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The Black Journey: An African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia provided by The Black Journey Philadelphia Walking Tour

The Black Journey: An African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

The Black Journey: An African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
The tour will commence at the Independence Visitor's Center with an introduction to the topic of Black History during the colonial period. You will hear about the role that Black Americans played in the founding of the nation. The group will continue to the President’s House and hear about the 9 enslaved people who were held there. The group will hear about Martha Washington's handmaid who ran away to escape slavery. The next stop is Congo Square where people of African descent held celebrations. It is also a potter's field where free and enslaved Africans are still buried to this day. The next stop is Bishop White's house. He ordained two Black pastors. One pastor started the African Methodist Episcopal Church. You will hear about the liberation of a woman whose slave owner attempted to abduct her back into slavery and the trial of her rescuers. You will also see the traditional sites of Independence Hall, liberty bell, Congress Hall, and much more
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 130374P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
In-Person Guide
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA Please meet the guide holding a "Black Journey Tour" sign on the NE corder of 6th and Market Streets in front of the Independence Visitors Center.
Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Inclusions
In-Person Guide
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA Please meet the guide holding a "Black Journey Tour" sign on the NE corder of 6th and Market Streets in front of the Independence Visitors Center.
Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
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 35 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Independence Visitor Center
    599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Please meet the guide holding a "Black Journey Tour" sign on the NE corder of 6th and Market Streets in front of the Independence Visitors Center.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Independence Hall
  • 1
    The President's House
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Liberty Bell Center
    Congress Hall
  • 2
    Washington Square Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Independence Hall
    520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    See address & details
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PJ H
Washington DC, DC32 contributions
Very good
This was an amazing walking tour of independence square and landmarks and buildings around it from a black history perspective. Learned a ton from our tour guide Myjule. Highly recommend.
Written July 30, 2021
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Della Beaver
6 contributions
Awesome Experience!
Jul 2021 • Friends
Raina was absolutely amazing during our tour. She was knowledgeable and we loved learning about the Black experience in Philadelphia. I would highly recommend this tour! Thanks so much Raina!
Written July 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

RPMPhilly
Philadelphia, PA154 contributions
5 out of 5 Stars - A Must Do Tour for Tourists & Philadelphians Alike
Jun 2021
Raina, our tour guide, was terrific, a great storyteller, and an outstanding creator of a fantastic triptik to the past with an emphasis and lens of people of African descent. Now that I type that I realize that statement is unclear. The tour, written by an attorney with incredible knowledge and perspective, is an opportunity to learn a more inclusive history of our nation's earliest days. Be prepared to see more in our nation's past which we don't often learn about in history books. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and listened carefully the whole time.
Written June 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gnawlie
Philadelphia, PA6 contributions
History you might not know
Jun 2021 • Friends
An important historical eye opener about the slaves,self-emancipation in Philadelphia and how history does repeat itself. Our guide Raina(?) was passionate and compassionate. Worth the walk in the hot sun!
Written June 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

engine3516p3412
7 contributions
My Historical City I Never Knew
Jul 2019 • Business
I enthusiastically recommend this tour, as I learned facts I had never been taught in school, or even heard of. I appreciate Philadelphia much more now, and I'm sure you will too. Book it!
Written July 28, 2019
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FredinTexas
Waco, TX81 contributions
Raina is terrific. A must do
The tour was amazingly conceived. As we walked past our independence history we discovered that there was a parallel black history. It opened my eyes even more to the horrors of slavery but also the triumphs of the black leaders in that time.
Well done, well researched. Raina is a personable and a delight.
Written June 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tara A
New York City14 contributions
Great Walking Tour
Jun 2019 • Business
Raina was an excellent tour guide. This is a labor of love for her, & it shows through the extensive research she’s done to create the experience. The tour is the perfect amount of time (1.5 hours) & walking (1.5 miles) & gives what Raina calls (& I agree) a “nuanced” perspective of the USA’s contradictory history. I would recommend this experience to anyone traveling to Philly. There were also a lot of Philly natives on my tour!
Written June 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Guide62532790870
Cherry Hill, NJ1 contribution
Great tour!
May 2019 • Solo
Raina is the tour guide and did an excellent job. The tour started at the visitor center and that’s where Raina greeted me with her awesome personality. She’s very knowledgeable in what she is doing. Learned a lot about African American history in Philly that you don’t learn elsewhere. Highly recommend this tour!
Written June 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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