The Founding Fathers of Philadelphia: Private 2-hour History Philadelphia, PA

Travel CuriousOutside the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District hotel, 400 Arch St.Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Overview

Discover the birthplace of the United States of America on a private Philadelphia walking tour. Follow in the footsteps of founding fathers as you visit historic sites including Christ Church, Carpenter’s Hall, and Liberty Bell. Learn about the city's colonial past, the city’s role in the slave trade, and more. End the tour with a visit to Independence Hall.

up to 2 hrs up to 1 people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Philadelphia Travel Experts
  • Explore the birthplace of the United States of America on this private Philadelphia walking tour.
  • This kid-friendly tour is approximately 2 hours.
  • The tour ends at Independence Hall, in which you will participate in a tour run by park ranger guides (included).
  • This is an exclusive guided walking tour with just you, your group and your guide.
  • Christ Church Burial Grounds are closed December - February. Your guide will substitute this for another site on the day of your tour.
  • Carpenter's Hall and the Second Bank are currently being renovated. Tour will stop outside the building instead.

Description

from The Founding Fathers of Philadelphia: Private 2-hour History Tour
As the Birthplace of the United States of America and the iconic Stars & Stripes flag, Philadelphia boasts monuments to some of the nation’s earliest significant moments. On this private walking tour, bring the stories back to life while seeing the places where history was made and follow the footsteps of 4 of the founding fathers of Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and John Adams.

On your private tour, you will:
  • Learn about the city’s role in the American revolution and fight for independence;
  • See Benjamin Franklin's Grave from the outside;
  • Walk by the National Constitution Centre, dedicated to telling the story of the U.S. Constitution;
  • Explore Franklin Court, the historic site where Benjamin Franklin lived and worked during his time in Philadelphia;
  • See Christ Church, founded in the 17th century which played an important role in American history attended by many of the founding fathers, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Betsy Ross;
  • Walk past the first post office in America, established by Benjamin Franklin in 1775 who was appointed the first Postmaster General of the United States;
  • Discover The President's House Site, where Presidents George Washington and John Adams lived during their terms in the office including a memorial that honors the enslaved Africans who lived and worked there;
  • See Carpenters' Hall, where the First Continental Congress met in 1774 which is now a museum, featuring exhibits and artefacts from the colonial period;
  • Snap of the Liberty Bell, an independence and freedom symbol of America;
  • End the tour with tickets to Independence Hall, where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.

During the American Revolution, Philadelphia was the site of the First and the Second Continental Congresses. After the Revolution, the city was chosen to be the temporary capital of the United States from 1790 to 1800.

Though federal and state governments left Philadelphia at the beginning of the 19th century, the city continued for some years to be the nation’s cultural and financial hub.

This tour will take you to the Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center, and Liberty Bell on a stroll to the presidential home of George Washington and John Adams.

On this walking tour of the storied Historic District, you will explore Philadelphia’s historic district and learn not only its oft-told narrative but also the complexities of the nation.

Hear about Philadelphia’s role in the slave trade, its colonial past, and the development of trade links to claim its rightful place as one of the nation’s most important centers of trade.

Your tour ends at the entrance to Independence Hall, the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, in which you will participate in a tour run by park ranger Independence Hall guides.

Inclusions:
  • A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favorite places
  • Independence Hall tickets

Exclusions:
  • Gratuities, food & drink are not included.
  • Transportation.
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off.

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Founding Fathers of Philadelphia: Private 2-hour History Tour

Where does the tour meet?

Your guide will meet you outside the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District hotel, 400 Arch St, Philadelphia.

What should I bring?

It is recommended to bring a refillable water bottle.

What should I wear?

Comfortable walking shoes, and dress in layers.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes! Lots of great photo opportunities.

How long is this private walking tour in Philadelphia?

The Founding Fathers of Philadelphia private walking tour is approximately 2 hours.

What’s included in the tour?

This tour includes an Independence Hall reservation and a private two-hour guided walking tour with an English-speaking tour guide.