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    Vampires, Sex, & Ghost Tour

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    Vampires! Pirates! Sultry sexcapades! All these and more take center stage on this R-rated guided adventure put together by university professor Joe Wojie. You'll explore deviant urban folklore surrounding numerous sites in Philadelphia, dating all the way back to the founding fathers: visit whipping posts, gallows, the red light district, and explore haunting myths of ghost ships and bloodsucking encounters. Designed for horror buffs, the thrills from this urban exploration will chill you to your very bone.
    Vampires, Sex, & Ghost Tour

    Old City, Philadelphia

    • Embark on a unique tour of Philadelphia that explores many of its darker urban legends
    • Visit historic sites of debauchery and death that will leave you chilled to the bone
    • Explore a whole new side to Philly as researched by university professor Joe Wojie
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    Founding Fathers Tour

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    Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, take a photo of the Liberty Bell, see where past presidents like George Washington lived, and learn about William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder. Discover the lively neighborhood culture as you pass art galleries and cafes, and top of your tour with a refreshing drink at a local pub. Start your 2-hour tour at the Independence Visitor Center, where you'll get great views of Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center and the US Mint. Throughout your tour, your friendly and knowledgeable guide will cater to your requests and preferences whenever possible.

    Visit the President's House Site, once the home of George Washington and John Adams during Philadelphia's tenure as the country's capital. View the Liberty Bell with the possibility of going inside, crowds permitting. Then continue to the Curtis Center, where you'll enter (weekdays only) for a view of Maxfield Parrish's Dream Garden beautiful mosaic mural.

    Then, it's off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn, the state's founder, and a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

    Continue through Independence National Park and see Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed. As you walk, learn about Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Philosophical Society, the 2nd Bank of the US and and Carpenter's Hall.

    Catch great views of the site of Ben Franklin's home as you walk through the Old City neighborhood. Soak up the high energy as you pass trendy cafes, shops and art galleries featuring interesting architecture.

    Your next top is the Old City Coffee shop, where you can grab a quick snack or beverage (own expense) before heading to Arch Street Meeting House, a US National Historic Landmark. Pass Betsy Ross House and hear stories of the birth of the American flag.

    Weave through the area's charming back alleys and wind up walking down Elfreth's Alley, one of the country's oldest continuously occupied residential streets.

    Enter into Christ Church, where the Founding Fathers once worshipped, and end your tour at a local pub for a craft brew or refreshing non-alcoholic beverage.
    Founding Fathers Tour

    229 Arch St, Philadelphia

    • Experience a historical walking tour of Philadelphia with a friendly, knowledgeable guide
    • See Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the home of past presidents like George Washington
    • Visit important sites like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church and Old City Hall
    • Soak up modern culture as you walk through neighborhoods filled with cafes and galleries
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    Independence Mall Tour

    Freedom Rings in Philly during this two hour, family friendly tour that takes you through the cradle of American Democracy! Be entertained as you reveal hidden secrets, fun trivia, and light hearted anecdotes about the City of Brotherly Love, and the men and women who defined it so many years ago. Adventure through historic Philadelphia and chronicle the early history of America's first city, learning more about famous characters including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton and the sites where they made history, such as the Liberty Bell, Declaration House, Independence Hall, Old City Hall, and the Betsy Ross House. It's the best US history lesson you will ever have, and you'll be kept laughing the whole time!
    Independence Mall Tour

    229 Arch St, Philadelphia

    • Enjoy an incredibly entertaining lesson in history on this guided tour of Philadelphia
    • Reveal hidden secrets, fun trivia, and light hearted anecdotes about the City of Brotherly Love
    • Learn about famous figures including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin
    • Snap photos of the most notable locations in American history, such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
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    Franklin Footsteps Walking Tour

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    Get in touch with Philly's favorite founding father during this 75-minute walking tour. As you walk, your local guide will offer insights into the Continental Congress and its prominent figures, including Ben Franklin. In this spirit, you'll hit up some of the city's most historic landmarks tied to the nation's founding, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenters' Hall, and the Betsy Ross House, where the original United States flag was made. You'll also visit Christ Church, where Ben Franklin himself worshiped, and the Christ Church Burial Ground, where he and numerous other historic leaders were interred. Finally, you'll learn all about the National Constitution Center, the latest attraction to hit the historic center, and a celebration of the U.S. Constitution. It's all about the Benjamin.
    Franklin Footsteps Walking Tour

