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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

  • See Philadelphia’s essential landmarks in the space of an afternoon
  • Learn all about the city’s history and hear funny anecdotes from your guide
  • Stop for a drink in Old City, one of Philadelphia’s coolest neighborhoods
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
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Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States, and is home to many major historical monuments and landmarks. On this intimate walking tour, you’ll see most of Philadelphia’s essential sights, all while learning about the City of Brotherly Love’s history from your guide. In the company of a small group, visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court, and more, and wind down with a cold beverage in Old City.

What to Expect

This afternoon tour kicks off at the Philly Tour Hub, conveniently located in the heart of Old City. Meet your guide and set off on an in-depth exploration of Philadelphia. This small-group tour guarantees a personal, up-close experience.

Begin at the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewed, and continue through Old City. You’ll see Elfreth’s Alley (the country’s oldest continually occupied residential street), the church where the Founding Fathers worshiped, and Franklin Court, once home to Benjamin Franklin.

Then, continue to Independence Mall. Admire the exterior of Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence was signed), visit the Liberty Bell, and look out for the US Mint. Throughout your tour, your guide will share insight and stories about Philadelphia’s history.

The tour concludes at a popular local establishment in Old City, where you’ll enjoy a craft beer or a soft drink. Or, upgrade to enjoy a craft beer tasting and tour experience.

Reviews (240)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Evan was terrific

The tour was enjoyable and informative. Our guide was very engaging and knowledgeable, and shared not only the history, but insights about the founding fathers that added a personal touch to the tour.

Thank 464robinn
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad to hear you had a great historic walking tour with Evan! Look us up anytime you're travelling, as we have lots of walking, scuba diving, and biking tours all over the world!

Reviewed 6 days ago
Beautiful even after dark

We arrived in Philadelphia the weekend of the end of daylight savings time so it was dark by 5:00. If that is the only time you can take this tour, don't let it deter you! It was wonderful. Our tour guide, Dick was incredible. He...More

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Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Philly is so beautiful at night. And we're delighted Dick could show off our lovely historic district. We've got tons more evening tours (as well as day tours, if you want to switch it up) all over the world, so don't forget to use your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing and lovely

Dick, our tour guide, was incredible! He had a real passion for making the history come alive and was patient with any questions. Truly worth every penny.

Thank lillybeth536
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

As Ben Franklin said, "A penny saved is a penny that shoul'dve gone to Dick for his amazing tours". I'm paraphrasing, but we, Dick, and I'm sure Ben Franklin really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you back in Philly again sometime!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian for Mayor of Philadelphia!

We thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful tour. Brian was hands down the best tour guide we've experienced in our 50 years of travel around this country. In the midst of the most divisive political climate the US has seen in our lifetime, Brian's tour was exceptionally...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun and educational

Mike was our tour guide, he was passionate, very well versed on history and entertaining. The tour was very well organized with planned rest stops. Highly recommend this tour and if you get Mike as your guide you are in for a treat.

Thank Ralph K
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mike is a treat, we can't agree more. Thanks, Ralph, for your review, and we hope we see you back again sometime!

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Eileen H
October 1, 2018|
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Response from Arvilla F | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure about the transportation into Philly but the Tour Hub is just a few steps past the Betsy Ross House. There is a sign on their building.
Trudy D
September 25, 2018|
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August 7, 2018|
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Response from Cappy2200 | Reviewed this property |
What breed and how many pounds....then call the tour and ask. There are many pet sitters and walkers in town that can baby sit your dog. Ask Google for dog sitting, center city, philadelphia