Robber Barons and Bluebloods, Philadelphia during the Gilded Age

Context Travel, LLC
What to expect
  • Explore a handful of opulent late 19th-century constructions during a three-hour, Gilded Age-themed walking tour
  • Hear stories about the Robber Barons and wealthy elite of the era who changed the landscape of the city
  • Visit sites of grandeur, such as the Ritz Carlton Hotel, City Hall, and various mansions
  • Enjoy an immersive and educational experience that will give you an all-new perspective on Philadelphia's past
This industrial three-hour walking tour is perfect way to learn all about Philadelphia's role during the Gilded Age!

You'll enjoy an in-depth look at the city's late 19th-century growth alongside a local historian, as you visit some of the indulgent residences constructed by the city's Robber Baron elite..

The tour begins at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, formerly the Girard Bank, and the extravagant City Hall, where you'll enjoy architectural commentary detailing the link between these buildings and how they were influenced by classical styles and the French Renaissance.

Next up, you may visit the Union League, Wetherill Mansion, or the Van Rensselaer Mansion, depending on the interests of your tour group. No matter where you go, your guide will offer insights into the place of these buildings both in the past and present of Philadelphia's urban landscape.

All in all, it should be quite a constructive experience!

Note: There is a 2 person minimum to book this activity and a 6 person maximum. Please inform vendor of any mobility concerns
Key Highlights
Price $360.00 per guest
Duration / Session 3 hours
# Sessions 1
Cancellation notice must be provided at least 48 hours in advance in order to receive a 85% refund.

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