Philadelphia Untold Stories Guided History Tour

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USD2400

Free cancellation

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

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

The concept of a free country was born within a few square blocks. We will visit the revered structures of the past, including those where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were drafted, where presidents lived, and where delegates discussed the destiny of our nation. Along the route, we'll pass by a few well-known artifacts and discover the mysteries and tales these structures conceal. We'll talk about some names you've probably never heard of and share some historical obscurities. Let's hop in our time machine and head back to America in the 18th century.

Itinerary

Though not standing today, the foundations of this structure can still be seen. At first the governor's home, this home played host to the first two presidents of the newly formed United States.
Cast in London in 1752, the original name of the bell was the Pennsylvania State House Bell. The name was changed to the Liberty Bell in the 1830s, when it was adopted as an icon for abolitionists.
The construction of Independence Hall took 21 years and was completed in 1753 and is most famous for hosting the Second Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and Nicolas Cage in the film "National Treasure".
This building was the first home of the two houses of Congress and is the origin of the terms "upper chamber" and "lower chamber".
The American Philosophical Society was one of many organizations founded by Benjamin Franklin, who adopted Philadelphia as his hometown.
This building was the meeting house for the Carpenters' Company, the oldest trade guild in the United States. This historic structure played host to Benjamin Franklin's library and the First Continental Congress.
This bank was chartered by Alexander Hamilton and the emergence of the two party system in America can be traced back to the rift between Alexander Hamilton, who was in favor of a central bank, and Thomas Jefferson, who was adamantly opposed to a central bank.
When William Penn founded Pennsylvania, one of his principles was the freedom of religion, due to his own persecution for his Quaker beliefs. When the Church of England wanted to found a church in Philadelphia, he offered no resistance. This historic church counted at least 15 signers of the Declaration of Independence among its parishioners.

Inclusions

Professional and courteous tour guide
Thoroughly researched and accurate history

Exclusions

Transportation

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
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

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

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