Philadelphia Landmarks: Explore America's Founding History
887 Ratings
Immerse yourself in America's founding history on a Philadelphia tour. Visit iconic landmarks like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and learn about George Washington at the Museum of the American Revolution.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • The Singer - Meet your guide at the Signers Garden in the middle of the Independence National Historical Park and begin your amazing journey of the past. Visit several unmissable sites on this historical Old City Philadelphia tour. This experience ditches the guidebooks and gives you a dose of history from a local perspective.
What's Included
  • Engaging local guide fluent in English
  • Donation to a local charity
  • Educational presentation on George Washington with included museum entry
  • Covered National Park Service fee for guided tours
  • Insider tips on local attractions and dining
  • Tour Philadelphia’s famous landmarks with a local expert
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Skip the documentaries on the History Channel. Experience firsthand the sites that defined the United States on this tour of Philadelphia. You’ll visit the location where the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were endorsed, The Liberty Bell, the residence of Betsy Ross, and much more! The tour also includes an exclusive presentation on George Washington at the Museum of the American Revolution.

  • Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Entrance into buildings/sites are on a time and queue permitting basis
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • This tour does not go inside Christ Church on the 5:30 pm departure. We will view it from the outside
  • Some churches may not be open to us on a Sunday.
Signer's Garden
Chestnut Street
Signers Garden, 498 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Cancellation Policy

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

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Apr 30, 2024
Extremely knowledgeable tour guide - Adam was personable and quite knowledgeable of the history of the area and was able to answer any question we would ask. He brought enthusiasm and interacted with the group. Great sense of humor and provided excellent recommendations for other sites we could see later. I especially appreciated his prompt answers to questions I sent prior to the tour. In addition, the small group size made a comfortable atmosphere.
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Apr 10, 2024
GREAT EXPERIENCE! - We had the priviledge to have Carla as our guide. She was very knowledgeable, interesting, she made sure we had time to enjoy every step of this tour. She answered questions in a professional matter. I highly recommend this tour and especially Carla :)
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Apr 1, 2024
A terrific history lesson! - Loved hearing all about the history of the founding of our nation. I treating facts about the liberty bell and William Penn and the Quakers in addition to many facts about the founding fathers. Carla was terrific — very informative.
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Apr 1, 2024
Foot steps of our founding fathers - Tom was a fantastic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide! Enjoyed Washington’s tent, Franklin’s grave and the Betsy Ross house
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Mar 2, 2024
Great value - Highly recommend this tour! We learned a lot and had a great time. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly!
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Feb 28, 2024
Awesome experience - Took the Flavors If Philly Food tour hosted by tour Guide Adam who did an excellent job with explaining the history of Phillys most iconic foods which included tomotoe pizza pie made with San Marzano Tomatoes, Philly Cheese steak, a chocolate chip cookie one of the oldest cookie shops in Philly 4th St Cookie, and a Whoopie burger which was featured on Food Network on the road and Best Of Philly 2014. After the tour I had some Ox tail frim Caredas Caribbean Cuisine at the Reading Terminal which is now the best ox I've ever had. The Reading Terminal Market is definitely a place you want to visit many times if you're a foodie.
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Feb 25, 2024
Lots of fun - Alex F was great. We had a blast despite the cold. He had another guy shadowing him (I can’t recall his name) but he was also very knowledgeable. Learned a ton in 2 hours. Alex gave us a great recommendation for pizza that night too.
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Dec 31, 2023
First (& Amazing) Visit to Philly - We booked it on the train from NYC to Philly - very short notice - and it was the best thing we could’ve done for being in town for only a day! Tom was very informative, funny, personable and kind - great guide. When the tour ended, we asked about his opinion for the best Philly cheesesteak sandy and he pointed us toward a couple and we chose Sonny’s - omg the best!! The walking tour did not include entry to Independence Hall (only the exterior). I highly recommend planning ahead and buying tickets to the hallowed hall, something every American should visit. It had its own kind of a powerful moment. The park ranger that gave that tour was also incredibly informative and interesting as well. If you do have an advanced ticket, keep in mind the security screening which took an extra 20-30 min in line. The meeting place for the Founding Fathers Walking Tour started right next to Independence Hall which was also very convenient. We bought 9:2 tickets for the Hall, started the walking tour at 10:30 which ended 1ish, then grabbed lunch and went back to the Revolutionary museum for a cpl hours before catching the subway back to the Amtrak station where we hopped on the train back to Penn Station in NYC. Was a perfect day in an amazing city. It was our first visit and the schedule worked out well.
Review provided by Viator
Dec 22, 2023
A Brilliant Tour with Thomas - Thomas was professional, polite, and made the tour fun, even on a bitterly cold afternoon. I’ve lived near Philly most of my life, and I learned more about the City’s history in 3 hours than I have ever before. This tour is great for tourists and residents alike.
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Dec 18, 2023
Great tour! - My tour guide was super knowledgeable and funny too. I really liked the flow of the tours and the order of the stops we made! Great tour! Highly recommend!
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up to 12 guests
1 Adult
July 2024