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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 3 days ago
Great way to start my visit in Philly!

The Founding Fathers Tour was the best way I could have started my trip in Philly. Not only was Mike a highly intelligent and knowledgeable tour guide, he was so much fun to hang out with and explore the history of this city with. Great...More

Thank SummerScout
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded today

We think everyone should start out their visit to Philadelphia, but maybe we're a little biased... Thanks so much for telling us about your great experience with Mike, who really is a phenomenal guide. We hope you meet more of our great guides all around...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Awesome walking tour with Evan!

Had an amazing time on our walking tour today, we learned a lot of cool facts and got to see a very cool historic side of Philly!More

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

Reilly, we -- and Evan -- really appreciate your review! She may be new to the Urban Adventures team, but she's definitely of the UA mission and loves making it the best day for each of her travellers. Take some of our other tours --...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour for short trip to the City

We had one day in historic Philadelphia and this tour led by Adam was a great addition. He took us to sites we would have never found on our own. After you are done, you can go back to the places that interest you. Lines...More

1  Thank wascocat
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very disappointing

I felt we spent most of our time away from the main historical areas. We gained a lot of useless information when we were surrounded by the most significant places in U.S. history. Our guide was a nice guy, but seemed to think the more...More

2  Thank littlewhitedog
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review, littlewhitedog – we take in all feedback from our travelers and consider it seriously. While we strive to provide both a compelling and immersive historical experience on our History in HD tour, our goal as Urban Adventures guides is also...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Incredible Walking Tour with Josh S.

Visiting for the first time from Boise, Idaho, my son Henry and I were so fortunate to come across Urban Adventures as a top pick for tours in the area. Our guide, Josh S., was extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and entertaining. He personalized the tour by...More

2  Thank Carrie H
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Carrie, your feedback is very much appreciated, and Josh will be really pleased that he could make your day the best ever. If you need help finding other great tours to take within our Urban Adventures network, don't hesitate to reach out at anytime!

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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
Estela H
27 June 2018|
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Response from Scott T | Reviewed this property |
We ended at Campos phillysteak sandwich shop. Around the corner from the starting point.
9 June 2018|
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2 hours