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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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    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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    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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    Constitutional Walking Tour

    The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia takes you on a walking journey through America's Most Historic Area - the birthplace of America's nation. Step back in time to see where The Declaration of Independence and The United States Constitution were created. This 75-minute walking adventure includes more than 20 historic sites in the Independence National Historical Park, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

    Philadelphia is best seen by foot. See more than 20 historic sites and attractions in 75 minutes on a 1.25-mile outdoor walking journey, including:

    • Independence Hall
    • The Liberty Bell Center
    • Betsy Ross House
    • National Constitution Center
    • Declaration House
    • Signers' Walk
    • Carpenters' Hall
    • Franklin Court
    • B. Free Franklin Post Office
    • Christ Church Burial Ground
    • The First Bank of the U.S.
    • Congress Hall
    • Old City Hall
    • Library Hall
    • Christ Church
    • The Signer
    • Second Bank of the U.S.
    • New Hall Military Museum
    • Arch Street Friends Meeting House

    This tour is seasonal and operates from April to November only.

    Constitutional Walking Tour

    525 Arch St, Philadelphia

    • Journey through the historic birthplace of the American nation
    • Visit more than 20 historic sites in the Independence National Historical Park, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
    • Learn the stories of these historically rich sites with a friendly, knowledgeable tour guide
    • Enjoy this 1.25-mile outdoor walking journey and experience the city's landmarks best seen by foot
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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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    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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    Historic and Haunted Pub Tour

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    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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    Independence Mall Tour

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    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

    239 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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    Chinatown Food Tour

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    You don't need a passport for a trip to mainland China, Korea, and Vietnam. On this exploration of Philly's Chinatown, there will be frequent stops to sample delicious treats and learn about the area's fascinating history. Just a few stops on this food tour include: Asian Arts Initiative, Fo Shou Temple, Fortune Cookie Factory, Noodle Factory, Tea Talk Bread, Top Bakery, and the "House of Dragons" Fire House. As you go, you'll find out how Chinatown changed from a society of bachelor railroad workers to the thriving district you see today. This food tour is about more than just food: it's journey through history that will fulfill both your appetite and your sense of wonder.
    Chinatown Food Tour

    1218 Arch St, Philadelphia

    • Explore the rich and growing culture of Philly's own Chinatown on this 3 hour food tour
    • Sample delicacies like moon cakes, bubble tea, soup dumplings, and Vietnamese sandwiches
    • See the Friendship Gate, Asian Arts Initiative, Noodle Factory, and more
    • Learn about the neighborhood's rich cultural history
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    Haunted History Tour

    You've grown up learning about the Quakers, the Founding Fathers, and all of that jazz that happened during Philadelphia's younger days... but what you don't hear is the stuff about the ghosts and the supernatural terror! Come celebrate the spookier side of Philadelphia's history during this eerie walking tour! You'll encounter tales of alleged ghost sightings, one of which includes a dancing Ben Franklin! Hear stories of actual terror that occurred in the city, ranging from misguided Yellow Fever doctors in the 18th century to serial killers in modern times. This is not a tour for the weak of heart. If you're lucky, you might even run into an apparition or two!
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    Haunted History Tour

    600 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

    • Spend two hours on a spooky walking tour of Philadelphia
    • Hear tales of alleged ghost sightings, one of which includes a dancing Ben Franklin
    • Feel chills as you listen to stories of actual terrors that occurred in the city's history
    • Experience Philadelphia in a new, unconventional way
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