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Revolution and the Founders: History Tour of Philadelphia

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icon1 hour 50 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Discover the history and flavors of Philadelphia on a walking tour. Follow your guide to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and other noteworthy sights in the Birthplace of Independence. Get to see some of the favorite haunts of the country’s founding fathers and other influential Americans.
  • Get an insider’s understanding of the year 1776
  • See the city’s historical sights in just two hours
  • Enjoy special discounts at local businesses
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Every Guide Has a History Degree
Liberty Bell, Franklin; Abundant Sightseeing
Admission to Historic Sites
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
Gratuities
Grim Philly Twilight Tours , 523 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

We'll meet you directly "outside" the Market Street doors of the Independence Visitor Center, one block to the north of Independence Hall and across the street from The Liberty Bell and President's House in the heart of historic Philadelphia.

11:00 AM
Merchant Exchange Building , 143 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Tour ends just behind City Tavern and Merchants Exchange where The Continental Congress met every Saturday just aside Alexander Hamilton's Philadelphia home.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Grim Philly Twilight Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Revolution and the Founders: History Tour of Philadelphia?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Revolution and the Founders: History Tour of Philadelphia?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Revolution and the Founders: History Tour of Philadelphia?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-2
Knowledge is power.
vohen85
, Aug 2022
The tour guide had a problem of me recording some of the history lesson he spoke about on my phone. He couldn't answer some of my questions i asked.. Honestly didn't like the tour.
star-5
The most memorable parts...
Paris_E
, Aug 2022
The most memorable parts of our experience was seeing the unknown soldier tomb in Washington square.
star-5
Great experience! The...
Jennifer_W
, Aug 2022
Great experience! The tour guide was excellent and brought the early history of our country alive. Highly recommend taking this tour!
star-5
Guide was knowledgeable...
Yehuda_K
, Aug 2022
Guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Walk was slow pace over a small radius. We enjoyed and would recommend to friends
star-5
Great tour
Heather_P
, Jul 2022
Very informative fun tour and the guide was iterative with my 4 year old to make the experience enjoyable even for little ones!
star-4
History with Bill
Lynne_B
, Jul 2022
Informative tour although sometimes hard to hear. Would have liked to go inside some of the buildings. Overall good tour of the history and area.
star-3
Great guide, but content for people with solid historical knowledge
Florian_K
, Jul 2022
The guide Joe was super knowledgeable, however relying on questions to "guide" the tour. Therefore I would recommend it only for people who do know about the places, people and dates before doing the tour, and hope for some deepergoing anecdotes on them
star-5
Must do tour
Jenny_C
, Jul 2022
Our guide Ted was very knowledgeable and personable. A great tour to touch on the hi lites of the old city. Very family friendly. A must do tour.
star-5
Wonderful historical tour with great guide
James_L
, Jul 2022
Very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. We really enjoyed all our conversations with her. All the sites we visited was very interesting and full of historical information.
star-5
Great historical tour
Carmella_M
, Jul 2022
Ted was a great tour guide. He was very informative and answered every question. He also knew fun facts that we'd never heard. Kid friendly tour.
star-4
Walking tour
Leti_d
, Jul 2022
Just walked by buildings no time to go inside. If your looking to go inside buildings this is not the four
star-5
Great Philly Tour
JOHN_H
, Jul 2022
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was very connected with the entire group. Would recommend this tour!
star-5
Great Tour
Peter_K
, Jul 2022
Todd did a great job and provided much information. The pace was good and he took into account the shade factor in the Philly heat.
star-5
Great Tour!!
Kevin_B
, Jul 2022
Joe was knowledgeable and funny. He kept us out of the sun on a very hot day. I learned some things that I didn't know.
star-4
Founding Fathers Tour at Independence Hall
Christopher_B
, Jul 2022
I have crossed out one of the adventures on my bucket list! The tour of our founding Fathers and where this country began was great!! I would recommend this to anyone. Kyle , the tour guide was fantastic!
star-5
Great Time!
Kathleen_C
, Jul 2022
Very informative! Tour guide had good sense of humor and good character. Your was very detailed. I will recommend this tour to my friends.
star-5
Great family tour
Philip_V
, Jun 2022
Took the founding father's tour with 15, 12 and 10 year Olds. Everyone had a great time. Our tour guide Ted was really knowledgeable and fun. Overall great tour. Would definitely recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Not what we were expecting
Claire_B
, Jun 2022
The tour consisted of some history of the writing of the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Bell, and other historical points of interest along the way in no particular order. If you want to.see the Liberty Bell and inside Independence Hall you have to go back to each one separately. A couple of good places for Philly Cheesesteaks were pointed out and we tried one which was good.
star-4
I wish we could have...
Cynthia_G
, Jun 2022
I wish we could have included going into one of the buildings and saw Betsy Ross but the guide was very knowledgable and engaged making it very enjoyable
star-5
Great Tour
Rita_P
, Jun 2022
Sara was an awesome tour guide. She told us things about history that I never knew. She answered everyone’s questions

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