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Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia
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Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia

By Founding Footsteps
Recommended by 98% of travelers
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Explore historic Philadelphia on this walking tour of the Old City District, a quick and convenient introduction for first-time visitors. See Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Ben Franklin Post Office, Carpenters’ Hall, and more. Then wander down Elfreth’s Alley, the nation’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Plus, choose from multiple departure times to suit your needs.
from
$43.50
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$43.50
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Explore Philadelphia’s highlights without getting lost with a guide
  • See more of Philadelphia in less time—a great choice for first-time visitors
  • A small-group tour for a personalized experience
  • Choose from multiple departure times to easily fit this tour into your schedule

  • Local knowledge and recommendations from informed guides who call Philly their home
  • In depth information about the Revolutionary War and how it has shaped the United States today
  • History with a side of humor!
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House
  • Entry/Admission - B. Free Franklin Post Office
  • Entry/Admission - Philadelphia
  • Entry/Admission - Independence Hall

Meet your guide at a convenient central location and set out to explore Philadelphia’s Old City District. Walk between Old City’s historic landmarks and hear stories about Philadelphia that the locals don’t even know. Follow your guide to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenters' Hall, and the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewn. Explore sites related to Benjamin Franklin including his home and print shop, and visit his gravesite at the Christ Church burial ground. Wander down historic Elfreth’s Alley, and then end your tour or continue exploring on your own.

Departure details
  • 302 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA Departure Point: Anima (We meet outside of this pet store across the street from the Starbucks on the corner of 3rd and Arch) Address: 302 Arch Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19106
Return details
  • Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA The tour concludes outside of Independence Hall around 5th and Chestnut, about four blocks away from the starting location. Our guides will happily provide directions back to the start if needed.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35943P2

