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History in HD Walking Tour in Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Duration: 2 hours

From $25.33

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Explore Philadelphia's history-drenched neighborhood and view some of the iconic sights of Independence National Park, including Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, and the Liberty Bell (even going inside if queues allow).

Admire Carpenter's Hall and the Arch Street Meeting House, and head inside Christ Church and the Curtis Center (weekdays only).

Absorb the rich historical significance of landmarks like the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Court, Old City Hall, and the Second Bank of the US. Then visit local businesses and watering holes like Old City Coffee Shop and Triumph Brewery, where you'll be treated to a locally-brewed ale or another beverage of your choice.

Departure Time:

2:30 pm daily

Itinerary:

Start at the Independence Visitor Center and walk out of the door with instant views of Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center, and the U.S. Mint. Walk down the Mall and across the street 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'll walk past the Liberty Bell, perhaps with a chance to go inside for pictures. You'll then continue to the Curtis Center and walk inside (weekdays only) for a view of Maxfield Parrish's Dream Garden mosaic mural. Then off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn and a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Continue through Independence National Park and the must-see front yard of Independence Hall, sight 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.

You'll get some great views of the site of Ben Franklin's home as the tour continues into the Old City neighborhood. The energy level is high as you pass some of the trendiest pubs, clubs, cafes, and shopping in Philly. 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.

From the Coffee Shop, the tour heads to Arch Street Meeting House, the largest Quaker Meeting House in the world with a possibility of visiting inside. You'll pass the Betsy Ross House and hear stories of the birth of the American Flag. From there, weave through the charming back alleys of Old City, and wind up walking down Elfreth's Alley, the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the country.

As the tour winds down, you'll be treated to a visit inside Christ Church. Inside the church, you'll hear stories of our founding fathers, sit where they sat, and learn about the birth of the Episcopal Church in America.

End the tour at Triumph Brewery, a modern brew pub located in a historic paper mill. You'll get a craft beer brewed in-house included in the price of the tour! The kids are welcome to a beverage of their choice as well.

Inclusions

  • English speaking guide
  • Admission to various historic buildings and snacks

Exclusions

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities

72 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Children must be 6 years of age to 12 years inclusively. Please order online or call 1-800-745-1925 to order or for more information.

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72 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Children must be 6 years of age to 12 years inclusively. Please order online or call 1-800-745-1925 to order or for more information.

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There are no refunds. All sales are final.

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If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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