Philadelphia History Tour: Revolution and Founders
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Philadelphia

This excursion encompasses The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the residences of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, in addition to the locations related to several Founding Fathers such as Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Madison, Monroe among others. Each guide is a graduate in history.

Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Liberty Bell Center - Come with us as we visit The Liberty Bell, perhaps the most famous symbol of American Liberty in the National Historic Park. Peak tourist season can often see lines of destination seekers stretched well around the corner for this monumental icon of American Independence taking close to one hour to traverse. Our historians give to you all of the essentials of The Liberty Bell’s creation and formation in to an icon of liberty from the exterior of the Liberty Bell pavilion, with clear and detailed directions to enter the interior should you choose to invest the additional hour on return.

Commissioned in 1752 the bell cracked on its initial test ring and was re-casted two years later by local workman John Pass and John Stow with the lettering, “Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof,” a quote from the King James Bible referring to the jubilee when enslaved persons were freed and debts forgiven every fifty years.

What's Included
  • Runs every morning and afternoon, regardless of weather
  • Compact 2-hour introduction to historic Philadelphia with a knowledgeable historian
  • All guides are history degree holders
  • Explore essential sites and highlights of Revolutionary Philadelphia
  • Includes must-see attractions like the Liberty Bell and Franklin Court
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Independence Hall Timed Tickets (2hrs/free of charge)
  • Interior of Liberty Bell Pavilion (1 hr/free of charge)
Additional Information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Location
Grim Philly Twilight Tours
Market Street
We'll meet you directly "outside" the Market Street doors of the Independence Visitor Center, one block to the north of Independence Hall and across the street from The Liberty Bell and President's House in the heart of historic Philadelphia.
Cancellation Policy

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

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Aidenb193
Jun 23, 2024
A tour with more! - We decided to have a last minute trip to Philly and was looking up things to do found this tour group and signed up for it! We were fortunate enough to have Joseph as our tour guide! He was AMAZING! He was very knowledgeable about every location, was able to talk about podcast that are relevant to the site and to continue our journey if we decide to listen to them! He was great at keeping our large group together! He also gave great recommendations after the tour ended on where we could find some great food! 10/10 recommend him for your next tour!
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Shannoncg2393og
Jun 23, 2024
Great, even in the middle of a heat wave! - The tour was a lot of fun! Our guide Joseph was really cognizant of how hot it was and made sure to make the tour a good experience despite the heat. His way of telling stories was really engaging and fun, and he clearly knew a lot about the history, he was able to answer every question people had! He also spoke clearly so everyone could hear him. As my father is hard of hearing, it's always nice to get a guide that speaks clearly and consistently!
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E5316nzemilyw
Jun 23, 2024
Dope Philly tour - Joseph was AMAZING! He was so personable, and gave us time to really enjoy each spot in the tour with photos and water / restroom breaks! He was amazing at keeping a great pace EVERYONE in the group was able to keep up! He even stood in front of a car to make sure we all got across! 10/10 recommend him for your tour guide!
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159joellea
Jun 23, 2024
Best history tour around! - We loved the tour! Kyle was very knowledgeable and wove in great stories for us about all of the founding fathers. We were able to get a great understanding of how life was back near the revolution.
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Janetdq4552qd
Jun 23, 2024
Fun with Bill - Our tour guide bill was very informative and fun to be with. He did a great job. It was a super hot day but he kept us as cool as possible and really made history come to life.
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Bethmq7582jh
Jun 23, 2024
Great Walking Tour - Joseph was the best! Very knowledgeable and funny. Made the experience really fun. We would highly recommend this tour.
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I5784itjustinw
Jun 23, 2024
Impromptu vacation - It was a quickly planned trip for our family! Found them on a google search and booking was fast and simple! Immediate email confirmation, with plenty of detail. Day of you receive a text from an actual person not a system. We was set up with Joseph. He was very knowledgeable and kept a great pace that everyone could keep up with. He was very charismatic and gave time to explore sites as well as water / bathroom breaks. 10/10 recommend!
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180keelys
Jun 23, 2024
Entertaining & Informative! - Joseph was an awesome guide. It was so hot and he made sure we stayed as shaded as possible, encouraging everyone to drink water. The information provided was interesting and entertaining. Awesome experience!
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Katiebk317zd
Jun 22, 2024
Great experience! - I thoroughly enjoyed the Revolution and Founding Fathers tour. Vince, tour guide Vince, was funny and knowledgable. He made the history come alive! This is a worthwhile tour not to be missed.
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Y6148olkellya
Jun 22, 2024
American Founding Fathers Tour - Tour was absolutely amazing. Out tour guide Ted was so knowledgeable. I wish I was a student in his class!! I went with my husband and 13 year old daughter and they loved it as well. The stories he told made it very interesting. It was a miserably hot day and he did a great job of keeping us in the shade as much as possible. So glad I booked this tour.
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