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Founding Footsteps

Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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A revolutionary tour company entertaining tourists and locals alike. Philadelphia isn’t just our job, it’s our home. Support a local company tat gives back to its’ community.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
302 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2114
+1 609-795-1776
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great tour for a business retreat or outing! Incredible informative and fun, overall an amazing experience

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Maura M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to do this trip because he is not from the Philly area and I wanted him to see some amazing things, plus bringing a six pack for the trip makes it that much better. I learned some things even I...More

Thank avarnis2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought tickets for my Dad and his girlfriend as a Christmas gift this year. We scheduled our BYO tour this past Saturday. It was such a blast! Tim was friendly, excited and hilarious. I've lived in Philly for almost 6 years and never took...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Katherine H
Reviewed January 29, 2019

Can't say enough good things about Founding Footsteps tour and our guide Tim. Hosted a group of 30 team members from Ireland, Chicago, NYC for a corporate kickoff and they loved it. Tim led the tour and was the perfect leader combining fun, history and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

The tour was really educational and funny and entertaining. Our group had a really great time! It was a small group on our tour since the forecast for that day wasn't great, but it didn't effect the experience at all and Tim did a wonderful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank katieannm25
Reviewed January 14, 2019

We live in Philly and were looking for a fun and different weekend activity and this was absolutely perfect. Even if you are local, you learn so much about the history of the city in a very fun and interactive way. The tour guide, Tim,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time on this tour. Both law students, we were already somewhat informed on the history, but our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. We learned so much about the history of our founding fathers that we had never known...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

Took my family on a tour and it was the best! The guide was super fun and incredibly knowledgeable. She made history exciting, fun, and it really came to life.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wigglybuttz
Reviewed January 8, 2019

We did the holiday light tour, it was such a fun evening, the musicians were exceptional, the trolley was decked out for the season and the lights were lovely. Can't wait to do it again next year - it's going to be a new Christmas...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TanyaStroh
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

So much fun! Had a great time singing and being driven around the city to see all the holiday lights. Can’t wait to do it again with my friends next year. I am horrible with names but I believe Jeremy and Justin were our guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Nancy H
March 5, 2019|
Response from FoundingFootsteps | Property representative |
We will be adding Sundays this year! Dates for the spring and summer will be posted by late next week. Thanks for checking us out!
February 16, 2019|
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Response from Timothy M | Property representative |
All of our tours are kid friendly unless they specify 21+. If you're taking our Historically Hilarious BYOB tour I would recommend the 1pm time slot.
November 28, 2018|
Response from Sightsee641916 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the trolley is heated. You should still bundle up as you will also be outside a lot too. It was so fun - enjoy!