Tour duration: 1.5-2 hours Tour meeting place: 6th and Market, in front of Independence Visitor Center Tour end place: 5th and Arch, in front of National Constitution Center (behind Visitor Center) We'll explore the history of Philadelphia from the original inhabitants before the colonists to the American Revolution and all the way to the fate of Independence National Historical Park. We'll hit the most significant sites in the historic district, including: Liberty Bell* Independence Hall* Carpenter's Hall Benjamin Franklin's House Site & Post Office Christ Church Elfreth's Alley Betsy Ross House Site Christ Church Burial Ground *As Independence Hall is ticketed and a separate abbreviated tour given by the National Park Service, we will not enter this building. Entry to Liberty Bell will depend on line waiting time.
I've lived in Hungary, Japan, New York City, and elsewhere, but I don't know any city better than Philadelphia. I love its history, art, and music, and my true passion is plants -- for anyone wanting a botany tour, I've got Philly's horticulture history down pat. I was never a person to take tours myself, until I traveled to London, where one tour guide showed me his passion for his city. After spending two years in Philly, I want to pass this passion along and share all the amazing, fascinating, morbid, surprising aspects of my new hometown.
Step 1. Click 'Go Now' to request a tour that starts right away. Click 'Schedule Tour' to send a request for a time in the future.
*Your credit card will not be charged until the guide accepts the request.*
Step 2. If the guide is available, they will accept the tour request. Either way, we will notify you via email/text within 5 minutes for 'Go Now' requests and within 24 hours for 'Schedule Tour' requests.
Step 3. If you have chosen 'Go Now', your guide will immediately leave to come meet you and start your tour. If you have scheduled a tour, you'll receive a reminder 24 hours in advance of the start time
Step 4. After the guide accepts the tour request, we'll send you a text/email with a confirmation code. When the guide arrives, you'll give the guide that confirmation code to start the tour.
Step 5. Enjoy!
(up to 10 people)