential Americans.
  • Get an insider’s understanding of the year 1776
  • See the city’s historical sights in just two hours
  • Enjoy special discounts at local businesses
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Every Guide Has a History Degree
Liberty Bell, Franklin; Abundant Sightseeing
Admission to Historic Sites
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
Gratuities
Grim Philly Twilight Tours , 523 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

We'll meet you directly "outside" the Market Street doors of the Independence Visitor Center, one block to the north of Independence Hall and across the street from The Liberty Bell and President's House in the heart of historic Philadelphia.

Merchant Exchange Building , 143 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Tour ends just behind City Tavern and Merchants Exchange where The Continental Congress met every Saturday just aside Alexander Hamilton's Philadelphia home.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Grim Philly Twilight Tours
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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Revolution and the Founders: History Tour of Philadelphia?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Revolution and the Founders: History Tour of Philadelphia?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Revolution and the Founders: History Tour of Philadelphia?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-3
Not what we were expecting
Claire_B
, Jun 2022
The tour consisted of some history of the writing of the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Bell, and other historical points of interest along the way in no particular order. If you want to.see the Liberty Bell and inside Independence Hall you have to go back to each one separately. A couple of good places for Philly Cheesesteaks were pointed out and we tried one which was good.
star-4
I wish we could have...
Cynthia_G
, Jun 2022
I wish we could have included going into one of the buildings and saw Betsy Ross but the guide was very knowledgable and engaged making it very enjoyable
star-5
Great Tour
Rita_P
, Jun 2022
Sara was an awesome tour guide. She told us things about history that I never knew. She answered everyone’s questions
star-5
Good walking tour.
Maureen_C
, Jun 2022
Good tour of old city. Guide was good. Enjoyed it. It would have been helpful if guide had a sign that had our tour name on it so we knew it was our tour. Grimm Philly!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-4
Great background info.
Elizabeth_C
, Jun 2022
Joe was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information about the history of the city and life during Washington’s presidency.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic tour
Rachel_H
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Toni was the perfect narrator for the backstory of Philadelphia! She was knowledgeable, interesting, and fun! The walking was easy and enjoyable. My husband and I highly recommend this tour!
star-4
Constitutional Philly
Randi_B
, Jun 2022
History of the area was important to us. Kyle was knowledgeable and funny. He also addressed all the questions of the participants.
star-5
Amazing walking tour!
Kimberly_P
, Jun 2022
Kyle was an amazing guide! He was so knowledgeable, and kept your attention! And had a strong voice to be heard over street noise. I am so glad we did this.
star-5
My wife and I enjoyed the tour and learned a lot.
Brian_P
, Jun 2022
The tour guide made the excursion. He is a professional guide and has done this tour many times. What the extra he provided that you can't get via google is, he made the historical people that he talked about into real people that we can relate to oppose to a bio description. The guide did his research and since he has done this several times added some showmanship to the presentation.
star-3
Good tour guide. But tour...
Joanne_M
, May 2022
Good tour guide. But tour is not what we expected at all. We passed by most iconic sites where we got to learn about the story behind them, but didn’t get the chance to visit inside any of them. We had called before and we assured we would. 6.5/10
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Wow History
Ramon_G
, May 2022
Philly is a great city full of history.The guide was fantastic and had deep knowledge of the city’s hisrory.
star-5
Ted was amazing!
Charlie_A
, May 2022
The tour was awesome!! Definitely learned things that are not specifically in books, and Ted was great with the kids. Would love to do more tours with him.
star-5
Saunter through historical Philadelphia
Andres_E
, May 2022
Ted was a very knowledgeable and engaging tour guide. He made the experience entertaining and was very attentive. We would highly recommend his walking tour.
star-5
Great tour, guide was...
Amanda_W
, May 2022
Great tour, guide was very knowledgeable. Stayed after to talk with my friend and I about the city as well
star-5
Best guide ever
Paul_B
, May 2022
Our Guide was outstanding with extensive knowledge and relevant stories about all of the sites on the tour
star-5
Will go again
Heather_L
, May 2022
Ted was amazing! Very informative and personable. We had a lot of fun on the tour and learned a lot.
star-5
10/10
Rachael_S
, May 2022
My husband and I had a layover in Philadelphia and our flight home was canceled. We made the best of our time there and decided to do a tour of the historical sights. It was a Monday morning and nobody else signed up, so we essentially had a private tour of city. William was very knowledgeable and could tell us anything about any building we happened to pass. He had answers to all of our questions and even told us where to go for the best Philly cheesesteaks (Marino Bros). It was an amazing experience and I would recommend this tour to anyone.
star-5
Dont miss this tour!
Maureen_A
, May 2022
Bill was our guide. His knowledge and love of this period of history is infectious. Fabulous tour and learned so much.
star-5
Two Hours of Knowledge
Anne_K
, May 2022
Our tour guide was amazing! He is a retired high school history teacher. We learned so much on the tour.
star-5
Guide was knowledgeable...
Susan_T
, May 2022
Guide was knowledgeable and it was an in depth intro to the area. Highly recommend this to new Philly visitors.

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