Philadelphia: Guided Tour of America's Independence Birthplace
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Philadelphia
Discover the birthplace of America's independence on a guided tour of Philadelphia. Explore Independence National Park, Old City, and learn the fascinating history of this historic city.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • The Signer - 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!
What's Included
  • Donation to a local community organization included.
  • National Park Service Fee for guided groups covered.
  • Admission to the Museum of the American Revolution demonstration.
  • Tour with a local, English-speaking guide.
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drink.
  • Souvenirs or personal shopping.
Additional Information

Philadelphia holds a revered place in American history, and it’s easy to see why! This city is the birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. It was Philadelphia that acted as America’s capital before the establishment of Washington DC. It is here where the American flag was developed, where Ben Franklin verified that lightning was a form of electricity, and where the cherished Liberty Bell rang, cracked, but still remains a symbol of liberty. These are just a handful of the ways that Philadelphia has influenced the shaping of the United States. Come and join a guided walk through Independence National Park, down the cobblestone avenues of Old City, passing numerous buildings, statues, and monuments, and delving into the history you thought you knew. Your local guide will distinguish reality from myth, and you’ll be fascinated by Philadelphia’s extraordinary history.

Location
Signer's Garden
Chestnut Street
Your guide will meet you at the Signer’s Statue in Signer's Garden; 498 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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B3589gkjefft
Jun 22, 2024
Very Enjoyable Tour - Alex was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the sites we stopped at. Hadn’t heard about Washington’s tent previously, so that was very interesting.
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Glenda_f
Jun 21, 2024
History in Detail - Dick our guide was so knowledgeable and explained things that occurred in detail. We asked to see the Delaware River and he took us a little off path and gave information on that area too.
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Doug_v
Jun 20, 2024
Philly trip - David was an excellent guide. Full of knowledge and told it in a very interesting manner. We'd highly recommend this tour and if you're able to request David, you'll enjoy it even more
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W6588fxkarenj
Jun 18, 2024
Great Day - Our tour guide David was very knowledgeable of the city and very accommodating. He did a great job connecting with and taking care of each person in our group. We had a great time.
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Dougv538
Jun 16, 2024
Wknd trip to Philly - David, our guide was excellent. It was truly great to see a younger person so involved in history and sooo knowledgeable about this tour. We'd recommend it highly, and if given a choice, definitely request David as your guide.
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F409dlmelissar
Jun 15, 2024
Excellent American history tour of Philadelphia - The tour was terrific! Our guide , Adam, was very knowledgeable and an excellent communicator. He made Philadelphia and US history come alive!
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John_g
Jun 15, 2024
A side of philly not known - Our guide adam was very knowledgeable and I could see his expertise in his actions and words. He gave us so much more when we left than what I had when I got there...
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Mcjamlin
Jun 13, 2024
Benjamin Franklin Rocks - This was a great tour. Jonathan was passionate about his job and the history of Philadelphia, which made the tour that much more enjoyable. We learned so much about the city and its history. Many of the stories were very moving, especially seeing the Washington tent.
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Doreenl39
Jun 13, 2024
Awesome walking tour - David was great! The tour is an excellent intro to the historical district and overview of the American Revolution. We touched on Ben Franklin, William Penn, the Quakers, slavery, liberty bell, Betsy Ross…The highlight was Museum of American Revolution and Washington’s Tent. David is knowledgeable and easily understood. He was also fun!
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Laura_e
Jun 11, 2024
A must do tour! - Clara made the tour personalised and special - a truly memorable experience! As a solo traveller (on business) I was made to feel included even though I’m British and on the baddie team!
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