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Historical Walking Tour of Philadelphia's Old City

Historical Walking Tour of Philadelphia's Old City

Historical Walking Tour of Philadelphia's Old City

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Wander the streets of Philadelphia's Old City and Society Hill neighborhoods, explore the social and political mechanisms that defined the city and set the stage for the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress. Private and group tour options available.
Start your three-hour exploration of Philadelphia's past along the wharves at the water's edge, with a discussion of William Penn, the founding father of the colony of Pennsylvania. Hear the story of Penn, an architect of the colony both politically and actually, as you pass by well-preserved buildings of the city's core that have been around for more than 200 years. Explore the themes that defined Philadelphia in the early years, including Quakerism, religious tolerance, and unfettered trade.
Continue walking into the Society Hill neighborhoods, and visit several historic houses, house museums, and churches dating from around the 18th century. As you walk, move forward through history to discuss how the city evolved socially, architecturally, and politically through the colonial period until the dawn of the revolution.
Arrive at Independence Mall, and listen as your guide puts into context the groundbreaking developments that took place in the 1770s and 80s. Admire the structure as you wander around the outside.
Inclusions :
  • Guided group walking tour of Philadelphia

Exclusions:
  • Admission fees

Duration:
Approximately 3 hours
Departure time and location:
10 AM; from in front of the City Tavern (corner of 2nd and Walnut)
Return time and location:
1 PM; in the vicinity of Independence Mall
Note:
Choose between a group tour and a private tour. Group tours have a maximum of 6 participants. Tour gratuity is not included and is at your discretion.

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