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Philadelphia Landmarks
Meet inside the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market St. in the back of the building. 1 N Independence Mall West Philadelphia, PA 19106
800-537-7676
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attended May 26 2012

Wonderful tour - even for a Philadelphia native! We loved our tour guide, Nina, and couldn't believe all that we learned in a leisurely enjoyable walk around Old City! It REALLY was fun for all of us - two sets of parents and 2 9-yr old...continued

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attended May 22 2012

Very informative....wonderful, energetic guide.

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attended May 20 2012

We had a great time on this tour .Our tour guide been very knowledgeable and attended.
I would recommend this tour to Philadelphia tourists.

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Description

The tour price includes admission to various historic buildings, snacks, an English-speaking guide, and a beer or non-alcoholic beverage at the conclusion of the tour. Other possible purchases during the tour, tips and gratuities are not included.

Itinerary:

The tour starts at the Independence Visitor Center and walks out of the door with instant views of Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center, and the U.S. Mint. Walk down the Mall and across the street into the President’s House Site, home to George Washington and John Adams during Philly’s tenure as our nation’s capital.

From there the tour walks past the Liberty Bell, perhaps with a chance to go inside for pictures. The tour then continues to the Curtis Center and walks inside (weekdays only) for a view of Maxfield Parrish’s Dream Garden mosaic mural. Then off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn and a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The tour continues through Independence National Park and the must-see front yard of Independence Hall, sight of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. Your guide will also share knowledge of Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Philosophical Society, the 2nd Bank of the US, and Carpenter’s Hall as you make your way through the park.

You’ll get some great views of the site of Ben Franklin’s home as the tour continues into the Old City neighborhood. The energy level is high as you pass some of the trendiest pubs, clubs, cafes, and shopping in Philly. You’ll also get a chance to see some great art galleries and fantastic historic, industrial architecture along the way. The next stop on the tour comes at Old City Coffee shop where you can grab a quick snack or beverage.

From the coffee shop, the tour heads to Arch Street Meeting House, the largest Quaker Meeting House in the world with a possibility of visiting inside. You’ll pass the Betsy Ross House and hear stories of the birth of the American Flag. From there, the tour weaves through the charming back alleys of Old City, including Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the country.

As the tour winds down, you’ll be treated to a visit inside Christ Church. Inside the church, you’ll hear stories of our founding fathers, sit where they sat, and learn about the birth of the Episcopal Church in America.

The tour ends at Triumph Brewery, a modern brew pub located in a historic paper mill. You’ll get a craft beer brewed in-house included in the price of the tour.

This tour is offered on a “join-in” basis. Maximum group size is 12.

You’re encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes.

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guide, a tip — though not required — is appropriate.

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