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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
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Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States, and is home to many major historical monuments and landmarks. On this intimate walking tour, see most of Philadelphia’s essential sights, all while learning about the City of Brotherly Love’s history from your guide. In the company of a small group, see Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross, Franklin Court, and more, and wind down with a cold beverage in Old City.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
See Philadelphia’s essential landmarks in the space of an afternoon
Learn all about the city’s history and hear funny anecdotes from your guide
Stop for a drink in Old City, one of Philadelphia’s coolest neighborhoods
Upgrade your tour to include a craft beer tour and tasting
What to expect
This afternoon tour kicks off at the Philly Tour Hub, conveniently located in the heart of Old City. Meet your guide and set off on an in-depth exploration of Philadelphia. This small-group tour guarantees a personal, up-close experience. Begin at the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewed, and continue through Old City. See Elfreth’s Alley (the country’s oldest continually occupied residential street), the church where the Founding Fathers worshiped, and Franklin Court, once home to Benjamin Franklin. Then, continue to Independence Mall. Admire the exterior of Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence was signed) and look out for the US Mint. Throughout your tour, your guide shares insight and stories about Philadelphia’s history. The tour concludes at a popular local establishment in Old City, where you enjoy a craft beer or a soft drink. Or, upgrade to enjoy a craft beer tasting and tour experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See Philadelphia’s essential landmarks in the space of an afternoon
Learn all about the city’s history and hear funny anecdotes from your guide
Stop for a drink in Old City, one of Philadelphia’s coolest neighborhoods
Upgrade your tour to include a craft beer tour and tasting
What to expect
This afternoon tour kicks off at the Philly Tour Hub, conveniently located in the heart of Old City. Meet your guide and set off on an in-depth exploration of Philadelphia. This small-group tour guarantees a personal, up-close experience. Begin at the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewed, and continue through Old City. See Elfreth’s Alley (the country’s oldest continually occupied residential street), the church where the Founding Fathers worshiped, and Franklin Court, once home to Benjamin Franklin. Then, continue to Independence Mall. Admire the exterior of Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence was signed) and look out for the US Mint. Throughout your tour, your guide shares insight and stories about Philadelphia’s history. The tour concludes at a popular local establishment in Old City, where you enjoy a craft beer or a soft drink. Or, upgrade to enjoy a craft beer tasting and tour experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5713HISTORY
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local English-speaking guide
A surprise local treat.
Admission to various historic buildings
Entry/Admission - Christ Church
Exclusions
Gratuities
Souvenirs or personal shopping
Additional food and drink
Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House
Entry/Admission - Independence National Historical Park
Duration
2h
Departure details
101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA Behind the Religious Liberty Statue at the southeast corner of 5th and Market streets
Philadelphia, PA, USA Pub in the heart of Old City
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
Entrance into buildings/sites are on a time and queue permitting basis
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
This tour does not go inside Christ Church on the 5:30 pm departure. We will view it from the outside
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Some churches may not be open to us on a Sunday.
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
Local English-speaking guide
A surprise local treat.
Admission to various historic buildings
Entry/Admission - Christ Church
Exclusions
Gratuities
Souvenirs or personal shopping
Additional food and drink
Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House
Entry/Admission - Independence National Historical Park
Departure details
101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA Behind the Religious Liberty Statue at the southeast corner of 5th and Market streets
Philadelphia, PA, USA Pub in the heart of Old City
Duration
2h
Return details
Philadelphia, PA, USA Pub in the heart of Old City
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
Entrance into buildings/sites are on a time and queue permitting basis
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
This tour does not go inside Christ Church on the 5:30 pm departure. We will view it from the outside
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Some churches may not be open to us on a Sunday.
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 27 Jul 2020
A note from Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    101 S Independence Mall E
    101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Behind the Religious Liberty Statue at the southeast corner of 5th and Market streets
    See address & details
  • 1
    Betsy Ross House
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Elfreth's Alley
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Christ Church
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Franklin Court
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Independence Mall
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Dream Garden Glass Mosaic
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Washington Square Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Independence National Historical Park
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pub in the heart of Old City
    See address & details
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Angie K
Beaver Dam, WI1 contribution
Outstanding Walking Tour
Sep 2021 • Friends
Fayge , who lead the Founding Fathers Tour in Philadelphia at 11:30 AM, Friday, September 17 was an outstanding guide and deserves the best rating of #5. All of the five in our group agree. She was very knowledgeable, friendly, interesting and entertaining. I particularly appreciated her passion for her job and her great sense of humor. I would definitely attend another tour, especially led by Fayge again.
