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Address: 401a Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone Number: +1 877-558-9671
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Description: Take a Free and Friendly walking tour with us! It’s free, which means you...
Take a Free and Friendly walking tour with us! It’s free, which means you tip us what you want. It’s friendly because we’re friendly folks. And it’s Philadelphia because we love it and want you to love it too. We’re a Philly company and we’ll show you the whole Philadelphia – or the whole of what’s in walking distance. We lend our friendship freely and we’ll gladly recommend a place to go out after the tour.
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Free and Friendly on Flag Day

Great tour which happened to be on Flag Day. Nice to see Betsy Ross' house and festivities on such a day. Despite the 95 degree weather that day, our guide was full of energy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great tour which happened to be on Flag Day. Nice to see Betsy Ross' house and festivities on such a day. Despite the 95 degree weather that day, our guide was full of energy and always found shade to continue his talk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I knew very little about American history so thought it best to have someone explain it to me since so much of Philly revolves around this history. Boy was that a good choice. Caleb was interesting, informative and a lot of fun. If I had walked around Philly myself I would have had no idea of the significance of any... More 

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Pinckney, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very interesting and informative tour. I learned a lot from Caleb about a variety of stuff. From sports and history to local current events. He was great with our teenage boys. Answered all questions thrown at him.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Caleb was our tour guide. He was very knowledgable about the area, easy to hear, and excited about what he does. I highly recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We absolutely loved the Free and Friendly Tour of Philly. At first we were sceptical how good a free tour can be but it actually was awesome, our tour guide was very nice and enthusiastic - I especially liked his jokes and puns! We'll definitely do more of these tours in other towns, also be sure to tip a lot!!

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Homewood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My family and I made a reservation with Free and Friendly the evening before our tour. We wound up running late the next day due to traffic and contacted Caleb who was to be our guide for the tour. Not only was he gracious in waiting for us to arrive, when we did, he made sure to ask if we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My friend and I went on the Colonial and Cheesesteak tour. Our guide was Caleb, who was friendly and knowledgeable. We learned about some of the less well known buildings/sites in old Philadelphia. If I return to Philadelphia, I would like to try this company's ghost tour and African-American tour. If it's summertime, bring some water!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We found this tour via Trip Advisor and were very pleased. Even our 13-year old gave it his seal of approval afterward. Our guide was a local who used to double as a schoolteacher, so he was knowledgeable and had excellent rapport with our kids. An elderly couple walking by overheard our tour and joined in midstream, thus proving the... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Caleb was excellent very informative about Philly. We had people in our group on Sunday. Overall there were 16 people on this tour and Caleb took his time for all of us. It was a 2 hour walk around Philadelphia. It was a lot of walking but worth it. My 9 and 5 year old liked it and did the... More 

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Bedford, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Caleb was informative and engaging. We had a very short time in Philly, so wanted to squeeze in the major highlights. This was time we'll spent! Highly recommend.

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Address: 401a Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone Number: +1 877-558-9671
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia

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