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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 #7 of 79 activities in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Jen was a wonderful tour guide--very energetic, really experienced, and had lots of knowledge. She had lots of interesting tidbits to share, although I'm not sure some of the tidbits were more entertaining than accurate. There were 27 people in our group, and Jen kept track of us all. Definitely worthwhile--it's pay-what-you-want and our tour lasted 2-1/2 hours.

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Los Angeles, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Sorry, but it wasn't great. We loved them in Boston & DC but the tour in Philadelphia was essentially a nice guy reciting information. No passion, no genuine interest. I expect that from other tour companies, not this one.

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stephen p, General Manager at Free Tours by Foot, responded to this review

Hello, I thank you for choosing Free Tours By Foot and we strive to provide the best tours possible. With that I have read your review and I am sorry that you did felt that your tour in Philadelphia did not stand up to your past tour experiences in Boston and DC. To try and help us improve our tours,... More

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Did the Independence Mall tour with Matthew on June 30th and we had a wonderful time! Matthew was an amazing tour guide and made it lots of fun! We really enjoyed his enthusiasm and historical knowledge! Free tours by foot is amazing! Definitely a must do!

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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My 14 yr old daughter and I signed up for the 2.5 hour Independence Mall Tour with Jen. With a loud voice to overcome the traffic of Philly, she brought the history of Philly to live in a fun and informative way. She was sensitive to walking in the shade in 85 degree weather and humidity and bathroom breaks. Our... More

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Sydney, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Did two great tours with Jenn and learned so much about the buildings, people, and history that isn't in the museum's or brochures. Would definitely recommend it to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Jen was our guide and she was very energetic and knowledgeable on the city! It was during the week too so a small group made the experience all the more enjoyable. It was really interesting and gives you a lot of historic info about the founding fathers and declaration of independence. We went to Washington after that and felt it... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I absolutely love Free Tours by Foot. I have done tours in New Orleans, Boston, NYC, Philly and Washington DC and they never disappoint. I have done the Philly City tour and the Chinatown food tour and both were awesome. Jenn has high energy and is very passionate about her city. I'm certain other travelers will feel the same!

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Boulder CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Jenn was the best tour guide I've had, and I've done free walking tours in quite a few other cities in US and abroad. She knows her history and was able to condense vast amounts of US Founders' history and cool trivia into two hours around the Independence Hall environs in a way that made time fly. She also is... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited Philly over Memorial Day weekend and decided to do 2 of these Free Tours by Foot: the historical one and the "real Philly" tour. Both were led by Jen who was amazing at making the city and all it has to offer not only interesting but fun. We learned a lot on both tours and... More

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New Jersey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Bevan was an affable, energetic guide. As a history teacher, I was especially appreciative of how he dispelled certain myths and misconceptions about our "Founding Fathers", while also acknowledging (in a family-friendly way) the obvious contradiction in white, male, slave-owners signing a document that proclaimed "...all men are created equal". I highly recommend this tour for anyone who visits Philly.

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