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From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour

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Philadelphia, United States

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

This half-day Philadelphia tour ditches the guidebooks and provides a dose of history from a local perspective. Follow a guide through Old City and visit unmissable Philly landmarks. Then ride the subway to Center City for a happy hour pub crawl that includes beers. This small-group walking tour is limited to 12 people for a personalized experience.
  • Half-day historic Philly walking tour with happy hour
  • See key Philadelphia landmarks with a guide's insight
  • Four local beers included at Center City bars and brewpubs
  • Walking tour limited to 12 people for a small-group experience
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Local English-speaking guide
Historic site admission fee (when applicable)
National Park guided tour fee
Surprise local treat
Public transportation ticket
3 beers & 1 snack
Additional food and drinks
Tips/gratuities for your guide

Departure Point

101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Departure Time

2:30 PM

Return Details

Center City, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Meet your small group in central Philadelphia and follow your guide on a “best of” route through Old City. Weave through Independence National Park and learn about the nation's founding at historic sites that were instrumental in establishing many of the country’s first institutions and ideologies. See Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and Old City Hall, among others.

Continue your Philadelphia city tour to a spot where, on weekdays only, you can view Maxfield Parrish's "Dream Garden" mosaic mural. Take a possible excursion into Washington Square and hear stories of Philadelphia founder William Penn.

Just next door, enter the President’s House site, home to George Washington and John Adams during Philly’s tenure as the nation’s capital. Stroll up through the grand stretch of Independence Mall, home to the Independence Visitor Center, the National Constitution Center, and the US Mint.

After passing by the gravesite of the city’s most renowned inventor, Ben Franklin, enter Old City's charming back alleys. Soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant neighborhood with its art galleries, industrial architecture, and trendy cafés. Grab a quick snack (included) and relax—it's the perfect opportunity to ask your guide any questions about things to do in the neighborhood after the tour.

Venture past the Betsy Ross House, where you hear about the origins of the American flag, and head down Elfreth’s Alley, known as America’s oldest residential street.

When it’s time for happy hour, hop a train into modern Philadelphia to visit a few bars for beers, choosing from the oldest continually operating bar in Philly, a classic dive, an Irish pub, and a modern beer café. This tour concludes after drinks, in Center City Philly.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Philadelphia Urban Adventures
You’ll start your Philadelphia tour at our local office, where you'll meet your guide and see some great local art and photography inside this historic space.
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Betsy Ross House
Outside, we’ll see the Betsy Ross House and hear stories of the birth of the American flag.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Old City Arts District
From there, we’ll weave through the charming back alleys of Old City, and walk down the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the country. As you walk through Old City, you’ll get a taste of this vibrant neighborhood and pass some of the trendiest pubs, clubs, cafés, and shopping in Philly. You'll also get a chance to see some great art galleries and fantastic historic, industrial architecture along the way.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Franklin Court
You'll also get some great views of the site of Ben Franklin's home as the tour continues through Philly’s Historic District and past Franklin Court.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Independence National Historical Park
You’ll be greeted with views of Independence Mall.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National Constitution Center
Pass the National Constitution Center
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
United States Mint
See the US Mint
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The President's House
Walk across the Mall and into the President's House Site, home to George Washington and John Adams during Philly's tenure as our nation's capital.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Liberty Bell Center
From there we pass the Liberty Bell, where we might get a chance to go inside for pictures.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dream Garden Glass Mosaic
From there we pass the Liberty Bell, where we might get a chance to go inside for pictures.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Washington Square Park
Then off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution
And possibly a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Independence Mall
We’ll continue through Independence National Park and the must-see front yard of Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. Your guide will also share knowledge of Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Philosophical Society, the Second Bank of the US, and Carpenter's Hall.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old City Hall
Then it’s time for happy hour! We’ll travel by subway to the very heart of modern Philadelphia, City Hall, and step out onto the streets of Center City Philly, where we'll discover some of the sights and sounds of Philadelphia as people are finishing up their workday. At this time of day, many a Philly local will be bee-lining for the closest happy hour, and we'll do the same! We’ll have the option to visit the oldest continuously operating bar in Philadelphia, a classic dive bar, an Irish pub with local flair, a modern beer café, and many other neighborhood bars and pubs. At each location, we'll talk about the history of these bars and why they are so popular. One drink at each bar is included with the tour, as well as a pub or street snack. And the bars we visit all have one thing in common: a taste for Philadelphia's local craft beers and breweries! You'll quickly find out why Philadelphia is one of America's best beer cities, and learn the names and tastes of brewers such as Philadelphia Brewing Co., Victory, Yards, Troegs, Flying Fish... From our final pub, you’ll be able to continue on your own Philly beer journey or grab some dinner at one of Philadelphia's many great restaurants nearby.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 12 people per tour
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures USA

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 social distancing policy during From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "You don't have time after the tour that day to do so." See review

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Good way to learn about the city
jamieSacramento_ca
, Nov 2019
My boyfriend and I took this tour because we wanted to see the historical aspects and the happy hour sounded like a fun addition. Both proved to be true. The historical tour was really interesting and took us around the old City and pointed out buildings we otherwise would have been unaware of, or had no idea of the significance. My only comment would be that you do not go into see the liberty Bell on this tour - from the description I had the impression that you did. We had extra time before the tour and could have gone into see it but didn't because we thought the tour went there. You don't have time after the tour that day to do so. So, just make sure you've allotted time for yourself to do it before or after! The happy portion was fun. He knew a lot about beer, took us to three good bars. There were three drinks included instead of the 4 as noted. Good time overall!
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Phil was super on the 2 hour walking...
dana h
, Aug 2017
Phil was super on the 2 hour walking history tour. Happy Hour was a little disappointing as I was the only participant.
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