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Expert-Led Tour of Colonial Philadelphia

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Stroll along the historic streets of Philadelphia's Old City and Society Hill neighborhoods, accompanied by a local historian. Your expert guide helps you explore the social and political mechanisms that defined the city and set the stage for the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Begin at the water's edge with a discussion of William Penn, the founding father of the Pennsylvania province. Listen to this enthralling story of an architect—literally and politically—as you pass by the beautifully well-preserved buildings of the city center that have stood proudly for over 200 years.

Continue your walk into the Society Hill neighborhood and pay a visit to several significant houses, museums, and churches dating back to the 18th century. As your walk progresses, you move forward through history to discuss how Philadelphia evolved in terms of its architecture, its politics, and its social importance.

You end at Independence Mall, where your guide puts into context the pioneering developments that took place here in the 1770s and '80s.

Stroll along the historic streets of Philadelphia's Old City and Society Hill neighborhoods, accompanied by a local historian. Your expert guide helps you explore the social and political mechanisms that defined the city and set the stage for the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Begin at the water's edge with a discussion of William Penn, the founding father of the Pennsylvania province. Listen to this enthralling story of an architect—literally and politically—as you pass by the beautifully well-preserved buildings of the city center that have stood proudly for over 200 years.

Continue your walk into the Society Hill neighborhood and pay a visit to several significant houses, museums, and churches dating back to the 18th century. As your walk progresses, you move forward through history to discuss how Philadelphia evolved in terms of its architecture, its politics, and its social importance.

You end at Independence Mall, where your guide puts into context the pioneering developments that took place here in the 1770s and '80s.

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Expert-Led Tour of Colonial Philadelphia

Activity Location

Philadelphia

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • City Tavern

    138 South 2nd Street

    Philadelphia 19106


Highlights

  • Exploration of the Old City & Society Hill neighborhoods

  • Independence Mall & key sites from the American Revolution

  • 200-year-old architecture of houses, museums & churches

  • Expert historian specializing in US history leading the tour

  • Small-group of 6 people ensuring a personalized experience


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Philadelphia

  • Small group tour of max 6 people


Exclusions

  • Admission to Powell House


Know Before You Book

  • Children 12 and younger are not allowed.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

  • Admission to Powell House is not included in the tour cost; it is approximately 8 per person.