    6th & Market St, Philadelphia

    • Step into United States history with a tour of Philly's historic district
    • Learn about Ben Franklin and other members of the Continental Congress
    • Visit landmarks such as Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, and Christ Church
    • Enjoy historical insights and anecdotes from a local guide
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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt (Philadelphia)

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    A three-hour, 1.8-mile scavenger hunt -- think you can hang? Begin your scavenger hunt in the historic downtown area where you'll embark on your adventure! Complete your challenges as you pass some of the most iconic places, including Betsey Ross' house and Elfreth's Alley. Plus, get easy directions using the Quest route on your phone! There's truly no better way to see Philadelphia. Needless to say, this is one scavenger hunt that everyone walks away from as a winner.
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt (Philadelphia)

    Washington Square, Philadelphia

    • Make your way through this invigorating scavenger hunt in Philadelphia!
    • Take in the beautiful views as you travel through this great city
    • Compete with friends or roll solo to solve 20 challenges in 3 hours!
    • Leave with scenic photos, awesome selfies, and warm memories
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    Historic Bootlegger's & Haunted Pub Crawl Tour

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    Get drunk on horror during this grim pub crawl tour that will leave your head spinning- one way or another. You'll enjoy a guided tour of Philly's historic waterfront, becoming acquainted with some of the many violent bootlegging legends, including Al Capone, Mickey Duffy, Waxey Gordon, and Leo Lanzetti. You'll also learn about some of the popular urban legends of the area, including tales of spirits that haunt the pubs and alleys, and ghost ships that frequent the harbor. In between explorations, you'll stop in at some of Philadelphia's most storied watering holes, where you'll have the chance to win free shots or beer, and have access to drink specials available only to tour members. Bottoms up!
    Historic Bootlegger's & Haunted Pub Crawl Tour

    Old City, Philadelphia

    • Learn about the notorious gangsters and hauntings of Philadelphia's famed waterfront
    • Discover the city's bootlegging history and visit some of its most popular watering holes
    • Enjoy three complimentary beverages, plus complimentary snacks, and drink specials
    • Chill your bones and ignite your imagination while getting to know the city
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    7 positive reviews
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    Real Philadelphia Tour

    Philadelphia is a lot more than a cracked bell! This Real Philly Tour is brimming with the type of insider tips and recommendations that take most locals an entire lifetime of living in Philly to discover. Following your expert local guide, reveal the hidden treasures of Philly's in-between streets, punctuated by the landmarks everyone's told you to visit. Yes, they're amazing, but there's so much more to Philly than "founding fathers" and "declarations." Find out about the curse of Billy Penn and visit the Italian Market for a 45 minute lunch break to discover food that will absolutely blow your mind. Of course, no Philly experience would be complete without a visit to LOVE Park and its iconic sculpture! You'll even get to see the Old Pine Street Church, known for its appearance in National Treasure. End your day near Reading Terminal Market because, frankly, it's not a good day until you've gotten a taste of Amish cuisine or gorged at Flying Monkey. And there's ALWAYS room for Bassetts ice cream. As you start to lay down some native Philadelphian lingo (i.e. Hoagies and Water Ice), you'll find yourself never wanting to leave the City of Brotherly Love!
    Real Philadelphia Tour

    8th and Walnut St, Philadelphia

    • Discover insider tips and recommendations of Philly on this guided walking tour
    • Explore the Italian Market for a plethora of options to spend your 45 minute lunch break
    • Visit LOVE Park to see the iconic sculpture and Old Pine Street Church, seen in National Treasure
    • End your day near Reading Terminal Market for a taste of genuine Amish cuisine and Bassetts ice cream
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    Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia

    Gain insight into America's colonial history on this small-group walking tour of Philadelphia, founded in the 17th century by William Penn as a haven for persecuted Quakers. Visit Powell House, which entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin; St Peter's Church, where the Founding Fathers worshiped; and Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell. Your guide will tell you about the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress. Meet at a central Philadelphia location and follow your guide on a 3-hour walking tour. You'll visit several historic houses, monuments and churches dating back to the 18th century, all of which played a role in the founding of the US.

