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History in HD
- 2 Hours
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- *Approx package price
Forget watching History Channel documentaries, why not see the landmarks that shaped America in real life on this Philadelphia tour? From the building where the US Constitution was signed to George Washington's house, and a church where America's founding fathers once sat, this tour even includes a craft beer to help you digest all the history.
* Explore this history-drenched neighborhood and view some of the iconic sights of Independence National Park, including Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, and the Liberty Bell (even going inside if queues allow).
* Admire Carpenter's Hall and the Arch Street Meeting House, and head inside Christ Church and the Curtis Center (weekdays only).
* Absorb the rich historical significance of landmarks like the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Court, Old City Hall, and the Second Bank of the US.
* Visit local businesses and watering holes like Old City Coffee Shop and a local brewpub, where we treat you to a locally-brewed ale or another beverage of your choice.
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact our office at 215-280-3746 to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Make sure to check the weather report for rain!
Children are 6 to 12 years of age inclusively.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Start at the Independence Visitor Center and walk out of the door with instant views of Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center, and the U.S. Mint. Walk down the Mall and across the street into the President's House Site, home to George Washington and John Adams during Philly's tenure as our nation's capital.
From there we walk past the Liberty Bell, perhaps with a chance to go inside for pictures. We then continue to the Curtis Center and walk inside (weekdays only) for a view of Maxfield Parrish's Dream Garden mosaic mural. Then off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn and a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
We continue through Independence National Park and the must-see front yard of Independence Hall, sight of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. Your guide will also share knowledge of Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Philosophical Society, the 2nd Bank of the US, and Carpenter's Hall as you make your way through the park.
You'll get some great views of the site of Ben Franklin's home as the tour continues into the Old City neighborhood. The energy level is high as you pass some of the trendiest pubs, clubs, cafes, and shopping in Philly. You'll also get a chance to see some great art galleries and fantastic historic, industrial architecture along the way. The next stop on the tour comes at Old City Coffee shop where you can grab a quick snack or beverage.
From the Coffee Shop, the tour heads to Arch Street Meeting House, the largest Quaker Meeting House in the world with a possibility of visiting inside. You'll pass the Betsy Ross House and hear stories of the birth of the American Flag. From there, we weave through the charming back alleys of Old City, and wind up walking down Elfreth's Alley, the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the country.
As the tour winds down, you'll be treated to a visit inside Christ Church. Inside the church, you'll hear stories of our founding fathers, sit where they sat, and learn about the birth of the Episcopal Church in America.
We end the tour at a local brewpub. You'll get a craft beer brewed in-house included in the price of the tour! The kids are welcome to a beverage of their choice as well.