Historic Philadelphia Private Tour


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Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Local Experience, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. We love children of all ages. Since this is an outdoor walking tour, facilities most likely will not be available for diaper changing.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

Guided tour of Philadelphia's famous historic sites and must sees.

Walk in the footsteps of our founders while learning about each of their contributions to forming Philadelphia and our nation. Since religious freedom played a key role in pre- and post-Colonial America, we will also visit several of the Historic Churches while learning about the Saints from Philadelphia, Saint Katherine Drexel, Saint John Neumann and Frances Xavier Cabrini. We will visit all of the historical sites including Independence Hall, Congress Hall, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, Signer's Garden, Christ Church and Ben Franklin's Grave, Franklin Court which includes the oldest Post Office in America and Old Saint Joseph's National Shrine while discovering many "Philly Firsts".

This tour is approximately 2 to 2. 5 hours covering 1. 5 miles. A nice add on to this tour is the tour to the Saint John Neumann Shrine.


Tour begins at either your hotel or Independence Visitor Center then proceeds to the following sites:

President's Washington and Adams house
Declaration House where Thomas Jefferson wrote The Declaration of Independence
Signer's Walk (Founding Father's Walk of Fame)
Liberty Bell
Independence Hall
Congress & Old City Halls
Signer's Garden
Philosophical Hall
Library Hall
Second Bank of US
Carpenters' Hall
New Hall Military Museum
Old Saint Joseph's National Shrine
First Bank of US
Franklin Court
B. Free Franklin Post Office
Christ Church
Betsy Ross House
Ben Franklin's Grave

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at Independence Visitor Center in the lobby just inside the entrance from Market Street.

End location: Tour will end at the Independence Visitor Center.

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.

This tour is approximately 2.5 hours. Crowds may extend the length of time of this tour to approximately 3 hours.

Start times are flexible. Typically the start times are:

Mondays: 9:30 AM or 1:30 PM
Wednesdays: 2:00 PM or later
Fridays: 9:30 AM or 1:30 PM
Saturdays: 9:30 AM or 1:30 PM


This is a walking tour. If you book the Saint John Neumann add on, we can either walk or take a cab.

What’s Included

Other: 1. Guided tour of the Philadelphia Historic Area.
2. Tour will begin at the Independence Visitor's Center located at 6th and Market Street. We will meet just inside the entrance to the building.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Dollars - Extra costs may include food, bottled water, admissions to Franklin Museum.

What’s Extra

Other: Food & Drink, souvenirs, transportation to and from the Visitor's Center.

A Recent Review of this tour

On a scale of 1-5 it was most certainly a 5. She was informative, courteous and lovely to be around. My husband and I were very pleased with all aspects of the tour, content, timing and improvising (when needed). We would certainly use ToursByLocals in our future trips and highly recommend Luanne for those traveling to the Philly area. Thank you.
Teresa K.

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