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A Trip Back Through Time
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!"
What is the Philadelphia Patriots and Founders History Tour About?
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.
What You Will See on This Tour:
The tour takes you on an unforgettable mile where some of the nation's most significant events occurred, such as:
- The statement's compromise at Congress Hall
- The fractured goverment at First U.S. Bank
- The attempt at peace at Carpenters' Hall
- The designing of a nation at Independence Hall
- And so much more...
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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December 1st 2023
"My husband and I enjoyed our tour and the extended 30mins where I was able to take this picture at S ... "
November 23rd 2023
"It was very entertaining. Claire was a great tour guide. Would love to have seen more"
November 13th 2023
"Great tour and super interesting! My kids ages 14-20 enjoyed the tour as well."
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.
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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.