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Free Tours by Foot

20 North 3rd Street, Unit 201, Philadelphia, PA 19106
267-712-9512
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Ranked #8 of 78 Activities in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Free Tours by Foot is pleased to present the only FREE, tip based tours of Philadelphia. Freedom Rings in Philly is a two hour tour that takes you... more » Owner description: Free Tours by Foot is pleased to present the only FREE, tip based tours of Philadelphia. Freedom Rings in Philly is a two hour tour that takes you through the cradle of American Democracy entertaining you and reveling hidden secrets, fun trivia and light hearted anecdotes. Philadelphia is the birthplace of the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It was also the home of Benjamin Franklin, the most awesome Founding Father.Check out our FREE Ghosts of Philadelphia Tour. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I joined two of the tours offered by Free Tours on Foot - The Independence Mall Tour and the Real Philadelphia Tour. Firstly the tours - The Independence Mall Tour was 2.5 hours long and provided a solid introduction to the history of America's Independence and the people that helped shaped the nation in its early days. It's only short... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As in other posts, your tour guide makes or breaks your activity. Jenn does a great job and she is very entertaining. Tour booking was very easy and they sent us a follow-up email with more information about the start of the tour. Might as well start really, Jenn is going to get you to smile and interact with the... More

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Bedminster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Interesting tour by Bevan. Great way to get our first US history lesson! Just the right amount of walking and stops.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I picked the Chinatown food tour on a whim, not knowing anything about Philly's Chinatown. Jenn floored me with her extensive knowledge of the district. I was mesmerized as she detailed its history and how it shaped Philadelphia. I went from having no knowledge of that part of Philadelphia to wanting to visit ASAP! BUT I know what you really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was probably the best tour I've ever taken ever, and I've been on more than 15 tours. Matthew is a hilarious person and I was sad the tour lasted only 2 hours. Seriously, he should probably be conducting masterclasses for tour guides or something. If I remember correctly, he does this tour only on Mondays though. Enjoy the tour!

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Moreno Valley, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Jenn was awesome, obviously passionate about history and takes a lot of pride in her city. I learned a lot about the founding of our country and the role Philadelphia played. Loved it. Would highly recommend this tour.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Was lucky to have Jenn for the 2-2.30 hours tour and it was absolutely great! Have participated in these free walking tours in Chicago ad in Washington DC and Jenn was really top quality! Super knowledabgle, fun, just great :)

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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My sister and I have had very good luck in various cities with the free tours. In all cases, we have paid the tour guide much more than we would have paid for a tour that charges upfront. We have found the tour guides superb every time..except for our tour of Philadelphia. Maybe it was because only three of the... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I took the historic area tour two days ago, on a dreary rainy morning. The weather, however, didn't dampen Matthew's enthusiasm or skill at providing an informative and engaging couple of hours. The tour was particularly helpful in getting a good overview of the area and its history, with some fun tid-bits of knowledge and myth thrown in, and for... More

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Bristol, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I took this tour on my own with few expectations other than seeing parts of Philly that are not traditional tourist areas. Jenn, our Tour Guide was simply marvellous. Obviously a local, she really knew her stuff and tailored the tour to our needs. She really made my day, pointing out things that I would never have found myself. I... More

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