Philadelphia History and Revolution Guided Tour


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A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration3 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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Take a deep dive into Philadelphia history on this guided walking tour of the city’s Revolutionary landmarks. With a full roster of historical sites like Independence Hall as well newer institutions such as the Museum of the American Revolution, this tour combines all the essentials for a keen understanding of Philly’s crucial role in the founding of the United States.


A visit to Independence National Historical Park packs in many historic landmarks
Receive a discounted ticket to the Museum of the American Revolution to use after the tour
Walk down one of the oldest residential streets in America
A maximum of 12 people keeps the experience personal


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!
See a plethora of historical landmarks such as Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and Old City Hall. Your guide will talk you through the history of them all and highlight the significance of their role in the development of modern-day Philly, the United States, and global democracy.
Independence Mall is home to the National Constitution Center, Independence Visitors Center, and many of the highlights of Independence National Park. As you walk through and absorb the atmosphere, our guide will keep you posted on its history - and fill you in on all the useful info while you're in the park and surrounding neighborhoods.
This iconic building (and image on the $100 bill) is a beacon of democracy to Americans and other nations around the world. On our tour, we'll see Independence Hall from outside, as we encircle it and talk about the philosophies, trials, and triumphs of the Founding Fathers who worked here when our nation was born.
The original home for the United States Congress, this building is one of the adjoining buildings of Independence Hall.
Hear stories about this magnificent building, its role in building modern-day democracy, and the founding members and philosophies of our country.
Learn about the history (and dispel some of the myths!) of Liberty Bell and how it has been used over the years - inspiring everyone from abolitionists, to suffragettes, to the civil rights movement.
We’ll see the iconic Carpenters Hall - where the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was founded. This location also holds immense importance to American Independence, as it was where the first Continental Congress was held. You’ll hear plenty of stories about this cornerstone of American history as we admire the building from the outside.
One of the newest museums in Philadelphia offers an incredible look at the stories, artifacts, and people that shaped the American Revolution. We’ll go inside to see a presentation of George Washington’s War Tent - which was present during many critical moments during the Revolutionary War. When your tour is over, you’ll be able to get a discounted ticket to see the rest of the museum.
As the oldest continuously-occupied residential street in the entire United States, this street is a gorgeous vision of history and its architecture dates back to the early 1700s. The unique brick work, narrow homes, and unique features are truly what make it a national treasure.
You'll pass by Betsy Ross House, named after a famous seamstress and flag maker who is said to have sewn the first ever American flag! We'll certainly set you straight about the many myths surrounding this "Founding Mother."
Wander past the burial site of the most renowned inventor in American history, while you walk down Arch Street.
Our next stop is nearby, at the President's House! This is where legendary American icons like George Washington and John Adams lived while President. You'll also learn about some of the slaves that lived at this location and how it's still an active archeological site - not too common in a city's downtown area.


Fascinating stories of America's most historically significant city
A knowledgeable local expert guide
An unforgettable journey through the historic heart of Old City Philadelphia
A donation to a local non-profit historic organization
Admission into the Museum of American Revolution
Discounted entry in the Museum of the American Revolution at the time of your choice after the tour
See a presentation that features the tent that George Washington lived in the majority of the war


Additional food and drink.
Souvenirs or personal shopping.

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.