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    Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour

    Dare to visit more than 15 of Philly's frights and sights on a ghoulish outdoor walking adventure. Walk the cobblestone streets of historic Philadelphia and catch the Spirits of '76 come alive.

    Hear chilling stories about the Spirits of '76, featuring:

    • Haunted Facts - Hear stories about the Master of the Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, who used to reside in Philadelphia and learn about Leo Callahan, the only prisoner to escape from Eastern State Penitentiary and never be captured!
    • Haunted Folklore - Learn about the legendary ghosts that inhabit Independence Hall, the spirits of Carpenters' Hall, the dancing statue of Benjamin Franklin at Library Hall and paranormal Pine Street happenings.
    • Haunted Movie Sets - See famous film locations from big screen thrillers such as The Sixth Sense, Shooter, National Treasure and more!

    This tour is seasonal and operates from April to November.

    Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour

    North Philadelphia, Philadelphia

    • Visit more than 15 of Philly's frights and sights on a ghoulish outdoor walking adventure
    • Hear chilling tales about the Spirits of '76, featuring stories about the Master of the Macabre and Edgar Allan Poe
    • Discover haunted folklore, including the legendary ghosts that inhabit Independence Hall
    • See famous film locations from big screen thrillers such as The Sixth Sense and Shooter
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    Segway Tour

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    See top Philadelphia sights including the Historic District, Penn's Landing, the Italian Market, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill on a stimulating 1-hour Segway ride. Complete a 5-mile or 10-mile loop - with the opportunity to ride along the Delaware River Trail. This small-group tour is limited to six people, ensuring more personalized attention from your guide. You'll start your Segway tour of Philadelphia with an orientation session then continuing by cruising through the Historic District to Penn's Landing and the Delaware River via Welcome Park where your guide will initiate you in the founding of the City and the grid-like streets on a 5-mile or 10-mile route. Cruise down the River (on land!) and then back to Head House Square. Depending on the option you choose, your glide will take you past many of the historic homes in wonderful tree-lined residential neighborhood, filled with stories of the the 1800s and home to some great little coffee shops and restaurants. Along the way, your guide will stop for photo ops and entertain you with fun stories and facts about Philadelphia's history. See more than 15 Philadelphia attractions on the this route! This loop takes you through the Historic District, Penn's Landing and the Delaware River via Welcome Park for an introduction to major city sites. You'll pass the Italian Market, the host of beautiful murals painted along several buildings, and travel around the mosaic clad site of the Magic Gardens on South Street. Along your journey you will see important historical sites such as the First Bank of the United States and several old churches that helped establish William Penn's "freedom of worship" philosophy.
    Segway Tour

    7 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia

    • Tour Phily as you ride your Segway on a 5-mile loop of Center City
    • View the city's best landmarks such as the Italian Market, Independence Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
    • Learn fascinating facts about the city's history from your knowledgeable guide
    • Comfortably ride your segway with instructions and training before embarking on this personalized small-group tour
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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

    101 S Independence Mall E, 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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    Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Trolley Tour

    City of "Brotherly" Love? Sure it sounds like a whole bunch of nuggies and charlie horses ... But any place that invented the cheesesteak sandwich can't be half bad, right? Get your fill of Philly with this hop-on/hop-off Trolley Tour, and find out how special Pennsylvania's iconic city really is! Each trolley is a fashionable, Victorian-style, "open air" ride, which makes for spectacular viewing and a truly immersive experience! As you ride, onboard staff will teach you all about Philadelphia with anecdotes and fun facts about various sites of interest. Something catch your eye? Jump off and explore on foot! With one, two, and three-day passes available, you can explore the city at your own pace. Just don't make fun of their football team. Or Rocky.
    Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Trolley Tour

    5th & Market St, Philadelphia

    • Explore Philadelphia with a hop-on/hop-off trolley tour
    • Learn about various sites and the city's history thanks to live narration
    • Get off at the sites that interest you most to explore on foot
    • Enjoy great views and immerse yourself in city life with open-air viewing
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    Philly Historic District Tour

