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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

  • See Philadelphia’s essential landmarks in the space of an afternoon
  • Learn all about the city’s history and hear funny anecdotes from your guide
  • Stop for a drink in Old City, one of Philadelphia’s coolest neighborhoods
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
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Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States, and is home to many major historical monuments and landmarks. On this intimate walking tour, you’ll see most of Philadelphia’s essential sights, all while learning about the City of Brotherly Love’s history from your guide. In the company of a small group, visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court, and more, and wind down with a cold beverage in Old City.

What to Expect

This afternoon tour kicks off at the Philly Tour Hub, conveniently located in the heart of Old City. Meet your guide and set off on an in-depth exploration of Philadelphia. This small-group tour guarantees a personal, up-close experience.

Begin at the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewed, and continue through Old City. You’ll see Elfreth’s Alley (the country’s oldest continually occupied residential street), the church where the Founding Fathers worshiped, and Franklin Court, once home to Benjamin Franklin.

Then, continue to Independence Mall. Admire the exterior of Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence was signed), visit the Liberty Bell, and look out for the US Mint. Throughout your tour, your guide will share insight and stories about Philadelphia’s history.

The tour concludes at a popular local establishment in Old City, where you’ll enjoy a craft beer or a soft drink. Or, upgrade to enjoy a craft beer tasting and tour experience.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Historical Philadelphia

We fully enjoyed our founding fathers tour! This was our first time in Philadelphia and this tour let us tap into the history of the area. Our tour guide Rob was very knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic!!

1  Thank Vanessa V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Comprehensive tour of the Old City

Great general overview of the principal sights in the historic district. Our guide was enthusiastic and kept us going for 2 1/2 hours even though it was raining. I recommend taking the tour on your first day and then re visit the sites at your...More

1  Thank Sonia G
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, Sonia. We do recommend to our travellers to enjoy museum entries for before or after the tour -- or otherwise book a private custom excursion with us -- as there is so much to see and experience in two hours!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent Historical Overview

The sites are well chosen, the tour guide (Adam) was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He was enthusiastic and gave excellent recommendations about the city. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Philly...highly recommend!

Thank Hollie W
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tell all your friends to make us their highlight! We love our city, and we're glad Adam got to show you the best of it!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour with our tour guide Dick

Hello, we booked with Urbanadventures a few weeks before we left for a.o. visit to Philidelphia and we had a great experience with them. First of all, we were a bit too late due to late arrival in the city and Dick, our guide, sent...More

1  Thank Dieter P
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well thanks a ton for your review of our guide Dick! He'll be thrilled to hear your feedback, and we hope you look up our other cool tours in other cities all over the world!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The REAL Historic Philly

My family's tour host was 'Mike'. Mike is a history major at Temple and boy does he know his history (not just Philly and colonial history). Mike was engaging, funny, had interesting side stories AND answered all our novice history questions. Based on our questions...More

2  Thank David S
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really appreciate you recommending our tour to all of our future travellers! We're glad to hear you had fun hanging out with our guide Mike and getting to know our awesome city. Come back anytime, David, and bring your friends and family!

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Lisa Xian F
8 August 2018|
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Response from Cappy2200 | Reviewed this property |
What breed and how many pounds....then call the tour and ask. There are many pet sitters and walkers in town that can baby sit your dog. Ask Google for dog sitting, center city, philadelphia
28 July 2018|
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Response from Jennifer G | Reviewed this property |
I thought I answered this already but still here so will do so again. It is a lot of walking and they cover a lot so it keeps moving. That said, they stop along the way to talk about sites and you can generally stand or sit... More
Norman S
30 June 2018|
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Response from wascocat | Reviewed this property |
No it does not. You can purchase timed tickets at the visitor center to visit before or after