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Franklin's Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour

76 Carriage Company Philadelphia Trolley Works, 1350 Schuylkill Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146
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One of the best tours, a must if you are in the city

We headed to Philadelphia so that we could show our son (6 1/2) all of the neat historic things... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
A_Buzzard
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
A must do while in Philadelphia

We wanted an guided tour to see the historical district so we would see and learn more than just... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
NaplesPackerFan
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Naples, Florida
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76 Carriage Company Philadelphia Trolley Works, 1350 Schuylkill Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We headed to Philadelphia so that we could show our son (6 1/2) all of the neat historic things since he has been really into learning anything he can about history. We found our tour guide Bill, very easily due to his 'very cool outfit'...More

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Pamela M, Manager at Franklin's Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hello A_Buzzard, Thank you for choosing Franklin Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour, and for your review. I am pleased you and your family enjoyed the tour with Bill. He is a wealth of knowledge and loves sharing what he knows about his hometown's unique place in...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We wanted an guided tour to see the historical district so we would see and learn more than just wandering. What we didn't know was that Ben Franklin himself was giving the tour! Fantastic. Ben was entertaining and very informative, even on historical events not...More

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Pamela M, Manager at Franklin's Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hello NaplesPackerFan, Thank you for choosing Franklin Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour. I am pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your tour and found it to be a "must do." Your guide, "Ben" is one of the best! Thank you for recommending Franklin Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

I had just expected to be marched around to a bunch of historical sites and to hear a more or less canned presentation about them. Wrong! Our guide (MA in history of this period) went into great detail about every place we visited, tying places...More

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Pamela M, Manager at Franklin's Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Hello RAH_Sr Thank you so much for choosing Franklin Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour and for your positive, detailed review. I am so pleased you enjoyed the tour. Will, your guide, is one of the best, and really enjoys what he does, as is evident. Thank...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

While i love history and was fully invested in this tour, our group was a little on the large side and there were three issues: (1) Ben Franklin walked very fast (2) 11am tour in July is not a good idea due to heat/crowds (3)...More

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Pamela M, Manager at Franklin's Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Hello Miss_JB_916, Thank you for choosing Franklin Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour and for your review. Your feedback and comments are very valuable, and are considered when making tour enhancements. If I can be of further assistance, please contact me at pmcmahon@phillytour.com.

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Our guide was very knowledgable, the walk was reasonable and going on this walking tour was definitely the best way to see all of these historic sites during our visit to Philadelphia. We saw Benjamin Franklin's burial site, the place where his house was, his...More

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Pamela M, Manager at Franklin's Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Hello DeeAnn M Thank you for choosing Franklin Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and found it to be the best way to see the historic sites of Old City Philadelphia.

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Our guide (Mitchell) was sooooo good. Dressed in period costume, he was Ben Franklin, speaking in first person about himself/history/places....quite a bit of walking (I would guess a few miles) that takes approximately two hours (yet so interesting we easily could have done more) with...More

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Pamela M, Manager at Franklin's Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Hello travelgalAvon, Thank you for choosing Franklin Footsteps Walking Tour. I am pleased your enjoyed your tour experience with Mitch portraying "Ben". Thank you recommending the tour, and for your detailed, positive review.

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

We did not have a good experience with our tour guide, Clark. We missed at least 60 percent or more of what he was saying. I believe he was very knowledgeable but unless you were standing right next to him, you couldn't hear what he...More

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Pamela M, Manager at Franklin's Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hello Katieka, Thank you for choosing Franklin Footsteps Walking Tour. I am sorry that you did not have a good experience with one of our guides. Your feedback is important to us, and will be referenced for training and tour enhancement. Please contact me at...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

While in Philadelphia, we wanted to take this as a guided tour, but we were not overlapping with any of the guided tour times. However, we were grateful that someone pointed out the pathway, and said we could just walk it ourselves, and stop in...More

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Pamela M, Manager at Franklin's Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Hello Shelley H Thank you for your review. Our Franklin Footsteps are offered seasonally, and just started for the 2017 season on April 1st. They will be offered weekends only until May 1st. The schedule can be found on our website. When you visit Philadelphia...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Bill was excellent! As a retired school teacher, he presented the information with a zest and with character. He dressed in clothing reminiscent of 1700's. He describes details that few would see. He describes what the area was like in the early 1970's. Everyone who...More

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Pamela M, Manager at Franklin's Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Hello Don M, Thank you for choosing Franklin Footsteps Walking Tour, and for your positive review. I am pleased you enjoyed the tour experience. Thank you for acknowledging your guide, Bill. He is expert at what he does, and appreciates the recognition for a job...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding!! Bill was a great narrator and provided lots and lots of background history at every step. It's a great way to learn where you want to spend more time (like Franklin's Museum).More

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Pamela M, Manager at Franklin's Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Hello Doug4495, Thank you for choosing Franklin Footsteps Walking Tour, and for your positive review. The walking tour is a great way to learn more about colonial Philadelphia and its most famous resident, Ben Franklin. I am pleased you found the tour "outstanding". Thank you...More

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patrosaves
23 September 2016|
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Response from cmyers21012 | Reviewed this property |
We paid for a package deal that included the tour but I think if you purchased tickets separately it is about $19 per adult ticket. There are about 3 tours a day and they leave at certain times and you can check the... More
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gdrvasc
1 April 2015|
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Response from Brenda L | Reviewed this property |
your hotel may be able to to help you book ahead. We went early to the tour center, walked up and got into a tour going out in a few min's and were able to join in. .I think they go on the hour. Well worth doing.
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