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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this small-group tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, take a photo of the Liberty Bell, visit where past presidents like George Washington lived, and learn about William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder. You’ll discover the lively neighborhood culture of Old City as you pass art galleries and cafes, and top off your outing with a refreshing beverage at a local establishment. Numbers are limited to 12 for a personalized experience with an informative guide.

per adult from

$54

AUD

Duration

2 hours

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • a surprise local treat
    • Admission to various historic buildings
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House
    • Entry/Admission - Independence National Historical Park
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Philadelphia Urban Adventures, 229 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1974

    Start your 2-hour tour at the Philly Tour Hub, where you can view local art and photography inside the historic building.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999

    Outside, get a glimpse of the Betsy Ross House and hear stories from your guide about the birth of the American flag.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Elfreth's Alley, 126 Elfreths Aly, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006

    From here, weave through the charming back alleys of Old City and walk down Elfreth's Alley, one of the country’s oldest continuously occupied residential streets. In this vibrant neighborhood, you’ll pass trendy cafes, shops, art galleries and buildings featuring industrial architecture.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Christ Church, 20 N American St On 2nd, Above Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4592

    When you reach Christ Church, where the Founding Fathers once worshiped, head inside (if it is open and available) to learn about the birth of the Episcopal Church in America. Then stop at a local coffee shop, where you may grab a quick snack or beverage (own expense) and relax with your guide — it’s the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you have about Philadelphia history.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Franklin Court, 314 Market St # 322, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2704

    As your small-group tour continues through the Historic District, pass Franklin Court — the site of Ben Franklin's home — and view Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center and the US Mint.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA

    Follow your guide across the Mall and visit the President's House, once the home of George Washington and John Adams during Philadelphia’s tenure as the nation's capital.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Dream Garden Glass Mosaic, 601 Walnut St # 45 in the Curtis Building, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3323

    Continue to the Curtis Center, where you’ll enter (weekdays only) for a view of Maxfield Parrish's Dream Garden, a beautiful mosaic mural.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Washington Square Park, Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Then, it’s off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn, the state’s founder.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution, Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106

    And a possible visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Independence National Historical Park, 143 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2818

    Stroll Independence Mall - the three block section of Independence National Park and the must-see Independence Hall (tour does not enter Independence Hall), where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed. As you walk, learn about Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Philosophical Society, the Second Bank of the US and Carpenter's Hall.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Old City Arts District, Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Making your way back to the Old City neighborhood, end the tour at a local establishment. Enjoy a craft beer or refreshing non-alcoholic beverage before saying farewell to your guide or upgrade your tour and join us for a historical beer tour to learn about how beer and various pubs played a role in shaping our nation's history.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Return Detail :
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
    • Entrance into buildings/sites are on a time and queue permitting basis
    • Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Photo ID is required
    • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • This tour does not go inside Christ Church on the 5:30 pm departure. We will view it from the outside
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Some churches may not be open to us on a Sunday.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Urban Adventures USA

Activity ID: V-5713HISTORY

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