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Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Walk in the footsteps of America's founding fathers on this walking tour of Philadelphia's Old City. Visit important landmarks such as Christ Church, the Ben Franklin Post Office, Carpenters' Hall, and Independence Hall as your guide narrates local history.
  • Explore the historic city of Philadelphia on walking tour
  • Learn about the history of America's founding fathers from your guide
  • See the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House
  • Multiple departure times make it convenient for your schedule
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Local knowledge and recommendations from informed guides who call Philly their home
In depth information about the Revolutionary War and how it has shaped the United States today
History with a side of humor!
Gratuities
302 Arch St , 302 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Departure Point: Rocket Fizz Address: 302 Arch Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19106

Independence Hall , 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

The tour concludes outside of Independence Hall around 5th and Chestnut, about four blocks away from the starting location. Our guides will happily provide directions back to the start if needed.

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Founding Footsteps
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia.

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  • "If it’s your first visit or it’s been a while, this tour is a great way to get started." See review
  • "I’d definitely recommend this tour to new visitors to Philly!" See review

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star-4
Fun and beautiful
yv5zqx7w6z
, Aug 2022
The tour was amazing. The guide was really funny and knew his stuff. He had the perfect blend of humor and knowledge. My wife was very entertained while we toured the beautiful city. I’m really excited about the Black Philadelphia History Tour the company is working on. My only gripe and the reason I’m not giving it 5 stars. Is the meeting description on the tour’s page needs updating. Rocket Fizz is closed and there’s a pet shop there now.
star-5
Great tour! Highly recommend!
Emily_L
, Aug 2022
Tim did a great job! He was very informative but also incorporated humor! Would recommend to anyone looking to learn more about Philadelphia!
star-5
Wonderful
Michael_G
, Aug 2022
Tim was a fantastic tour guide. He was funny and knowledgeable as well as open to questions. He was also playful with my 8 year old. Great tour and perfect overview.
star-5
Great way to learn Philadelphia History
Erin_K
, Aug 2022
Great way to learn about fun history in Philly! Shames (sp) was great and very interactive... Whole family enjoyed its.
star-5
Great tour and amazing tour guide!
Lexi_C
, Aug 2022
My husband and I loved our Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia. My husband and I spent a few weeks in the summer exploring many cities in the U.S. (we are both history teachers) and we went on many tours throughout our time. This was by far both of our favorite tour and tour guide! Seamus was both funny and knowledgable! We highly recommend this tour!
star-4
Not to be missed
Keith_C
, Jul 2022
Seamus taught us about tidbits from the revolutionary war and William penn’s life and that Sylvania means “in the woods”
star-5
Informative and Entertaining
Grace_C
, Jul 2022
Seamus was great! Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting a historical tour.
star-5
Great tour!
Eugenie_A
, Jul 2022
Seamus was knowledgeable about every aspect of the area— it’s history and even its archaeology. Fascinating to learn why the ground we were standing on was so uneven!
star-5
Best walking tour!
Adrian_D
, Jul 2022
For those looking to acquire fun historical facts with a sense of humor, this is a must-do activity. Casey was fantastic! Knowledgeable, entertaining and covered a great deal of information effortlessly.
star-5
Great way to learn about the city
Raluca_V
, Jul 2022
Casey was super high energy, funny and knowledgeable. We had a great time and learned a lot. He was also polite when people were loud or not listening which i thought was awesome
star-5
Yes, we really said “yo”
Sharon_H
, Jul 2022
Yo, Casey was fantastic. We loved his energy and his passion for history. He was vey knowledgeable and made it fun.
star-5
Excellent!
Natalie_B
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide, Shamus, was amazing! He was super knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. The tour was extremely informative and very enlightening. I would highly recommend this tour!
star-4
San Diego Family
Jack_C
, Jul 2022
Our guide did a great job! My only recommendation is to have the meeting place in not an obscure location.
star-5
This one is worth it.
Sheryl_M
, Jul 2022
Great guide, great info, beautiful historic area of Philadelphia! Glad I did this one! And plenty of free street parking nearby on Sunday!
star-5
Great historic walking tour
Tara_M
, Jul 2022
My partner and I had so much fun and learned a lot with our guide, Casey. And the tour was the perfect length and distance for us!
star-5
Casey was very...
Roger_F
, Jul 2022
Casey was very knowledgeable, had lots of good stories to tell and kept the tour interesting. We enjoyed the afternoon and already recommended to friends.
star-5
The best! Do it!
Brooke_S
, Jul 2022
Shamus was an excellent guide with a lot of fun, anecdotal stories! We felt safe and had a fun hour and a half culminating at Independence Hall.
star-5
Very enjoyable tour!
Sarah_J
, Jul 2022
Seamus was a fantastic guide - Knowledgeable and entertaining. Would highly recommend!!! Nice walk around the historic district with multiple entertaining stops.
star-5
Great tour
Janine_R
, Jul 2022
We learned so much about the historical part of Philadelphia and interesting facts about Ben Franklin.
star-5
Great little walking tour
Lotenzo_L
, Jul 2022
Good tour, knowledgeable guide, good intro to Philadelphia's history, which should be very familiar -but is fairly shocking given our modern paradigm!

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