Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia
You will meet your tour guide at a centralized location at a predetermined time before you embark on this epic three hour tour, walking the exact same streets that once upon a time William Penn, John Adams and even Benjamin Franklin even once walked on. Your guide will fill you in on the development of Philadelphia which initially was founded by William Penn in the 17th century to help Quakers escape persecution.
As this is a walking tour please wear proper attire to compliment the weather. Likewise you will want to wear the appropriate walking shoes to ensure your comfort during the tour.
You'll have the opportunity to visit historical landmarks such as the Powell House which belonged to Samuel Powell, Philadelphia's last mayor as a British territory, the church where the Founding Fathers spent a considerable amount of time in worship at St. Peter's Church and where the Liberty Bell initial resided, Independence Hall.
You will continue on your walk where your guide will point out historical homes, churches that have a select place in history and monuments of importance to the great city of Philly.
You will include on your journey hearing true stories about the Old City neighborhood, the first Protestant Episcopal church in the United States Christ Church, how the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, where plans for the American Revolution were made, the significance of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia and lastly view the Centennial Bell.
Gain insight into America's colonial history on this small-group walking tour of Philadelphia, founded in the 17th century by William Penn as a haven for persecuted Quakers. Visit Powell House, which entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin; St Peter's Church, where the Founding Fathers worshiped; and Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell. Your guide will tell you about the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress.
Meet at a central Philadelphia location and follow your guide on a 3-hour walking tour. You'll visit several historic houses, monuments and churches dating back to the 18th century, all of which played a role in the founding of the US.
Learn about William Penn, who founded Philadelphia in the 17th century as a safe haven for persecuted Quakers. Make your way to the Society Hill neighborhood to visit Powell House. Built in 1765, this elegant Georgian brick mansion was bought by Samuel Powell, who served as the last mayor of Philadelphia under British rule. Hear how he frequently entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.
Continue to the Old City neighborhood to visit Christ Church, the first Protestant Episcopal church in the US and the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church.
Stop by St Peter's Church, a historic church that opened in 1761 and served as the place of worship for many of the US Founding Fathers during the period of the Continental Congress. Learn how the building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996.
Explore Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell which now houses the Centennial Bell. As you walk, your guide will explain how the city evolved during these times, and discuss the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution and beyond.