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The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
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US$19.00*
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
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US$19.00*
and up
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Ranked #15 of 74 Tours in Philadelphia
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Owner description: Philly is best seen by foot, and as such, The Constitutional Walking Tour is the best way to experience America’s Birthplace! See more than 20 of Historic Philadelphia’s top sites on a 75 minute outdoor walking adventure through Independence National Historical Park including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Declaration House, Betsy Ross House, etc. Tours depart from outside the National Constitution Center at 525 Arch St. from April through November.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed 11 October 2012

Pros: This is a great overview of the history around Philly. Obviously they can't fit in every historic value of the city, but it's a great spot for tourists! The walk is about 1.5 hours and there are so many stops that the walk doesn't feel long and terrible. There were people of all ages in our group, so if you have some elderly folks in your group, this tour will be just fine for them.

Cons: Even though there are stops, we thought it would be a good chance for us to ask other fellow tourists to take pics for us, but time didn't really allot for that. We definitely took pics of the sites we saw, but the tour guide would talk for a few minutes and then just continue walking on to the next site. Of course you could just stay behind a bit to take a quick pic, but it was a continuous walk through out. Another downfall was we didn't get to go inside to take pics with or of the Liberty Bell. I'm not sure if this was just something that happened to our group, but I was a bit disappointed that we didn't go in at all, especially because it's a huge staple of Philly. Instead, we stopped outside the window of the Liberty Bell and he talked about the bell's history.

2  Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

This was our first visit to Philly. We decided to book a walking tour because we only had a short time for our visit. Although this is a group tour, my husband and I turned out to be the only ones on the tour. Our guide Ben is a visiting professor of history at Temple and did an excellent job of painting a picture of Philadelphia's central role in the birth of our country. We especially enjoyed visiting Christ Church and Carpenter Hall. His recommendations for other places for us to visit after the tour and for lunch were also excellent. This is a great intro to Philly and gave us a wonderful roadmap for a future visit.

Thank Mssussn
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

The tour guide was very informative and this was a great way to get an introduction to the city. It was a good way to see where I wanted to return to and see more off. It was about an hour and a half and a little over a mile of easy downtown walking. It was also helpful to learn which restaurants and areas are worth the trip.

Thank blkcat7160a
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

Tour guide was very knowledgable and tour was good. Lasted about 1.5 hours however it was a small group on the tour I was on. It's about 1.25 mile walk and a great introduction to Philadelphia.

1  Thank yimkoung
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

Very engaging way of conducting a tour, but they're still imparting the same wrong information that was in the history books of 30 years ago, which is disappointing especially as the truth is equally as interesting as the stories that everyone knows.

2  Thank Travellercaroline
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