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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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  • 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
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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia
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A 1.5 hour story-telling adventure retracing the steps of our Founding Fathers in the city where America began!
US$25,00
12pm Old City Walking Tour
A 1.5 hour story-telling adventure retracing the steps of our Founding Founders in the city where America began!
US$25,00
10am Old City Walking Tour
A 1.5 hour story-telling adventure retracing the steps of our Founding Fathers in the city where America began!
US$25,00
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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. You'll see Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Court, Carpenters’ Hall, and the Declaration House. Then wander down Elfreth’s Alley, the nation’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Plus, choose from multiple departure times to suit your needs.

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, Carpenter’s 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 grave site at the Christ Church burial ground. See the Keys To Community sculpture, a bronze bust of Franklin with over 1,000 donated keys worked into the surface.

Then walk down the block to the Declaration House, a red-brick building where Thomas Jefferson lived while drafting the Declaration of Independence. Wander down historic Elfreth’s Alley, and then end your tour or continue exploring on your own.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Hysterical History!

We loved this tour of Old City Philadelphia. Tim is a fantastic tour guide and he made it so much fun. We covered a LOT of ground, but at a pace that worked just fine for our group. In addition to all the amazing facts...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Funny and Educational!

What a great tour! Tim, the guide, told funny stories throughout which made it a wonderful way to learn the history of the city. I highly recommend this tour as a fun way to learn about Philadelphia's rich history.

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic tour with a guide that has a passion for American history

We're in town from Florida for a couple of days, and did the 11 AM Saturday tour with Tim. Our tour lasted almost two hours, and it's readily apparent how passionate and knowledgeable he is about the area's history (and Benjamin Franklin in particular). He...More

Thank Ryan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent, enjoyable, entertaining, educational and Funny

On this tour we learnt a lot, laughed a lot, our guide was so knowledgeable about the city, history and related things to current affairs whilst being very engaging. You would be silly not to book the tour. We spent an hour and a half...More

Thank 62andyw
FoundingFootsteps, Owner at Founding Footsteps, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for the review and your feedback. Please do come see us again the next time you're in town! -Tim

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent tour, but . . .

I agree with the many other reviewers who comment on our guide Tim's enthusiasm and his deep knowledge and interesting presentation of the local history. I would certainly be a repeat customer if the occasion arose. My wife and I found the tour marred by...More

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FoundingFootsteps, Owner at Founding Footsteps, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for your feedback. In regards to not arriving early, I sincerely apologize. There were extenuating circumstances that day and as a very small company (just myself) I was not able to get someone down there to greet and check in...More

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landiiiks
26 August 2018|
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Response from PhantomRhino | Reviewed this property |
Our tour ended at Independence Hall. Inquire from Tim if all do when booking and go online to book a time for IH shortly after the end of Tim’s tour.
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Stephanie L
21 August 2018|
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Response from PJ N | Reviewed this property |
I rechecked my itinerary. It started at 5 pm. You’ll enjoy the tour...especially if Tim is your tour guide.
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