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Founding Footsteps

Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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“walking tour”(28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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302 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2114
+1 609-795-1776
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thanks Tim for a great informative tour - I now have a sense of who Ben Franklin was and the things he achieved . This tour is worthwhile as you will find out a lot of information- it is called a walking tour but really...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time on this tour! There was a musician on board playing Christmas Songs and they even bought us pizza! It was a so much fun and I would recommend it to everyone!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time on the BYOB tour of Philly! Our tour director was super funny and also very knowledgeable of the history of Philly!! Highly recommend this tour!

Thank Laus1224
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tim took us around the historic sites in Old Philadelphia. He was very informative and friendly. We really enjoyed the hour and a half spent learning early Philadelphia history from him. We recommend his tour as a great way to get a great overview of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 11 women in Philadelphia for the day. The trolley was very full but we were able to get seats at the front. Tim, the owner, started off with a joke and did a superb job of informing us of the...More

Thank Laura H
FoundingFootsteps, Owner at Founding Footsteps, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I apologize if your experience was tainted at all. I did try to drop hints to the guest who was somewhat disruptive, as did your group and even members of his own party, but none of them seemed to take...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide, Tim, was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. He told us a lot of things, especially about Ben Franklin, that we didn't know. He was also funny! I definitely recommend this tour.

Thank Becky O
FoundingFootsteps, Owner at Founding Footsteps, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour and hope you'll come visit us again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tim was both funny and informative. Suggest for those that want some humor and facts of the city and it’s history.

Thank John G
FoundingFootsteps, Owner at Founding Footsteps, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience! Please come back and visit us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I took the tour with a guide named Tim. We met him in front of a candy shop. He didn't introduce himself, just gave a few words on what we would be seeing and off we went. He was a poor speaker....More

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FoundingFootsteps, Owner at Founding Footsteps, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was upsetting to read this today. I'm truly sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience, and I wanted to address your concerns. First, after checking guests in, I do bring them directly to the first stop but once there, the first thing I always...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Funny, fun and informative. Would reccommend!! Hit all the high points of the town with humor and facts.

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FoundingFootsteps, Owner at Founding Footsteps, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thanks for the review and the kind words! Hope to see you again! -Tim

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us were in town for a concert and decided to do the BYOB trolley tour during the day and we are so glad we did. Tim is like that cool teacher in high school that made learning history fun; he was hilarious...More

Thank Darcelle V
FoundingFootsteps, Owner at Founding Footsteps, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Darcelle, Thanks for the review! Glad you all had a good time on the trolley. Hope to see you again soon! -Tim

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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