Learn about the historic old core of Philadelphia on this small-group tour south of Market Street. Your expert guide will introduce you to famous landmarks such as Independence Hall, and teach you about the colonial context of the city.
What to Expect
Explore Philadelphia's Old City and Society Hill neighborhoods on this half-day historical tour led by an expert guide.
Learn about the social and political mechanisms that defined the city and set the stage for the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress.
As you make your way through the well-preserved historic core of the city, past buildings that still stand after more than 200 years, you will learn about the key themes that defined the city in these early years. Hear how the city was founded on Quakerism and religious tolerance.
See Independence Hall and learn about the groundbreaking developments when it was used as the principal meeting place of the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1783.
The walk will take you into several historic houses and museums. Walk through history and learn how the city evolved socially, architecturally, and politically through the colonial period until the dawn of the revolution.
Meet in front of the City Tavern located at 138 South 2nd Street (corner of Walnut).
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Know Before You Go
• The tour is conducted in small groups of 6 participants maximum to give you the best experience you can get.
• The minimum age for this tour is 12 years.
• Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund.
• Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded.
• Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather.
• If you are running late for your meeting, please call the tour operator so as to notify the docent.
• No shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable.
• Cancellations within 2 business days need to be made directly with the local offices by calling them directly (or on the emergency number provided).
• Cancellations made via email or by calling the U.S. 800 number may not be honored.