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We offer the best and most historically interesting walking tour in Philadelphia, which includes The Declaration House, Liberty Hall, Congress Hall, Old City Hall, The Philosophical Society, Carpenter Hall, Benjamin Rush House, City Tavern, Franklin...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1800 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103-7421
+1 610-642-2410
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

David was a great host. He presented a lot of informaon about the creation of our nation and Philadelphia’s part of Independence. The information about the creators of this nation was fascinating. Good walking tour of sites relevant to the period of Independence. Good overview...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was fabulous - Kyle was so knowledgeable, and definitely achieved his aims of “educate, entertain and enrich”. Really recommend this

1  Thank riiiaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide David was an amazing source of information, not only about the historic sites but also the stories behind the men and women whom lived it. His sense of humor was refreshing, and he was able to weave in current events with the political...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I did the tour with Brian. Brian was very knowledgeable and made the whole tour very interesting. I would highly recommend this tour . I'm sure glad I took this tour.

2  Thank Howard K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was great! I loved the history and background. It was also very interesting to my teen age boys. Now that is the best compliment.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family decided to take three tours with Bow Tie Tours. Mr. Cross did an excellent job with the walking tour of historic Philadelphia! He was very thorough in his discussion of the local sites and was able to answer any questions we had without...More

1  Thank CBrandon
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We came upon bow tie more by accident as we were still jet-lagged and were looking for the earliest option, which just happened to be bow tie tours. Couldn't have been better! Kyle was a well learned and entertaining tour guide, opting for a route...More

2  Thank Marcel W
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This was a great tour! We started our trip in Philly with this and it was a fantastic way to start our trip. Our guide was knowledgeable and really interested in the info he was giving us. He shared lots of great facts and details...More

1  Thank kjleclair4
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The 1 1/2 hour walking tour of Philadelphia was the most interesting and informative tour I have ever been on. The tour guide was well spoken and added in funny pieces of information. Not at all dry and boring like other tours I have been...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2018

We wanted to learn a little bit of history in Philly. And David was an excellent guide. Knowlegdeable, good humored, helpful - you cant have more. From the Declaration of Independence to Rockies steps, David had stories, background and a certain seriously at the same...More

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February 27, 2018|
Response from David C |
Hi. Our “Independence Extraordinaire Tour includes admission to Independence Hall, 2nd National Bank, Christ Church, Congress Hall, and Carpenter’s Hall.”
August 24, 2016|
Response from davidY4746NV |
The regular walking tour goes visits the sites without going into them. (You can have a lengthier private tour that does go in style sites.). All of the sites he visits are free to go inside except for the Betsy Ross house... More
Zoe Z
April 19, 2016|
Response from davidY4746NV |
Tours start at the Visitor's Center at 6th and Market Street. The guide will be out front wearing a bow tie at 10, 12, at 2!