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Philadelphia: History, Highlights & Revolution Walking Tour

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Activity provider: WeVenture (National)

Philadelphia: History, Highlights & Revolution Walking Tour

Activity provider: WeVenture (National)

From US$ 49 per person

Go beyond what the textbooks tell you on this historic walking tour of Philadelphia. View the most iconic historical sights of Independence National Park and admire the beautiful architecture.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Hear stories of Independence National Historical Park's famous figures and sights
  • Explore some of the lesser-known spots in the Historic District and Old City
  • Visit Independence Mall and learn about historic events that shaped Philadelphia
  • Enter the Museum of the American Revolution and watch a live demonstration
  • Learn about a local non-profit where some of your tour profits are donated
Full description

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and varied past of Philadelphia, one of the US' most historically significant cities, on this walking tour. Learn more about America's former capital and how it helped to shape the United States of America.

Take a guided stroll through Independence National Park, along the cobblestone streets of Old City, past buildings, statues, and monuments, and through the history you think you know. Be amazed by Philadelphia’s remarkable past as your local guide separates the fact from the fiction.

Get the chance to give back with a donation to a local non-profit included in the cost of your tour. You will also visit the Museum of the American Revolution and enjoy a live demonstration about George Washington’s war tent and the important role it played during the Revolution.

  • Local guide
  • Museum of the American Revolution entry
  • Demonstration at the Museum of the American Revolution
  • Donation to a local community organization
  • National park service fee
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Signer Statue in Signer's Garden. If you are driving to the tour, please allow extra time to find parking. There are several parking lots and decks throughout Old City. Street or metered parking is not recommended as the maximum time allowed is 2 hours, which is less time than the tour duration.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This is a walking tour that is primarily outside. The tour runs year-round and will proceed rain or shine unless such weather constitutes a dangerous situation
  • In the event of a site closure, your guide will do their best to replace it with a similar alternative
  • All guests ages 5 and up will be required to show proof of vaccination to attend this tour (guests 18 and up must also show a matching valid ID). An original CDC vaccination card or a photo or electronic copy of the card are all acceptable forms of documentation. Proof of a negative COVID test will not be accepted. Additionally, masks are required for visitors ages 2 and up while inside the Museum of the American Revolution
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4.9 /5

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The tour was well-paced, with a real breadth of content, delivered in an engaging way. I learned so much (without feeling mentally drained), and the balance of exhibits mixed in with the walking made for a really enjoyable couple of hours. I’d highly recommend this tour to anybody looking to explore Philadelphia and learn some cool history at the same time!

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January 8, 2023

Our guide, Tom Courtney, was excellent. He turns history into a story about the people who made it, with anecdotes that you don’t find in most history books. I learned so much on this tour. Wish I’d had history teachers like him.

September 14, 2022

We had a fantastic tour with Rick, our tour guide. He was informative and the program was extremely interesting. We had many opportunities to ask questions and discuss many of the facts that were presented. An outstanding experience.

August 10, 2022

Product ID: 409158