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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia provided by Founding Footsteps

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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, Ben Franklin Post Office, 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 - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Liberty Bell
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Elfreth's Alley
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    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
    B. Free Franklin Post Office & Museum
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by Benjamin Franklin Bridge
  • 8
    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 sites related to Benjamin Franklin including his 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Independence Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Liberty Bell
  • Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House
  • Entry/Admission - B. Free Franklin Post Office & Museum
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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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Dean W wrote a review Oct 2019
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
This tour of the old city in Philadelphia was a really good insight to the history, architecture and stories of when Philly was the original capital of the US. Tess our guide was fantastic, full of energy and very accommodating, answering any questions we had along the way.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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CENCO wrote a review Oct 2019
Centennial, CO79 contributions23 helpful votes
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and very good at explaining the various sights we were seeing. She spoke clearly and was able to be heard even toward the back of the group. It was a great introduction and overview of the history of Philadelphia. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Leeoc wrote a review Oct 2019
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Chuck did a great job of being informative and engaging. Loved the story of the mosaics. We got a great sample of life in South Philly and the Italian Market. After we had cheesesteak at Angelo’s and it was delicious! We would recommend this tour for adults and teens due to the
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Date of experience: October 2019
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beltzclay wrote a review Oct 2019
Bremen, Georgia19 contributions6 helpful votes
Really enjoyed this experience. Only 4 of us on a misting rainy day but still felt we got the full meal deal. Very knowledgeable and shared info in an entertaining way. Our tour guide is also the owner and it seems the business is growing which is understandable if he can
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Pumpkincookie wrote a review Oct 2019
20 contributions6 helpful votes
Our family was briefly in Philadelphia to tour schools. We had a free evening and were fortunate to be able to book Tim for a private tour of the city. Everyone enjoyed learning and laughing at the same time. The timing was perfect as well, no crowds or traffic. Don't miss a
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Awesome tour- Tim makes it great
I enjoyed this tour very much. Tim is knowledgeable and funny. If you are looking for a high level, informative tou
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AllisonClayton
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Highly Recommend
Great tour for our weekend trip to Philly. It was the perfect length of time and the guide was funny, all while get
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892callim
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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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Voyage576883
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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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MAlexander24
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Well done!!!
Perfect balance of humor and history. The team was super accommodating and made it enjoyable for all. A trolley
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gmack601
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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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ValerieR5151
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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 recomme
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littlebee1003
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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
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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 t
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921paigez
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Funny and Informative
This tour was the perfect view of funny and informative on Philadelphia history! We moved to Philly a few months ag
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csanchez705
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Absolutely amazing
This tour was phenomenal! My girlfriend and I enjoyed every moment and more importantly every joke that was told! T
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dcuc39
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Holiday Light Tour 2019
This was our first time doing this tour. We didnt see the lights on Smedley Street because we had an early tour (4
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Slc021
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Great time!
Highly recommend doing this tour. Very fun, well worth the money - and the wait to get tickets :) You can see the p
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Carol N
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Holiday Light Tour 2019
We have been trying to get on this tour for 2 years and were fortunate enough to get on the last tour of the season
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KColl483
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Holiday Lights Tour
This tour was amazing! We had such a great time with the family! The kids loved the tour and had so much fun! This
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