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The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, United States

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Overview

Discover the birthplace of America on this guided walking tour through the country’s most historic area in Philadelphia. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Independence National Historical Park and more than 20 other historic sites on this 1.25-mile trek, including the National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, and many more.
  • Philadelphia walking tour
  • Journey through America's Most Historic Area - the birthplace of America's nation
  • See more than 20 historic sites in the Independence National Historical Park
  • Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
75-minute Constitutional Walking Tour
Tour operates in rain or shine
A walking journey through America's Most Historic Area - the birthplace of America's nation
See where The Declaration of Independence and The United States Constitution were created
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
It has been said that Philadelphia is best seen on foot, so this Constitutional Walking Tour is the perfect way to explore America’s birthplace and the important sites that have written its long history.

This tour, led by an energetic and knowledgeable tour guide, provides an experience that is both educational and fun. Enjoy an overview of the Independence National Historical Park area with visits to more than 20 of the most historic sites in Philadelphia — like Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, the National Constitution Center, Declaration House, Carpenters’ Hall, Franklin Court and many others.

The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia provides an up-close-and-personal, behind-the-scenes account of the city. Experience historical Philadelphia — and celebrate America’s birthplace — the way it was meant to be on a sightseeing walking tour of a lifetime.

This tour operates rain or shine, so dress for the weather.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
National Constitution Center
Meeting point and tour intro
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The President's House
This open-air President’s House commemorates the predecessor the White House where President George Washington and President John Adams lived while they were in office, while Philadelphia was the Capital City of the United States from 1790-1800.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Declaration House (Graff House)
Declaration House, or Graff House as it is also referred to, is on the site where Thomas Jefferson lived when he wrote The Declaration of Independence.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Liberty Bell Center
The quintessential icon of American Freedom
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Independence Hall
Independence Hall, the birthplace of America, was built in 1732 as the Pennsylvania State House.
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Congress Hall
Constructed between 1787 and 1789 as the Philadelphia County Court House, Congress Hall served as the United States Capitol, the meeting place of the United States Congress, from 1790 to 1800
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Old City Hall
The former home to the U.S. Supreme Court
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The Signer
You will see the statue called The Signer, inspired by George Clymer.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
American Philosophical Society Museum
Oldest scholarly society in the U.S.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Library Hall
The nation’s first public library and the former Library of Congress
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Second Bank of the United States
One of the most influential financial institutions in the world, now a portrait gallery
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Carpenters' Hall
The birthplace of the American Identity
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
New Hall Military Museum
Interpreting the role of the military in early U.S. history
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
First Bank of the United States
Sparked the first great Constitutional debate
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Franklin Court
Ben Franklin’s home and the only Colonial-themed Post Office
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Christ Church
An active parish since 1695, often called the “Nation’s Church”
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Betsy Ross House
Where Betsy Ross sewed the first Stars and Stripes
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Arch Street Meeting House
Home to the Society of Friends
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Christ Church Cemetery
The final resting place of Benjamin Franklin
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tours are all weather events and operate rain or shine
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tour Meeting Location National Constitution Center 525 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Note: Directly outside main entrance by 3 large stone benches) Check in 15 minutes before the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Constitutional Guided Walking Tour

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Constitutional Walking 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
See all safety measures taken by The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia.

Traveler Tips


  • "It is a lot of walking, so make sure you wear proper footwear!" See review
  • "Combine it with hop on hop off Big Bus and your set." See review
  • "A must if you're visiting Philly for the first time!" See review

Reviews

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Learning the Constitution
Ally
, Oct 2020
Had a wonderful and historical tour of all the Historic sites in Philadelphia. Very easy walking tour and learned about the the historical sites with little known facts. Enjoyable. Everybody wore masks and kept their distance .
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Michael’s knowledge
KristieAbbott
, Oct 2020
Loved Michael our tour guide. He was so very knowledgeable and fun. I wish we could have had some time inside some of the open buildings however. Totally recommend! I learned soooo much! Loved it. Made me fall in love with Philly!
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Great Tour
Marikay_H
, Oct 2020
The tour guide was very nice and informative. We enjoyed this tour a lot! He was helpful with ideas with lunch too.
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Enjoyable and Educational
Dave_K
, Oct 2020
Our tour guide, Connor was very knowledgeable and interesting. We enjoyed learning about the history of the area. Thank you.
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Such a great experience
JamieLatta
, Oct 2020
We had the best time on the constitution tour yesterday, our entire family enjoyed it and our guide was funny, knowledgeable, and friendly. Thank you so much for such a great experience!! 10/10 would recommend
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Amazing experience!
Ivan_K
, Oct 2020
The tour was excellent! Our tour guide Michael was incredibly knowledgeable and extremely friendly! Had an amazing experience.
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Amazing experience
Jossie_V
, Oct 2020
This tour was extremely informative and interesting. Our guide was super knowledgeable and passionate about the city’s history and culture. It was an amazing experience! Recommend 100%.
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Better tours out there
Debbie_B
, Oct 2020
Lots of history nice tour. You do not get to go inside any of the establishments. As far as our tour guide he was young and had other embellishments about the history that didn’t quite line up with facts.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for your feedback. Our web site and other marketing materials are very clear that we do not go into the sites. We market our tour as an outdoor walking journey. The tour is meant to provide an overview of the sites and the historic area, so that you can get an orientation to the area, and then decide which sites you would like to go back and visit in more depth on your own after the tour since everything is within a few blocks radius. As far as what you said about the tour guide, I'd like to look into that so I'll be sending you a private message to get more details about the exact date and time you took the tour so I can look into this further. Thank you.
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A must try for first time visitors !
Jasmine_A
, Oct 2020
Had a really awesome time on this tour. Our guide was super sweet and personable. It was my partners first time in Philly and this tour helped him learn more about the cities history in a easy and palatable way! Will certainly be back to try out the other tours (:
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Had a blast
Niamani_M
, Oct 2020
Loved Julianne (hope I spelled that right) , she was informative and so engaging. We didn’t experience a single dull moment.
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