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    Eastern State Penitentiary Tour

    If you like photographing the creepy, the dark, and the sinister, then this tour will take you some place right up your alley. You'll visit the now-abandoned Eastern State Penitentiary that once housed Al Capone! What with its crumbling walls, twisted metal, and broken glass, you'll find plenty of unique photo opportunities. There'll also be plenty of natural light from the skylights above. Learn more about photography while discovering some of Philadelphia's past. Hint: this setting is ideal for experimenting with black and white images.
    Eastern State Penitentiary Tour

    2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia

    • Explore the abandoned Eastern State Penitentiary in Philly that once housed Al capone
    • Discover new photo subjects, such as crumbling walls, twisted metal, and broken glass
    • Experiment with black and white imagery in this eerie, dark setting
    • Study the past and learn more about the institution
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    Rittenhouse Square and Neighborhood Tour

    Enjoy a tour of beautiful Rittenhouse Square, an urban park located in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Philadelphia. You'll venture into the park to take photographs of its people, flora, and design. Then you'll explore the neighborhood's streets and alleys to discover many wonderful compositions. If you've got a love for elegant 19th and 20th century architecture, you'll love what Rittenhouse Square has to offer!
    Rittenhouse Square and Neighborhood Tour

    18th & Walnut St , Philadelphia

    • Enjoy a tour of a beautiful urban park in Philly
    • Take amazing photos of the people and the flora that reside in the neighborhood
    • Discover new photography secrets from the pros
    • Put your creativity to the test on this tour
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    Historic and Haunted Pub Tour

    Spend a fun and fascinating evening socializing and learning about Philadelphia's dark side on this pub crawl. Your guide will entertain you with stories of pirates, ghosts and gangsters such as Al Capone and Leo Lanzetti on this tour that takes you to at least three local taverns. Savor a free beer, shot and snack; take advantage of drink specials; and answer trivia questions to win more free beer. This tour is the perfect way to learn more about Philadelphia while enjoying a relaxing night out meeting new people! Your pub crawl begins at Independence Visitor Center where you can make your way to the pubs to access exclusive drink specials. Once everyone's settled, you'll receive your complimentary beer, shot and snack.

    Relax with your food and drink and get to know the rest of your group, while your knowledgeable guide periodically regales you with spooky and scandalous tales from Philadelphia's history. After a couple of hours, hit the streets and walk to two more historic taverns.

    At each bar, you'll be eligible for drink specials and have time to mix and mingle with your group as your guide shares more anecdotes about Philadelphia's past. Learn about pirates, ghosts, and Prohibition gangsters including Al Capone, Mickey Duffy, Waxey Gordon and Leo Lanzetti who fought to control the city's liquor trade.

    Throughout your tour, your guide will also lead icebreakers and drinking games. Plus, you'll have the chance to answer trivia questions and win free drinks!

    Your historic and haunted pub crawl includes about 8 blocks of walking and wraps up around 10pm at Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square. From there, it's easy to keep exploring the city's nightlife with your new friends!
    Historic and Haunted Pub Tour

    1 North Independence Mall W, Philadelphia

    • Enjoy a pub crawl of Philadelphia including the city's most historic and haunted taverns
    • Visit three taverns and enjoy plenty of time drinking and socializing on this festive walking tour
    • Learn about pirates, tavern spirits and bootleggers from Philadelphia's colorful history
    • Enjoy drink specials at each bar and play trivia games to win free drinks
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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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    Looking for a way to turn Philadelphia into a giant game board? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the amazing race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Philadelphia. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. The adventure begins in the heart of the historic center of town and will take you on a journey among amazing iconic sights, famous houses, cool murals and other secret spots of the city. So put down that Philly cheese steak and declare your independence from boredom...Play the Game, See the Sights, and Experience Philadelphia in a whole new way!
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt (Philadelphia)

    Washington Square, Philadelphia

    • Compete in a fun, interactive scavenger hunt around the city of Austin guided by your smartphone
    • Answer questions and complete challenges to guide you to your next location on the tour
    • Adventure by famous Philadelphia landmarks such as the Liberty Bell and the Betsy Ross House
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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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