    Learn about William Penn, who founded Philadelphia in the 17th century as a safe haven for persecuted Quakers. Make your way to the Society Hill neighborhood to visit Powel House. Built in 1765, this elegant Georgian brick mansion was bought by Samuel Powel, who served as the last mayor of Philadelphia under British rule. Hear how he frequently entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

    Continue to the Old City neighborhood to visit Christ Church, the first Protestant Episcopal church in the US and the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church.

    Stop by St Peter's Church, a historic church that opened in 1761 and served as the place of worship for many of the US Founding Fathers during the period of the Continental Congress. Learn how the building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996.

    Explore Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell which now houses the Centennial Bell. As you walk, your guide will explain how the city evolved during these times, and discuss the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution and beyond.
    Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia

    138 S 2nd St, Philadelphia

    • Learn about William Penn and the Founding Fathers during this Colonial Philadelphia walking tour
    • Visit Powel house, a historic mansion that entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin
    • Hear what events set the stage for the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence
    • Discover where the Liberty Bell originally stood at Independence Hall
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    University City Food Tour

    Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Philadelphia's University City, home to the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and Drexel University. Experience dynamic campus life as you follow your local guide to the universities' prettiest and most historical buildings. Admire Victorian architecture in surrounding neighborhoods, explore a city park, pass a cemetery and enjoy tasty bites from street food vendors. End your tour with a trolley ride! After meeting at 30th Street Station in the morning, you'll leave on foot down Market Street; stopping for a taste of the Caribbean at the first group of food truck stops. Down the road is Drexel University, a private research institution founded in 1891. Walk down one of the green quads and into the Main Building, the campus' oldest building. Marvel at the classical Renaissance architecture and its splendid interior, the multi-story arcaded walls of the Grand Court, all virtually unchanged since the university's founding.

    Walk down the hill past World Cafe Live, a live music venue, and enter Penn Park, a new green space with spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline.

    Pass some of the most iconic college sports venues in the country, such as Franklin Field and the Palestra, and then enter the heart of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) campus, which opened its doors in 1751 and credits Benjamin Franklin as its founder.

    At Franklin Field you will reach the second group of food trucks during the heart of lunch hour as you make your way to Penn's campus.

    Your guide will lead you past Fisher Library, an architectural masterpiece created by Frank Furness, and past College Hall, with its characteristic green hue. Enter Houston Hall, home of the country's first Student Union, and then continue up Locust Walk, a picturesque campus promenade.

    From there you will end up on Spruce Street with the third group of food trucks lining the streets and you'll be treated to something sweet at the final location.

    Lastly you'll walk through hidden preserves and a pond on the campus making your way to the trolley stop where your guide will provide a token for each person, valid for a ride on the trolley. From this point, you'll have the choice to ride back to 30th Street or continue to Center City.

    University City Food Tour

    30th Street Station, Philadelphia

    • Soak up the dynamic campus life of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University and their eclectic food trucks
    • Explore picturesque avenues, historical buildings and sports venues
    • Hear the fascinating history of the buildings you pass from your expert local guide
    • Try some of Philly's tasty bites from street food vendors in University City neighborhood
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    Independence Hall Photography Tour

    Looking to get a better picture of what Philadelphia is all about? This tour makes getting to know the city a snap! Grab your digital camera and explore the historical streets around Independence Hall alongside a professional photographer. As you walk, your guide will introduce you to some of the most significant landmarks in the United States, offering historical insights into each. Plus, he'll help you get set up to take some truly stunning photographs, offering tips on lense choice, composition, lighting, and other facets of professional photography. Your tour will largely focus on the area of Washington Square, where you'll shoot the first and second banks of the United States, Ben Franklin's grave, Elfreth's Alley, and Christ Church, among other sites. To conclude your experience, you'll also get in a twilight photoshoot of Independence Hall. A picture might be worth a thousand words, but only if you know enough to keep your thumb off of the lense.
    Independence Hall Photography Tour

    888 N 25th St, Philadelphia

    • Explore and photograph Independence Hall and Washington Square during a twilight tour
    • Receive photography tips and historical insights while being guided by a professional photographer
    • Set up and capture shots of such landmarks as the first and second banks of the United States, Ben Franklin's grave, Elfreth's Alley, and Christ Church
    • Get to know one of Philly's most historic neighborhoods and add some stunning photographs to your collection
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