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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour

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

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Philadelphia is the birthplace of American democracy — and rich in American history. Discover the historical sites in Philadelphia on this expert-guided, 75-minute walking tour. See where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin lived and worked. Stop at some of the city’s most iconic landmark locations, like Independence Hall. Visit the Betsy Ross House, where the seamstress is said to have sewn the first American Flag; plus Congress Hall, the original Supreme Court building, the Library Company of Philadelphia, Franklin Court at the Independence National Historical Park and more.
  • Enjoy a historical tour around Philadelphia
  • Visit landmark locations and popular sites
  • Learn about the history of the United States
  • Select from a morning or multiple afternoon departure times
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Departure Point

1: 41 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
2: 599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Enjoy learning about the history of the United States, the city of Philadelphia and the colony of Pennsylvania on this educational tour in one of the most historic places in the US.

The tour departs from the Philadelphia Visitor's Center at 6th and Market Streets. Then visit over 20 historical landmark locations, like Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated and adopted. Walk through the Betsy Ross House, a landmark location in Philadelphia believed to be the site where the seamstress lived when she sewed the first American Flag.

Also included are Declaration House, where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence; Congress Hall, the former home of the US Congress; the original Supreme Court building; the Library Company of Philadelphia, founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin; Carpenters Hall, a key meeting place in the early history of the United States; Franklin Court, a complex of museums, structures and historic sites at Independence National Historical Park and much more.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Independence Hall
Independence Hall is the most important historical building in the country, and your guide will tell you why! (Clue - Independence and Constitution!) You will also learn about the Father of the Constitution, as well as the process of peaceful transfer of power.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Franklin Court
See the spot where Benjamin Franklin's house was.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Carpenters' Hall
Learn about Carpenters' Hall and the First Continental Congress.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Congress Hall
Learn about the first peaceful transfer of power.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The President's House
See the spot where George Washington lived during his years as president, and learn other fun facts about "the president's house."
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Bow Tie Tours
Bow Tie Tours is the pre-eminent, award winning Philadelphia tour company which brings history to life!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bow Tie Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour.

Reviews

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Best part of my visit
Katherine_M
, Oct 2020
This tour was one of the highlights of my visit! My guide, I think it was Bryan brought the history and characters to life. He explained the background that led to the revolution. I teared up on more than one occasion. Just so educational about our history. Would highly recommend.
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Philly historical tour
Aaron_A
, Aug 2020
Our guide was very knowledgeable. It helped that he added a bit of humor to his oratory. This gave a human face to the historical figures he was educating us about. Overall this was a positive experience. I would definitely recommend it to others.
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Founding fathers come alive!
Gina_L
, Aug 2020
Wonderful experience ! Our guide was so knowledgeable and excited to share with us! The history came alive for us, especially our 13 year old granddaughter! Thank you so much!
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Actually informative
Nick_K
, Jun 2020
I judge tour guides by how much they know vs how much I know. I didnt know anything the guide told me. Great tour
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Thanks so much! David
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Great History
KennethMurphyNH
, Oct 2019
Fun and very interesting. Guide was a teacher and was passionate about teaching the history of Philly He was so proud of his city
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Comprehensive tour of fascinating attractions.
SamActual
, Oct 2019
The walking tour was conducted by Brian. In addition to showing us interesting historical locations, he provided a good overview of the historical event and important persons.
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Knowledgeable and varied
RTE55
, Sep 2019
Kyle has so much to share. His delivery of stories and facts is fun and fascinating. Great tour for learning more than the basics.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your tour.
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Wonderful Tour & Guide
NBWilcox
, May 2019
Kyle was informative, entertaining and thoughtful. Saw many of the key sights with insight and enactment if events and individuals.
icon Response from Host , May 2019
Thank you so much for your feedback. We always want to know how you felt about your tour, and are delighted when, as in this case, it met your expectations.
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We enjoyed our walking tour. I was...
John P
, Aug 2018
We enjoyed our walking tour. I was worth the cost. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We were the the only group on the tour! The pace was perfect!
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Very interesting and entertaining!
918yvonne84
, Aug 2018
Brian was great! He's a middle school history teacher and really knows his stuff. Loved how he presented history in a storytelling manner. He made it interesting and entertaining. Come prepared to ask lots of questions. As he says, "A closed mouth is never fed." Highly recommended!
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