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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

  • See Philadelphia’s essential landmarks in the space of an afternoon
  • Learn all about the city’s history and hear funny anecdotes from your guide
  • Stop for a drink in Old City, one of Philadelphia’s coolest neighborhoods
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
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Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States, and is home to many major historical monuments and landmarks. On this intimate walking tour, you’ll see most of Philadelphia’s essential sights, all while learning about the City of Brotherly Love’s history from your guide. In the company of a small group, visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court, and more, and wind down with a cold beverage in Old City.

What to Expect

This afternoon tour kicks off at the Philly Tour Hub, conveniently located in the heart of Old City. Meet your guide and set off on an in-depth exploration of Philadelphia. This small-group tour guarantees a personal, up-close experience.

Begin at the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewed, and continue through Old City. You’ll see Elfreth’s Alley (the country’s oldest continually occupied residential street), the church where the Founding Fathers worshiped, and Franklin Court, once home to Benjamin Franklin.

Then, continue to Independence Mall. Admire the exterior of Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence was signed), visit the Liberty Bell, and look out for the US Mint. Throughout your tour, your guide will share insight and stories about Philadelphia’s history.

The tour concludes at a popular local establishment in Old City, where you’ll enjoy a craft beer or a soft drink. Or, upgrade to enjoy a craft beer tasting and tour experience.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
A lot of history in a couple of hours

Evan did a great job today with our small group (which I appreciated) despite the rain. That girl carries two umbrellas and a rain coat in case tourists come ill-prepared, and solicits history lessons from local experts to fill you in on Christ's Church and...More

Thank slawson80
Reviewed 2 days ago
Well worth the time, worth the price as well

Vince was our guide. You can see he loves his part time job during the summer. His ability to meld with the group seemed easy and natural. The tour of stops you can do by yourself. The information is priceless and unless you are a...More

Thank Roy & Pamela P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great Job

Great deal! Great tour and even learned a few things. Staff was friendly and professional. Evan, our guide was funny, knowledgable and personable. Good way to see the City. Definitely would recommend it to friends.

Thank mdramminger
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great way to start my visit in Philly!

The Founding Fathers Tour was the best way I could have started my trip in Philly. Not only was Mike a highly intelligent and knowledgeable tour guide, he was so much fun to hang out with and explore the history of this city with. Great...More

Thank SummerScout
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We think everyone should start out their visit to Philadelphia, but maybe we're a little biased... Thanks so much for telling us about your great experience with Mike, who really is a phenomenal guide. We hope you meet more of our great guides all around...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome walking tour with Evan!

Had an amazing time on our walking tour today, we learned a lot of cool facts and got to see a very cool historic side of Philly!More

1  Thank Reilly Z
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Reilly, we -- and Evan -- really appreciate your review! She may be new to the Urban Adventures team, but she's definitely of the UA mission and loves making it the best day for each of her travellers. Take some of our other tours --...More

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Norman S
30 June 2018|
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Response from wascocat | Reviewed this property |
No it does not. You can purchase timed tickets at the visitor center to visit before or after
Estela H
26 June 2018|
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Response from Scott T | Reviewed this property |
We ended at Campos phillysteak sandwich shop. Around the corner from the starting point.
9 June 2018|
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2 hours