Guided tour

Philadelphia: Colonial Philadelphia Walking Tour

Activity provider: phillyPHAT
Guided tour

Philadelphia: Colonial Philadelphia Walking Tour

Activity provider: phillyPHAT

From US$ 40 per person

Take a small-group tour to discover famous colonial sites and buildings that date back to the founding of the city of Philadelphia. Learn about their architecture and the significant historical events that took place at each.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


  • Explore the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in America
  • Learn about the famous people buried at Christ's Church
  • Visit the site where Ben Franklin lived
  • Discover Carpenter's Hall, home of the 1st Continental Congress
  • Marvel at Independence Hall where both the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were written
Full description
Discover buildings from the era of the founding fathers that still survive to this day. With your expert tour guide, see historic buildings that go back almost to the founding of the city in 1682. Admire a variety of architectural styles such as Georgian, Federal, and, Revival whilst learning about American history along the way. Beginning on Elfreth's Alley, learn about the origins of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. Then continue to Christ Church and its churchyard where Andrew Hamilton, Pierce Butler, and Robert Morris are buried. Next, you will see Ben Franklin's house and hear about his fascinating life story. From there, Carpenter's Hall is close by where the 1st Continental Congress met. See the First Bank of the United States, founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1791. This building is the first U.S. government building with a Greco-Roman facade. Pass by where Hamilton and his mistress lived, as well as the Dolly Todd House, before arriving at the Second Bank of the United States, the first all-marble facade in America. Finally discover Independence Hall, home of the 2nd Continental Congress. This important landmark is where both the Declaration of the United States and the Constitution were created and signed 11 years apart.
  • 2-Hour Walking Tour
  • Knowledgeable architect/historian tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts. Your guide will be wearing a fedora or similar hat and have a messenger bag

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place outdoors and will operate rain or shine
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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July 29, 2021

July 6, 2021

Enjoyable tour with an informative and friendly guide

June 14, 2021

Product ID: 396387