The Billy Penn Tour

What to expect
  • Take a walking tour of the bustling metropolis of Philadelphia
  • Learn about how it developed from a small settlement into a large city
  • Snap photos of fighting Quakers, a cross-dressing Irishmen, and even a 10-ton clothespin
  • Hear surprising stories about the city's known landmarks like City Hall
Philadelphia all started with William Penn, who probably never imagined the city would grow into the metropolis it is today! During this tour, you'll get to travel back in time and learn about the development and growth of this dynamic city. How did Billy Penn himself grow into the larger-than-life statue atop what was supposed to be the world's tallest building?

You'll walk through the streets around that building and Philly's City Hall. Hear surprising stories behind the landmarks that you've never heard before!

Along the way, you'll encounter fighting Quakers, cross-dressing Irishmen, and even an Italian boxer. Bring your camera along to snap pictures of a 10-ton clothespin and a greenhouse in a combat plane. What even are all these things?! Well, there's only one way to find out.

Philadelphia's story, like America's, was only just beginning after the Revolution, so come and walk through the next couple of chapters with us, and we'll introduce you to the city as it lives today.

Note: The tour is free. Exact meeting location will be given upon confirmation.
Key Highlights
Price Free!
Duration / Session 90 min
# Sessions 1
As a courtesy to fellow participants, please provide at least 24 hours cancellation notice.

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