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia?
Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia price starts from $35.50. Discover and book Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia on Tripadvisor
What is the Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia cancellation policy?
Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia?
Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia is hosted by Founding Footsteps. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Founding Footsteps on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35943P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    302 Arch St
    302 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Departure Point: Anima (We meet outside of this pet store across the street from the Starbucks on the corner of 3rd and Arch) Address: 302 Arch Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19106
    See address & details
  • 1
    Betsy Ross House
    Stop: 7 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Elfreth's Alley
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Benjamin Franklin Bridge
  • 3
    Christ Church
    Stop: 7 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    B. Free Franklin Post Office
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Carpenters' Hall
    Stop: 7 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Second Bank of the United States
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Liberty Bell
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 8
    Independence Hall
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Independence Hall
    520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    The tour concludes outside of Independence Hall around 5th and Chestnut, about four blocks away from the starting location. Our guides will happily provide directions back to the start if needed.
    See address & details
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Paradise787663
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Fun in Philly
We came to visit friends and I found this via Trip Advisor. Warren, our tour guide, was fun and knowledgeable and p
txtw
txtw
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Christmas tour was disappointing
We did the Christmas light tour. The tour description did not give a detailed itinerary, and I should have viewed t
518meghanu
518meghanu
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Best tour in Philly
Warren, Josh, and Mark were phenomenal! The trip was so fun and Warren made it that way! I don’t have all the words
V3016VFmatthews
V3016VFmatthews
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Warren and the bus were ROCKING!
Warren was an absolute HOOT! Loved this tour. While it may have been a little light on the history it was clear Wa
Karen B
Karen B
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Great group activity
My friends and I had a great time on Tim’s tour. He was hilarious while also sharing interesting historical facts.
wiser1129
wiser1129
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10/10 would recommend!
Our group was really excited about this tour and even dressed up to get into the “colonial spirit”. We had such a g
jessicabN4411DU
jessicabN4411DU
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Super fun!!
The trolley ride was super fun! A terrific and hilarious way to see the city and learn about the history. Tim, the
tms215
tms215
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Sights and Host were really fun and interesting
This is a great time! It is funny, informative, and best of all, BYOB!. It is well worth the time and money when yo
U8900DOjessed
U8900DOjessed
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Warren is the BEST!
Our guide, Warren "I'm not Juan", and Jake the driver, created an unforgettable, memorable and incredibly entertain
madayA89
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Warren, I hope you read this 😍 Best tour ever 👌
Honestly the most fun I’ve had on a tour in my entire life. Warren was just the best vibe ❤️. Warren, if you’re rea
Lisa C
Lisa C
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Great historical walking tour — interesting and funny!
Great Old City walking tour! Jay was an awesome guide — spoke loudly and clearly so everyone caught everything, exp
Wander674178
Wander674178
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Loved it.
Warren was all knowing and all hilarious. We are still laughing. We would go again in a heartbeat. Loved the love s
Lovetochew
Lovetochew
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History was indeed hilarious!
Nobody should miss this tour. Sooooo much fun, had Warren as a guide really couldn’t imagine a better time. By the
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maurasJ6845QK
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Wonderful experience !
Tim the funny tour guy was great ! Everyone loved the tour . We brought 10 people some of whom live in Philadelphia
Eric L
Eric L
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Hootenanny
Our captain, Warren, was an absolute hoot! Part Will Smith, part Beyoncé with a pinch of Ben Franklin thrown in fo
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Alim M
3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Our guide took us back in time to the revolution with all his knowledge. Its was very fun experience.
Written January 29, 2023
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scott p
12 contributions
Jan 2023
This is a wonderful tour. Seamus was very knowledgeable, friendly and funny in an easy and effortless manner. We learned a ton about Pennsylvania and Philadelphia history. I would recommend this tour at the beginning of your stay in Philly, it will make the rest of your trip much more meaningful.
Written January 20, 2023
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Founding F
Thank you for the kind words. Seamus puts his heart and soul into his tours, and i am glad it shows. We care about the city and we are happy you enjoyed yourself! Try another tour soon
Written January 21, 2023
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JonJonBBQ
New York City, NY4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
The tour was fun and informative. The guide was knowledgeable and open to answering questions. Although it was January and the weather was cold for a walking tour, I am so glad my family and I took this tour!
Written January 16, 2023
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Founding F
Thank you Rachel. We take pride in our tours no matter the time of the year. We hope to see you at one of our other tours during the year
Written January 18, 2023
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Jenny B
118 contributions
Nov 2022
Let me just start by saying that Seamus is an exceptional historian. – We took this tour on a cold, blustery November day and while the weather was brutal, we hardly noticed because Seamus made our tour so fun and so educational. We learned so much about the history of the United States and Philadelphia in particular. When we asked questions, Seamus was always on-point with accurate historical information. I will honestly say that we took several other tours in Philadelphia (including an Italian Market Food Tour) and this is the only tour that was worthy of my review. Thank you, Seamus, for the most pleasant adventure. Our family enjoyed this tour so much. To all other people scanning reviews: if I had to pick one tour in Philadelphia, this would be the one. Seamus will take exceptional care of you and you will have the most delightful time!
Written January 14, 2023
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Founding F
Jenny, this is why we opened the company, to give quality tours to our visitors to our great city. We hope to see you on one of our other featured tours.
Written January 17, 2023
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Robyn Mitchell
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Fantastic. Our Guide Seamus was very knowledgeable and personable. We would definitely recommend this as a great way to start your Philly experience
Written December 15, 2022
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Paradox15
Raleigh, NC110 contributions
Jun 2022
What a great tour! I loved hearing all of the detailed stories about the history of where our country was founded. You hit all the hotspots and some unexpected places where you'll be the only ones walking there. I was able to take my dog along which is a huge bonus and very good him :) I really wish I could remember the young lady's name that did the tour-- she was truly a gem and knew her stuff like she lived it. I would do this again just to do it again. So worth it!!
Written November 29, 2022
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Wander728516
1 contribution
Nov 2022
Great tour. Seamus was incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining. A lot of energy and he made it fun!!
Written November 27, 2022
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Kathy J
Minneapolis, MN57 contributions
This is a great overview of Philly revolutionary history. Seamus did an awesome job of telling stories and holding everyone’s interest. I would highly recommend it!
Written November 14, 2022
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James
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Awesome tour and Tim was hugely charismatic and entertaining. The tour was full of great facts about the city with appropriate digs at its bordering states.
Written November 14, 2022
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Lynn C
3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Good summary tour but would have liked to be able to tour inside some of the buildings on the tour not just see outside. Good overall landmarks.
Written November 13, 2022
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