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“Engaging, Enlightening Conversation”

Context Philadelphia Tours
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Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia
Ranked #43 of 75 Tours in Philadelphia
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Owner description: Context organizes small-group walking tours of Philadelphia led by university professors and museum curators of the city's history, art, and culture. Walks are organized either privately or as group walks, and run daily. A finalist in National Geographic's Geotourism Challenge, Context focuses on a sustainable approach to visiting and discovering the fascinating corners of Philadelphia
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Engaging, Enlightening Conversation”
Reviewed October 4, 2011

Our guide was exceptional...deeply versed in colonial material culture, enormously empathetic to a variety of historical actors, and an extraordinary conversationalist. In another job she supervises other guides and docents.....and that breadth of experience showed.

We initially asked for a modification in the starting time and then had to change the day itself.....and were always told "no problem"; overall, very good admin support. When we conveyed to the guide sometime before the walk itself our personal intrerests and disinterests, she responded in a wonderfully creative fashion. Overall, a truly memorable highlight of our trip.

Visited October 2011
2 Thank William Craig D
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Sugar Land, Texas
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“Colonial City alive centuries later!”
Reviewed September 22, 2011

A trip to Philadelphia is not complete unless you visit the old city. It is not just dead white guys with Context Travel. Justine walked us through telling us stories about the Founding Fathers, their way of life, their sacrifices, and their exceptualism. You live and breathe the history. If Context is available, they are the ONLY ones I will tour with. I have used Context Travel both here and abroad because of their knowledge and expertise. Their docents usually have post grad or doctoral degrees so they know their stuff. Most important they can share their knowledge in an entertaining way. I highly recommend Context Travel - you'll never follow an umbrella again.

Visited August 2011
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