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Philadelphia: In-App Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Philadelphia: In-App Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 7.99 per person

Bring history to life with this self-guided walking tour of Philadelphia. Explore the city’s historic districts, see the Liberty Bell, and learn about the Founding Fathers as you test your knowledge.

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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • View iconic landmarks like the spot where Declaration of Independence was signed
  • Really get to know Philadelphia's most famous resident, Mr. Benjamin Franklin
  • Take a lovely stroll around the beautiful and historic Old City neighborhood
  • Challenge your friends or family to see who can get the most questions correct
  • Combine education with entertainment by answering trivia questions as you tour
Full description

Embark on an exciting and informative walking tour of Philadelphia's most important historic sites using an app. Get a feel for the history of this important city while looking for clues and answering questions on the game.

Your scavenger hunt-led audio tour will begin just east of Philly’s beautiful City Hall. As you walk, the app will prompt you with plenty of fun trivia questions to see how much you really know about America’s revolutionary history. From City Hall, head east and hear about the lead-up to the American Revolution, why it happened, and what led to key moments of escalation like the Boston Tea Party. Arrive at the historic Washington Square Park, home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After that, continue to Independence Hall, where the very first Continental Congress gathered back in 1774. Then it’s on to an impressive statue of George Washington, where you’ll learn about the man behind all the legends. Up next is one of the most important attractions along your route: the Liberty Bell. You’ll have a chance to see this iconic artifact up close and find out what exactly makes it so special. Then head to the open-air Benjamin Franklin Museum and the very first White House. Next is the historic Graff House, where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. Past that is the African American Museum, revealing a different side of the revolutionary story. Next, you’ll see Franklin Park and the famous Bolt of Lightning sculpture, both of which offer a perfect opportunity to discover more about perhaps the wildest of the Founding Fathers: Benjamin Franklin. After passing the National Constitution Center and the United States Mint, you’ll also have an opportunity to visit Franklin’s grave. Continuing on, pass the Betsy Ross House, home to the woman who created America’s official flag. Then you’ll get to visit Elfreth’s Alley, which has been perfectly preserved as it appeared in the 1700s. Finally, you’ll reach the Museum of the American Revolution, offering the chance to dig even deeper into this fascinating period of American history. Your adventure will conclude here.

Includes
  • Interactive quiz
  • In-app self-guided walking tour
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Digital tour valid forever
  • Optional hints to help solve puzzles
  • 20+ challenges to solve
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Go to Philadelphia City Hall to start the tour. Stick to the tour route for an optimal experience.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided scavenger tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change

Product ID: 427261