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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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Overview
Explore historic Philadelphia on this walking tour of the Old City District, a quick and convenient introduction for first-time visitors. See Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Court, Carpenters’ Hall, and more. Then wander down Elfreth’s Alley, the nation’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Plus, choose from multiple departure times to suit your needs.
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You'll start at
302 Arch St
302 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USADeparture Point: Rocket Fizz Address: 302 Arch Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19106
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    Independence Hall
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Liberty Bell
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Elfreth's Alley
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Betsy Ross House
    Stop: 7 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Carpenters' Hall
    Stop: 7 minutes -
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  • 6
    Christ Church
    Stop: 7 minutes -
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  • 7
    Founding Footsteps
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 8
    B. Free Franklin Post Office & Museum
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 9
    Ben Franklin National Memorial
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 10
    Second Bank of the United States
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
302 Arch St
302 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USADeparture Point: Rocket Fizz Address: 302 Arch Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Highlights
  • Explore Philadelphia’s highlights without getting lost with a guide
  • See more of Philadelphia in less time—a great choice for first-time visitors
  • A small-group tour for a personalized experience
  • Choose from multiple departure times to easily fit this tour into your schedule
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a convenient central location and set out to explore Philadelphia’s Old City District. Walk between Old City’s historic landmarks and hear stories about Philadelphia that the locals don’t even know. Follow your guide to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenters' Hall, and the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewn. Explore Franklin Court, the site of Benjamin Franklin’s home and print shop, and visit his gravesite at the Christ Church burial ground. Wander down historic Elfreth’s Alley, and then end your tour or continue exploring on your own.
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Important Information
Departure Point
302 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide who is founder and owner of the company, former stand up comedian and history teacher
  • Entry/Admission - Founding Footsteps
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brian S wrote a review 09 Feb
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We have taken many walking tours and this ranks up there as one of the all-time best! The owner of the company was our tour guide and he was a wealth of knowledge, had a great sense of humor and a genuine love for the city of Philadelphia. His knowledge and reverence for
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Sarah B wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
A great way to learn Philadelphia’s incredible history first hand. Our guide was fabulous and very patient on such a cold day!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Founding F, Owner at Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the kind words. It was a blast and we hope to see you again soon!!
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Salomé F wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions
Our guide, Tessa, was so knowledgeable ! It was a real pleasure to hear about the history of Philadelphia - I learnt so much and it made my experience in Philadelphia very memorable !
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Date of experience: January 2020
Prudence Bailey wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions
The tour was spectacular! For a history lover I knew I would love this tour to begin with, but the tour guide amped it up by being funny and very informative, not to boredom though. Great story teller! Unfortunately I forgot/didn’t catch the name of the tour guide, but I was
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Date of experience: November 2019
Dore C wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions4 helpful votes
We took this tour on Wed morning, Nov. 27, and Ben, our guide, was fantastic. Our 1.5 hour tour was almost 2 hours, he really gave us our money's worth. After the official tour, he walked my husband and I over to Ben Franklin's burial site. We are very happy we took the
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Calli M
10
Hilarious Historical Trolley
Great time for both the locals and people from out of town! Would definitely recommend-super fun event.
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Brian S
10
Best city tour we have ever taken!
We have taken many walking tours and this ranks up there as one of the all-time best! The owner of the company was
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Heather G
10
Super fun afternoon!
Great guide, good pace, on and off the trolley several times to look around, lots of great info, we really enjoyed
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Sarah B
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A great way to learn Philadelphia’s incredible history first hand. Our guide was fabulous and very patient on such
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Misty M
St. Augustine, Florida
10
Well done!!!
Perfect balance of humor and history. The team was super accommodating and made it enjoyable for all. A
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GregMack
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10
THE BEST TOUR
Can’t be overstated how much fun this tour is. Ben Franklin could monetize anything and if someone had come before
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Valerie51
10
Amazing tour - even in bad weather!
I brought a big crew (a lot of my family was visiting) on this tour and we had an absolute blast - couldn't
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littlebee1003
Guttenberg, New Jersey
4426
Highly recommended!
My husband and I visited Philly for a weekend and wanted to do a lighthearted tour, that would keep us warm in the
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mintymooo
Dublin, Ireland
8318
Want to know the history of Philadelphia?
As a first time visitor to Philadelphia I was fascinated by this tour. I was blissfully unaware of the role that
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Paige Z
10
Funny and Informative
This tour was the perfect view of funny and informative on Philadelphia history! We moved to Philly a few months
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