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    If you've got an affinity for capturing Old World charm, then this tour of Historic Philadelphia is just right for you! Camera in hand, you'll walk through the most historic square mile in the United States -- home of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Ben Franklin's Post Office, and more! You'll also stop by Elfreth's Alley, the oldest, continuously lived-in residential street in the US! Along the route, there are even Old City Coffee and Christ Church to visit, both of which have plenty of quaint, Old World qualities that beg to be photographed. If you choose to venture to Society Hill as well, you'll explore the 18th and 19th-century houses that make up the neighborhood. You'll have the opportunities to photograph unique architecture, street scenes, and the historic Old Pine and Saint Peter's churches! By the end of the tour, there'll be plenty of new images that you can add to your photography portfolio!
    Philly Historic District Tour

    6th & Market St, Philadelphia

    • Take a walking tour of the historic district in Philly
    • Find amazing shots for your camera that will thrill you
    • Discover how to take better photos from the experts
    • Increase your camera knowledge and skills
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    Italian Market Food Tour

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    Take a satisfying tour of Philadelphia's famous Italian Market- the oldest and largest Italian market in the country- as you explore both its history and cuisine. Your knowledgeable and entertaining host will take you on a journey through the history of the market and share expert tips on the best stops and must-try treats. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to sample delicious dishes of your own choosing as you explore the sights and tastes of another region. With such a rich culture (and even richer cuisine), you'll soon discover why Philadelphia foodies flock to this remarkable market.
    Italian Market Food Tour

    919 S 9th St, Philadelphia

    • Enjoy a 2-hour tour of the oldest and largest Italian market in the country
    • Check out cool locations like Rizzo Mural, Taffet's, and Anastasi Fish Market
    • Sample some of the tastiest food in the market
    • Discover the rich history and culture that has shaped this beloved neighborhood
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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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    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

    226 W Rittenhouse Square, 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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    Museum of Art + Schuylkill River Banks

    Philadelphia has a rich history, one which has some of the most iconic landmarks. This photography class and tour is for those interested in seeing one of Philadelphia’s most photogenic locations on the banks of the Schuylkill River. You will kick your tour off at the bottom of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Rocky steps and you will walk around the Art Museum, and the Fairmount Water Works. History will really come to life as you have the opportunity to photograph the inspiring Rocky Statue and embrace the beauty that lives within this area. Then you will proceed along the Schuylkill River Bank. You will be able to explore the area, enjoy wonderful views of Philadelphia’s skyline, Boat House Row and the wide variety of flora and fauna on the banks of the Schuylkill River, and take photographs of the amazing and breathtaking views. After this tour you will gain many irreplaceable photos and memories that will be everlasting!
    Museum of Art + Schuylkill River Banks

    Spring Garden St, Philadelphia

    • Embark on a photography tour of Philadelphia's most photogenic location
    • Walk around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and photograph the beautiful Rocky Statue
    • Take in the wonderful views of the Philadelphia skyline and the Boat House Row
    • Treat yourself to a day of adventure and exploration that will last you a lifetime
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    Philadelphia Ghost Tours

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    Philadelphia may be the Cradle of Liberty, but it's also a city spooked by true ghastly stories! Come experience the haunted side of the city that inspired Edgar Allan Poe to write "The Murders of Rue Morgue" and "The Raven"; a city frightening enough to contain Bram Stoker's research for "Dracula" and inspire David Lynch's "Eraserhead." Following your expert local guide as you discover the haunted history of the nation's most historic city, hear accounts of love lured specters, tormented souls of war, and the sorrowful woes of traitors and the repentant dead at Old St. Mary's and Old St. Joe's. Visit notable locations like Independence Hall, City Tavern, Washington Square, and Dr. Physick's House, with potential sightings of desecrating German Soldiers, tragic Edgar Allan Poe, and Bishop White's murderous cook, and maybe even a dancing Ben Franklin!
    Philadelphia Ghost Tours

    239 Arch St, Philadelphia

    • Discover the haunted history of The City of Brotherly Love on this guided walking tour
    • Hear the real stories of tormented souls of war and the sorrowful woes of traitors and the repentant dead
    • Snap photos of Independence Hall, City Tavern, Washington Square, and Dr. Physick's House
    • Potentially catch a glimpse of famed Philadelphia haunts like the dancing ghost of Ben Franklin
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