Philadelphia History, Highlights, & Revolution Tour

Philadelphia History, Highlights, & Revolution Tour

Philadelphia is widely regarded as one of America’s most historically significant cities, and for good reason! This is the city where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were born. It was Philly that served as America’s capital before Washington DC even existed. Here is where the American flag was created, where Ben Franklin proved that lightning was electricity, and where the iconic Liberty Bell rang and cracked but endures as a symbol of freedom. These are just a few examples of how Philadelphia has helped shape the United States of America. Come and take a guided stroll through Independence National Park, along the cobblestone streets of Old City, past buildings, statues, and monuments, and through the history you think you know. Your local guide will separate the fact from the fiction and you will be amazed by Philadelphia’s remarkable past.

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Stop At: The Signer, Across 5th Street from the Independence Hall In the garden, right across the street east from Independance Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Your tour starts in the Signer’s Garden at the statue of The Signer. This statue celebrates and represents all of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution and the spirit of freedom that they continue to embody into modern day!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Independence National Historical Park, 143 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2818

In this park you'll get to see a plethora of historical landmarks such as Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and Old City Hall. Your guide will talk you through the history of them all and highlight the significance of their role in the development of modern-day Philly, the United States, and global democracy.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA

Independence Mall is home to the National Constitution Center, Independence Visitors Center, and many of the highlights of Independence National Park. As you walk through and absorb the atmosphere, our guide will keep you posted on its history - and fill you in on all the useful info while you're in the park and surrounding neighborhoods.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Independence Hall, Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

This iconic building (and image on the $100 bill) is a beacon of democracy to Americans and other nations around the world. On our tour, we'll see Independence Hall from outside, as we encircle it and talk about the philosophies, trials, and triumphs of the Founding Fathers who worked here when our nation was born.

Pass By: Congress Hall, 6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The original home for the United States Congress, this building is one of the adjoining buildings of Independence Hall.

Pass By: Old City Hall, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Hear stories about this magnificent building, its role in building modern-day democracy, and the founding members and philosophies of our country.

Pass By: Liberty Bell Center, 6th Street Between Market and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Learn about the history (and dispel some of the myths!) of Liberty Bell and how it has been used over the years - inspiring everyone from abolitionists, to suffragettes, to the civil rights movement.

Pass By: Carpenters' Hall, 320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2708

We’ll see the iconic Carpenters Hall - where the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was founded. This location also holds immense importance to American Independence, as it was where the first Continental Congress was held. You’ll hear plenty of stories about this cornerstone of American history as we admire the building from the outside.

Stop At: Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2818

One of the newest museums in Philadelphia offers an incredible look at the stories, artifacts, and people that shaped the American Revolution. We’ll go inside to see a presentation of George Washington’s War Tent - which was present during many critical moments during the Revolutionary War. When your tour is over, you’ll be able to get a discounted ticket to see the rest of the museum.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Elfreth's Alley, 126 Elfreths Aly, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006

As the oldest continuously-occupied residential street in the entire United States, this street is a gorgeous vision of history and its architecture dates back to the early 1700s. The unique brick work, narrow homes, and unique features are truly what make it a national treasure.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999

You'll pass by Betsy Ross House, named after a famous seamstress and flag maker who is said to have sewn the first ever American flag! We'll certainly set you straight about the many myths surrounding this "Founding Mother."

Pass By: Benjamin Franklin's Grave, 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Wander past the burial site of the most renowned inventor in American history, while you walk down Arch Street.

Stop At: The President's House, 6th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Our next stop is nearby, at the President's House! This is where legendary American icons like George Washington and John Adams lived while President. You'll also learn about some of the slaves that lived at this location and how it's still an active archeological site - not too common in a city's downtown area.

Duration: 10 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duração: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Ponto de partida: Signer's Garden, 434-498 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Local, English-speaking guide.
  • Admission to a demonstration at the Museum of the American Revolution.
  • A donation to a local community organization.
  • National Park Service Fee for guided groups.
  • Entry/Admission - Independence National Historical Park
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of the American Revolution

NĂŁo IncluĂ­do

  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drink.
  • Souvenirs or personal shopping.


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