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