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Philadelphia Historic African American Tours, LLC

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Address: Independence Visitor Center, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: +1 610-892-0623
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"This tenacity for survival is embedded in the history of African...

"This tenacity for survival is embedded in the history of African American resistance and an intense desire to be free." J.H. Shiele (2005). PHAAT will only be able to provide step on tours until further notice. Join us for an intimate African American tour on your bus or van for an experience which bridges gaps in American history. Operating year round: **Tours are by reservation only.**

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Originally, I took my boys (ages 7 & 10) on this tour because I wanted to go telling them that they may not enjoy it because it wasn't a park or the zoo. However, as they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 17, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Originally, I took my boys (ages 7 & 10) on this tour because I wanted to go telling them that they may not enjoy it because it wasn't a park or the zoo. However, as they experienced the tour with me I noticed them taking pictures of the things that were talked about and also actively listening to our guide.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

I learner so much about the history of Philadelphia , and where I as a black person make a different in the state as a whole . I'm glad i did your tour , in the city again I will bring you a donut :) thanks in Advance for providing me with a history lesson YOU Made my DAY

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I would love a doughnut 😂 Peace and many blessings❣ More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

I can't thank Charlene Palmore-Lewis enough for her expertise. She gave an excellent tour and showed my hometown in a way I have never seen it before. We were hosting our 35th reunion so Charlene gave my family a very unique and one of a kind tour. I don't know how she keeps it all in her head but I... More 

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Mount Vernon, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

What a wonderful experience! The passionate historic story telling of Mrs. Charlene Palmore-Lewis was so dynamic that I felt like I was present in history. She made every story relatable, even using members of the tour to describe and relive events. Charlene's in-depth knowledge of American history and in particular African American History in Philadelphia made our tour memorable and... More 

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

The PHAAT tour was exceptional and outstanding. Charlene & her driver, Jeff, were incredible. Charlene is a total history book. She gave us so much information I surely felt that I had lived back in time. She didn't miss a beat with the knowledge and experience she left in my mind. And Jeff was an outstanding bus driver. On those... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

The tour was awesome. Mrs. Charlene was very knowledgeable of the black history of Philadelphia. She shared a wealth of knowledge with the youth. Chaperones were very pleased at how well the presentation was delivered. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to know more about the presence of African Americans in Philadelphia. For my first time visiting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Despite our bus issues and delay of over 1 hour and 30 minutes, Charlene provided a full tour for our youth and chaperones. She was knowledgeable and a great guide. !!!This is a must !!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This was an Awesome tour & Charlene Palmore-Lewis is an Amazing tour guide! She shared a wealth of information & history. I learned so much about Philadelphia & learning about my AME history was a bonus! I highly recommend this tour for everyone who visits Philadelphia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This tour was exceptional and the knowledge exibited by the tour guide was unbelieveable. If you want to know the history of Philadelphia , take this amazing tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Charlene is wonderful. She is full of "excitement" and knowledge. Best historical tour I have taken. I have traveled to Philadelphia many times but never have seen it by tour. She is very comprehensive. I strongly recommend this tour when visiting the city. Edee A.

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