Written 17 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ExcelsiorTravelers
Excelsior, MN13 contributions
Try another tour
Aug 2021
I love city tours. This was the worst one I have ever been on. There is so much history there, I don't know how it could be so bad.
Written 2 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Boyd B
Jekyll Island, GA2 contributions
City of Brotherly Love
Adam was great very knowledgeable of the history and an amazing your guide! I would recommend anyone coming to prolly to book with him
Written 1 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steven T
Centreville, VA55 contributions
Awful
We search and searched but couldn’t find starting point nor did the company respond to our numerous requests for help. So we missed it and are out our money
Written 29 August 2021
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Billy W
Ann Arbor, MI1 contribution
Informative , and interesting
Had a great tour with our guide Dick. He was incredibly knowledgeable and my 11 year old history-buff son and I loved it. I would recommend this for everyone coming to Philly.
Written 26 August 2021
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CharMcV
Olmsted Falls, OH3 contributions
Early history in a nutshell
Dick was an excellent knowledgeable guide. He answered questions and never said "I just said that!"
He referred us to sites to come back and visit.
Written 21 August 2021
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Mike C
Orchard Park, NY1 contribution
Incredibly Informative Tour
Aug 2021 • Family
Incredibly informative tour! Our tour guide, Adam, had a wealth of knowledge to share and customized his narratives based on our questions and interests. This was the first thing we did in Old Town Philadelphia and really helped set the tone for the remainder of our stay there.
Written 18 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Topaz
Glen Allen, VA5 contributions
Highly recommend !
Aug 2021
This was the highlight of our 3 day trip to Philadelphia ! We are so glad that we booked this and that Rick was our guide for this 2 plus hour walking tour. Rick was extremely knowledgeable and interesting and very very nice. We learned so much about the history of Philadelphia and its people. We asked a lot of questions and he knew the answers to every one. We covered a lot of ground, saw a lot of sites and didn't feel rushed. This tour is fantastic anytime during your visit but is really beneficial to do at the beginning of your trip. That way you get the history and overview and learn your way around. You should do this tour ! So excellent. So worth it. Rick and the tour added so much to our visit. Thank you, Rick !
Written 17 August 2021
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Nicholas S
Ledgewood, NJ1 contribution
Good
Aug 2021 • Family
It was good, our guide was nice and knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone interested in history or other.
Written 17 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DodgerFan3
Federal Way, WA7 contributions
So much history with Nina!
Aug 2021
Nina was an outstanding guide through the city! She touched on a variety of things in our two hours. It was very informative and she added a local perspective having lived in the city her entire life.
Written 16 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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BRILLIANT morning with CHUCK!
Our tour guide, Chuck, was absolutely BRILLIANT! He was so personable and made my daughters and I feel so welcome!
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Italian Market
It was such a great tour and Chuck was a fabulous tour guide! So personable, entertaining and knowledgeable. Would
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Solid immersion experience. Take the tour!
What a great tour. Chuck our guide was excellent and combined history, art, food, drama and humor into a wonderful
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Italian 9th Street Italian Market
Chuck gave us a wonderful tour of the Italian Street Market area, including history and culture, art and life in PH
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South Philly fun
My friend and I had an amazing time touring the Italian Market and seeing all the mosaics. Our tour guide, Chuck, w
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Italian Market Experience
Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia Chuck our guide was a perfect host. Everything wa
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Mind and gastrointestinal delight!
Ask for Chuck! Chuck is an extremely knowledgeable individual on all topics related to Philadelphia. Chucks hot t
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Fun Walk around the neighborhood with our friend Chuck
We had so much fun and learned a lot from our guide Chuck. He was great about accommodating our family members who
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Amazing Experience
My boyfriend and I enjoyed our tour with Chuck! He gave us very intriguing information about the art along the stre
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Food, history, and art
My wife and I were lucky enough to have Chuck, our tour guide, all to ourselves -- and what a terrific guide he was
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A fantastic tour of 9th street with Chuck!!
Chuck was a guide through the market. Having someone who grew up and has lived in the area his entire life adds to
gkm58
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Wonderful Tour of South Philly
Our guide Chuck made the tour of South Philly really fun, informative and interesting. We leaned all about the mos
SusanT0226
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Great stories, great food, great tour guide (Chuck)
Chuck is a fabulous tour guide. He is engaging, extremely knowledgeable and a great story teller. All of these qu
Dreamer280919
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Fantastic Tour
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour! Our guide, Nina, did such a great job with taking us around the market a
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Very cool and unique tour
I've been to Philadelphia a number of times, but somehow had never made it to South Philly. So I figured it would b
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