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Hear tales of prohibition and gangsters such as Al Capone and Leo Lanzetti on this evening walking tour and pub crawl in Philadelphia. A spirited guide takes you around city landmarks and to local taverns—savor a complimentary drink and snacks, and then make use of drink specials at the places you visit. Good at trivia? Answer quickly and correctly to get more free beer. Don’t miss this lively night out on the town and learn about Philadelphia’s dark side.
  • Pub crawl including historic and haunted Philadelphia taverns
  • Visit local taverns and enjoy plenty of time drinking and socializing
  • Learn about pirates, tavern spirits, and bootleggers from Philadelphia's colorful history
  • Enjoy drink specials at each bar and play trivia games to win free drinks
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History Teacher Tour Guide
Al Capone, Ben Franklin’s brewing recipes, and 1920’s speakeasies highlight this tour
Prohibition Era Cocktail OR Drink Sample
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Return Details

35 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
After the sun goes down, make your way to a central meeting point to meet your guide. At each bar, you are eligible for drink specials and have time to mix and mingle.

Your historic and haunted pub crawl starts off with a historic sightseeing tour around the city, stopping at landmarks like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Then, move on to an alcohol education and Prohibition cocktail class, where you can savor a drink and a light snack.

Continue to a few taverns and be entertained by your guide’s spooky and scandalous tales from Philadelphia’s history. Learn about ghosts, pirates, and Prohibition gangsters including Al Capone, Waxey Gordon, Leo Lanzetti, and Mickey Duffy, who fought to control the city’s liquor trade.
Stop At:  
Independence National Historical Park
This park preserves several sites associated with the American Revolution and the nation's founding history.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Independence Hall
The heart of American democracy where the Constitution of the United States was adopted.
Pass By:  
Liberty Bell Center
Commissioned in 1752 The Liberty Bell has become a symbol for American Independence and freedom from oppression.
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The President's House
We begin our tour across the street from America's first "White House" where President's George Washington and John Adams both served tenure when Philadelphia was capital of the United States from 1790 to 1800. Foreign dignitaries and members of congress and senate frequented The President House for official and unofficial business. Benedict Arnold lived also in the structure as Military Governor in Philadelphia after the British evacuation of the city during the American War for Independence.
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Franklin Court
Home to Benjamin Franklin during his tenure in the Constitutional Convention.
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Congress Hall
This historic site hosted two presidential inaugurations (Washington and Adams) and was the home of U.S. Congress from 1790 to 1800, when Philadelphia was the capital of the United States.
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First Bank of the United States
The First Bank of the United States was championed by Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury. It was founded in 1797 and is significant for its Roman architectural design.
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Second Bank of the United States
Modeled on Alexander Hamilton's First Bank, the Second Bank of the United States was chartered by President James Madison in 1816 and lost its charter under Andrew Jackson's presidency in 1834.
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Carpenters' Hall
Carpenters' Hall was the site of the First Continental Congress in 1774, where on three nights in December 1775 Benjamin Franklin meet in secret meetings with John Jay, Fancis Daymon, and the French spy Julien Achard de Bonvouloir. The meetings eventually led to negotiations for French support of the colonists. Over the winter of 1777 British forces occupying the American capital during the War for Independence occupied this building then also.
Stop At:  
JJ Bootleggers
Your historic and haunted pub crawl includes about 8 blocks of walking and wraps up at JJ Bootleggers Moonshine Bar. From there, it’s easy to keep exploring the city’s nightlife with your new friends!
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Independence Visitor Center
Your pub crawl begins at Independence Visitor Center where you can make your way to the pubs to access exclusive drink specials. Once everyone’s settled, you’ll receive your complimentary beer, shot and snack. Relax with your food and drink and get to know the rest of your group, while your knowledgeable guide periodically regales you with spooky and scandalous tales from Philadelphia’s history. After a couple of hours, hit the streets and walk to two more historic taverns. At each bar, you’ll be eligible for drink specials and have time to mix and mingle with your group as your guide shares more anecdotes about Philadelphia’s past. Learn about the Prohibition gangsters including Al Capone, Mickey Duffy, Waxey Gordon and Leo Lanzetti who fought to control the city’s liquor trade.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Adult Content and Language
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Grim Philly Twilight Tours

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

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What is the maximum group size during Philadelphia Prohibition Pub Crawl?
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

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A fun night
, Mar 2020
Great tour that starts at the Visitors Center at Market Street. Good blend of history and fun . Stopped at Infusions,Bootleggers and Sassafras Bar. Adam was entertaining and informative. Enjoyed it as did our group of 6. Our overall group was 12 people.

Product code: 6263HISHAU

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