Did you know Philadelphia is the home of the oldest continually-inhabited residential street in America? Elfreth's Alley in the Old City has homes dating back to 1702.
Take a closer look at the lives, lore, and legends of the people, both famous and infamous, who have shaped America while following their footsteps on the very same cobblestones they strolled. From the ashes of revolution to the fierce rivalries and scandals that erupted even as our nation's foundations were laid, delve into the history and landmarks of the city where our constitution was hammered out and our republic was forged in the heat of debate.
"This tour should be studied in school. I had no idea some of this stuff really happened!"
Our Philadelphia Patriots and Founders History Tour offers a more intimate exploration of the grounds and landmarks where the American Experiment played out in the early days of the country. Immerse yourself in another time, when the portraits on our paper money were real men attempting to design the first fully-independent nation on earth.
The tour takes you on an unforgettable mile where some of the nation's most significant events occurred, such as:
Professional guides will introduce you to landmarks you may have heard of in school, but have never before seen like this- the authentic locations where greatness and avarice, ideals and idiosyncrasies all mingled together to conjure up the notion of a nation better than the sum of its parts.
Join us to explore the iconic and less well-known historical buildings and important sites of Philadelphia, and picture yourself there at a time when our Founding Fathers walked the streets of the most exciting city in the world.
"Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can."
Meeting point address: 6th and Market Street, Philadelphia PA
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Parking: We recommend parking near the Independence Visitor Center. To see options, click below:
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Carla Self Joe Nedley
May 18th 2023
"Kyle was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed hearing history of buildings."
May 16th 2023
"I wish he would have gone to more spooky places. But the guide was so polite and friendly. I appreci ... "
May 14th 2023
Please arrive to the designated meeting location before your tour’s start time, or they may leave without you! Your email confirmation will verify map and meeting location.
No need to print anything out. Just show up, and the tour guide will mark you present! Please save your email confirmation handy on your phone for reference.
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This tour is a walking tour.
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