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302 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2114
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't say enough good things about Founding Footsteps tour and our guide Tim. Hosted a group of 30 team members from Ireland, Chicago, NYC for a corporate kickoff and they loved it. Tim led the tour and was the perfect leader combining fun, history and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was really educational and funny and entertaining. Our group had a really great time! It was a small group on our tour since the forecast for that day wasn't great, but it didn't effect the experience at all and Tim did a wonderful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank katieannm25
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We live in Philly and were looking for a fun and different weekend activity and this was absolutely perfect. Even if you are local, you learn so much about the history of the city in a very fun and interactive way. The tour guide, Tim,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MeghanG121689
Reviewed 9 January 2019

My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time on this tour. Both law students, we were already somewhat informed on the history, but our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. We learned so much about the history of our founding fathers that we had never known...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

Took my family on a tour and it was the best! The guide was super fun and incredibly knowledgeable. She made history exciting, fun, and it really came to life.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wigglybuttz
Reviewed 8 January 2019

We did the holiday light tour, it was such a fun evening, the musicians were exceptional, the trolley was decked out for the season and the lights were lovely. Can't wait to do it again next year - it's going to be a new Christmas...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TanyaStroh
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

So much fun! Had a great time singing and being driven around the city to see all the holiday lights. Can’t wait to do it again with my friends next year. I am horrible with names but I believe Jeremy and Justin were our guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tara W
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

So much fun! Warren was a great “manager” and the musicians were fantastic! Will be riding again with Founding Footsteps next season :)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Devon M
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

I did the holiday light tour with Founding Footsteps and an amazing time!!! Singing Christmas songs on the festively decorated trolley was so fun!! Even did a few other fun songs! Our guide Zack, our musician & our crew that night made it so enjoyable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Beachlover0318
Reviewed 2 January 2019

5/5 stars for sure. This way my and my husband's second time enjoying Founding Footsteps' christmas lights tour and it was better than last years. There is a musician on board that guides guests through holiday jingles, a fun and helpful tour guide that takes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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16 February 2019|
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Response from Jane E | Reviewed this property |
I believe the owner is actually a teacher. Very interactive
28 November 2018|
Response from Sightsee641916 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the trolley is heated. You should still bundle up as you will also be outside a lot too. It was so fun - enjoy!
13 June 2017|
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Response from MonofNRW | Reviewed this property |
The tour does not go into Independence Hall or the Liberty Bell. They do tell you about both places while you are outside but you need tickets to go into Independence Hall. That being said we booked a private tour for our... More