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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 20-10-28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Our walking tours include safety precautions which include masks as well as social distancing.
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Updated 20-10-28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
As the nation’s first capital, and location where the Declaration of Independence was signed, Philadelphia is considered the birthplace of American democracy. More than just an overview of the city’s history, this in-depth tour will whisk you to more than 20 essential Philadelphia landmarks, all in a short timespan. See Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, the former home of the US Congress, and follow in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Independence Hall
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Franklin Court
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 3
    Carpenters' Hall
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    Congress Hall
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 5
    The President's House
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Bow Tie Tours
    Stop: 2 hours
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Highlights
  • See upwards of 20 key landmarks in the space of a single tour
  • Learn all about Philadelphia’s rich history from your guide
  • Explore the places where the Founding Fathers lived and worked
  • Several departure times are conveniently available throughout the day
What to Expect
Choose from several available departure times, meet your guide in front of the conveniently located Independence Visitor Center, and set off on a whirlwind tour of Philadelphia’s essential historical landmarks. See Independence Hall—where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were both discussed and then adopted—as well as Betsy Ross House, said to be where the first American flag was sewn. As you go, learn from your guide all about Philadelphia’s place in American history, as well as the Founding Fathers that once called the city home. In total, you’ll see over 20 important historical sites. Other stops along the way will include the house where Thomas Jefferson first drafted the Declaration of Independence, the original Supreme Court building, Congress Hall, and other key highlights of Independence National Historical Park.
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Important Information
Departure Point
41 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA 599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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David D wrote a review Jan. 1
1 contribution
Neal was great and was able to communicate with children and adults to relay history and stories. We really enjoyed it.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Response from G1001FWdavidc, Owner at Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your feedback. Neil is an excellent historian and speaker, and we feel very fortunate to have him working with us at Bow Tie Tours. David Cross
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arienojm wrote a review Dec. 2020
Middlesex, New Jersey27 contributions24 helpful votes
Dave was our guide and he’s fantastic. My brother, sister, and I love history and he knows a lot!! Very impressive stories and facts. Highly recommend the tour
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Lecia J wrote a review Jun. 2020
Richmond, Virginia19 contributions
It was great having what amounted to a private tour of the historical area! I really enjoyed hearing the details that are not in history books.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Jess wrote a review Mar. 2020
7 contributions
It was a very interesting tour! We really enjoyed it. We learned a lot and the tour guide Dave had some great stories to relate the history to!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Timothy M wrote a review Mar. 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania28 contributions21 helpful votes
This tour is well worth the time. What is nice is you get to see Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, the former home of the US Congress, and follow in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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