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Philadelphia Historic African American Tours, LLC

Independence Visitor Center, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
610.892.1719
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Ranked #21 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).... 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). Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, 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: Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.**Tours are by reservation only. PHAAT sincerely apologizes for the interruption in the service we provided. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Fort Washington, Maryland
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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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

I learned some much information on this tour. Things I thought I knew I didn't. I viewed a wonderful church build by Richard Allen. The architecture is simply stunning. I would do this tour again

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District Heights, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I'm a middle school teacher at Roots Activity Learning Center and I recently had the chance to take my students to Philadelphia. I wanted them to be exposed to the deep, rich history of the city, especially as it pertained to the African American experience. The PHAAT Tour proved to be exactly what I had in mind. Ms. Charlene had,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This tour was definitely worth every last penny and was the best tour I've been on by far in the City of Brotherly Love. It went into great depth on African-American history and American history in general. Also, the tour guide was very hospitable. When my wife and I visit Philadelphia again, we plan on going on this tour again.... More

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The President of our BSU recommended this tour for our annual Black History Month Field Trip. We got to see and learn about Philadelphia from a completely new perspective. Our tour guide, Ms. Charlene shared her wealth of knowledge, passion for history and really made the stories of African American and other historic figures of Philadelphia come alive. The students... More

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Bladensburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I took the Philly Hop on-Hop Off Tour one day and the Philly African American History Tour (PHAAHT) the next day and was amazed at the places the first tour passed that had African American history high-lights that were not mentioned. Which is the reason I find I have to take both tours when I visit cities. The PHAAT tour... More

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