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Franklin's Footsteps Walking Tour

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Philadelphia, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Retrace the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin and his fellow patriots during the founding of a nation on this guided, 75-minute walking tour. Discover colonial Philadelphia's historic past and visit some of the city’s landmark locations, like Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenters’ Hall, and much more.
  • Take a walking tour of historic Philadelphia
  • Follow Benjamin Franklin’s footsteps through the city
  • Learn about the US Constitution
  • Fun for the entire family
Professional Local guide in colonial attire
The 90 minute tour proceeds through Old City and the Independence National Historical Park.
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Departure Point

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Philadelphia Intl Airport, 8000 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153


Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This entertaining and educational walking tour departs from the Sightseeing Tour kiosk at the Independence Visitor Center. Explore Philadelphia through Benjamin Franklin’s eyes as a professional guide leads the way through the city’s historic district.

Along the way, visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Carpenters’ Hall, a key meeting place in the early history of the United States.

Also, see historic Christ Church, where Franklin and the other Founding Fathers worshiped; the Christ Church Burial Ground, where Franklin and many other historic leaders are buried; and the Betsy Ross House, where it is believed the seamstress created the first American flag.

Finally, visit the National Constitution Center — America's most hands-on history museum and the historic area’s newest attraction. Learn about the US Constitution, a worldwide symbol of freedom and justice, and what it represents.
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Franklin's Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour
This 90 minute walking tour begins at the Independence Visitor Center, and proceeds through Old City, and the Independence National Historic Site. Led by a professional guide in colonial dress, participants walk in the footsteps of those who forged a nation. Particular focus is placed on Philadelphia's most famous founding father, Benjamin Franklin. Visit his grave site and site of his home. Along the way, the group will pass by and stop at the Betsy Ross House, Elfreth's Alley, Christ Church, Franklin Court, Carpenter's Hall, Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell. Please note this is an outdoor walking tour, and does not go inside buildings.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, an alternative date or full refund will be offered
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Philadelphia TrolleyWorks

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.
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What is the maximum group size during Franklin's Footsteps Walking Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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We had taken an earlier walking tour...
mom2dcb
, Aug 2017
We had taken an earlier walking tour that was so much better I'm afraid it colored my view of this one. The guide wearing a colonial costume was a bit hokey. But what bothered me the most was that he went over the advertised tour time so apparently decided not to go to a couple of stops that were on the map. Fortunately we had already seen those places on the other tour, but I felt bad for the other tourists who missed out on those sites.
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Our tour guide Steve was really...
houstonkiki
, Jun 2017
Our tour guide Steve was really awesome - he was dressed for the part, and full of good facts - some very obscure facts that our other guides did not know.. Kevin Bacons dad (Edmund) was the Urban planner that was responsible for much of philadelphia's revitalization and preservation- too cool.

Product code: 13471P7

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