Discovering Colonial Philadelphia to now Walking Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

321819


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

The Best Philadelphia Walking Tour


We will visit a number of notable properties during the Discovering Colonial Philadelphia to now Walking Tour. We will see buildings that go back almost to the founding of the city in 1682, up to buildings currently under construction. Georgian, Federal, and many Revival styles will be seen along the way.

Itinerary

Beginning at Elfreth's Alley, the oldest, continuously occupied residential street in the United States, this tour winds its way through Old City, visiting Christ Church, the Franklin Ghost House and the buildings on Independence Mall.

As we head towards Washington Square we will see examples Greek and Egyptian Revival, and Italianate styles. Heading into Society Hill we will explore styles from Georgian and Federal all the way to Modern building styles and even sites under construction.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Address or Intersection, Suggested by Guide: Benches located just East of Second Street on south side of Race Street

End Point Options: Address or Intersection

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

Walking

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - While there are no extra costs as part of the tour, you may wish to purchase snacks or souvenirs along the way.

What’s Extra

Other: Our private tour will be outside, so there are no entrance fees or extra costs. We do pass many street vendors so you may wish to purchase snacks or additional drinks.

Restrictions

As most tours are 3 hours of walking, be prepared with a good set of comfortable shoes.

A Recent Review of this tour

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Reid. His in-depth knowledge of history combined with architecture was fascinating. He used old maps, photos and sometimes diagrams to better explain the history we were looking at. We went at a good pace but slow enough to take everything in. Reid had a wealth of knowledge and was pleasant to be with. We would highly recommend taking a tour with Reid whether you are visiting Philadelphia or if you've lived in the area your whole life. A great tour!
Elaine Fisher

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    321819


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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