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Philadelphia Historic African American Tours, LLC

Independence Visitor Center, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
+1 610-892-0623
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Ranked #17 of 78 Activities in Philadelphia
Type: Tours
Owner description: "This tenacity for survival is embedded in the history of African American resistance and an intense desire to be free." J.H. Shiele (2005). PHAAT... more » Owner description: "This tenacity for survival is embedded in the history of African American resistance and an intense desire to be free." J.H. Shiele (2005). PHAAT will only be able to provide step on tours until further notice. Join us for an intimate African American tour on your bus or van for an experience which bridges gaps in American history. Operating year round: **Tours are by reservation only.** « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) Church is not highly publicised as a place to go while in Philadelphia but all I can say is that it is a MUST! We had managed to find a few articles on-line and a small mention in a DK Witness guide book and we were instantly interested in going to see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

I am not a fan of history as I have found it to be boring yet knowing that it holds important value and insight... And maybe that has depended on the presenter!!! However I must say I had an awesome And amazing experience on the PHAAT tour with your guide Charlene Palmore-Lewis! She was amazing and a walking history book... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

In the 21st Century the tourism industry is very competitive. I have been on many tours in my lifetime, but the Philadelphia Historic African American Tour is the elite. The tour director Charlene was very professional from the beginning to the end of the tour. She provided detail information about ever historical place and event on the tour. The company... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This tour was very informative and gave very detail and interesting information on African American History In Philadelphia. The tour guide, Charlene Palmore-Lewis was amazing. She did the whole tour without any of assistance from notes or electronic devices. She kept you engage during the tour by having you to ask questions and take pictures. There was a lot I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

What an amazing 3 hours. I was so enriched by our tour guide, Charlene Palmore-Lewis. She was very knowledgeable and engaging. Encouraged all to ask questions. It was awesome to recall some of my historical knowledge of Philadelphia with face to face visualization. There was much African American history that I learned as well. Entering the edifice of "Mother Bethel"... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This one of the most detailed and articulated tours I have ever been associated with. I have traveled to Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and around the US on many tours. But this tour on the African Americans history in Philadelphia and overall history of Philadelphia was absolutely wonderful. I would strongly encourage any tourist to enjoy a stunning... More

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District Heights, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I took this tour and it was amazing. The tour guide was full of information. The learned so much about black history and Pennsylvania history overall. I would recommend this tour to anyone regardless of race. The tour guide was receptive to questions and made sure that everyone was aware of certain acvitities, events and persons. I am doing this... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This tour was wonderful. It was great for those who are limited in walking but it was very informative, enriching in knowledge and I learned so much that I didn't know! The guide Charlene was absolutely fantastic. Great diction, story telling (but 100% factual) and just a wonderful personality. I highly recommend this company and tour!! A++++ Enjoyed it immensely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

My church did the bus tour and it was great. The guide was very knowledgable and made the tour fun. I would recommend the tour for all who want to know our history (USA).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The private tour that I had on August 17, 2013 was very enjoyable and informative. Because I was a former professor of African American History, the information that Charlene gave me not only reminded me of very important facts that I had previously taught; but, such information added to the knowledge that I currently have. I had the privilege of... More

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