The History of Medicine in Philadelphia Tour

Context Travel, LLC
What to expect
  • Explore Philadelphia from the context of its place in early American medical history during a three-hour walking tour
  • Hear incredible stories from a well-educated guide about early medical innovations in the city
  • Visit key sites, such as the home of Dr. Philip Syng Physick, the Christ Church Burial Ground, Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Mutter Museum
  • Enjoy a unique look at early Philadelphia that will give you a different perspective on this historic city
Sick of run-of-the-mill tours? This Philly excursion should be good for what ails you!

You'll be tracing the history of early medical innovation in America while touring the streets of what was one of its most important cities during the 18th century. The journey begins at a place few tours actually get to go into: the house of Dr. Philip Syng Physick, the "Father of American Surgery", and an important innovator in medical history during the post-Revolution years.

You'll also visit the Christ Church Burial Grounds, where several early leading physicians rest as well as victims of the yellow fever epidemics. Afterwards, you'll head to Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first, and home to one of the oldest surgery auditoriums in the world.

Finally, your guide will lead you to the Mutter Museum at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, where you'll find a collection of medical oddities, including photographs of unusual deformities and diseases.

Hope you're not squeamish!

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 $85.00 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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