What To Expect
Get to know more about the political history of America by going on a tour where you can visit the famous venues where important political events took place. With the guidance from a city local, you will be enlightened with the facts and figures of the different parts of this city.
This tour will be initiated with meetups with the local tour guide at a specific location in Philadelphia. Once every participant is present, the tour will begin at the meetup place where you will be able to admire a collection of local photography and artworks. Afterwards, the Betsy Ross house will be visited. Betsy Ross is the woman known to have sewn the stars and stripes into the first American flag. Her 18th century house is open to the public for viewing where visitors will be able to pass through tiny rooms and a tight staircase.
A tour of the Old City is next on the itinerary. You will be able to roam around its back alleys until you reach the residential street considered to be the oldest in America. You will be then head to the Christ Church, also known as the Church of the Nation. This particular church has been made popular due to the revolutionary-era leaders who worshipped there. Being the resting place of some of the most prominent leaders including Benjamin Franklin, its burial ground is another famous site.
To give you some comfort before you proceed to the next destination, you will stop at a local coffee shop with your guide where you can enjoy snacks and drink various beverages as you rest.
On your way to the Historic District of Philadelphia, you will pass by the home of Benjamin Franklin which is a museum that showcases the personal artifacts, a print shop, and a working post office where you can send hand-stamped letters bearing the original postmark of the Franklin.
The Independence Mall, the U.S Mint, and the National Constitution Center will come to view as you pass by the Benjamin Franklin Museum. You will get to walk through the House of the President, a roofless brick home representing the outline of the presidential home that was once there. This site was once the residence of George Washington and John Adams during the time when Philadelphia was the capital of America.
Walk a small distance from the presidential house and you will find yourself at the site of the Liberty Bell. The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of freedom across America. Characterized by the long crack in its body, the initial purpose of this bell was to call lawmakers to meetings or to gather people during the announcements of news.
The tour will then continue with a view of the mosaic mural in the dream garden of Maxfield Parrish. Decorated with more than 100,000 pieces of favrile glass, this stunning mosaic is made even more beautiful with creative lighting that sets the mood perfectly. A trip to Washington Square is next where you will hear stories about William Penn, the famed leader and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania. A possible visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier may occur if time permits.
A tour of the Independence National Park comes next where sites relating to the founding of the nation and the American Revolution are preserved. Admire the front lawn of the Independence Hall. This particular building earned its significance as a venue for the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the founding fathers of the nation. During your visit of the park, your guide will share important facts about the Philosophical Society, the Congress Hall, the Old City Hall, the Hall of the Carpenters, and the Second Bank of the U.S..
This tour will end with a visit to a local brewpub back in the Old City neighborhood where you can enjoy beverages such as soft drinks or brewed in-house craft beer.
Local English-speaking tour guide
Entrance tickets to the historical sites to visit
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Please be ready 15 minutes before departure.
A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Make sure to check the weather for rain.
Some churches may not be open to us on a Sunday. The Fisher Library hosts students final exams twice a year. We have restricted access (late April to early May and late November to early December) during finals.
Present your voucher at the beginning of the tour.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
2 hours and 30 minutes
1 hour and 30 minutes
1, 2, or 3 Days