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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, USA

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Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this small-group tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, take a photo of the Liberty Bell, visit where past presidents like George Washington lived, and learn about William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder. You’ll discover the lively neighborhood culture of Old City as you pass art galleries and cafes, and top off your outing with a surprise treat at a local establishment.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide



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Average 4.50 out of 5 stars based on 242 verified reviews from Cool Philadelphia and TripAdvisor

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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
paulhC1557PC, Jan 2022 Verified
Adam was great and very knowledgeable. Had a wonderful time with our kids on our first family visit.
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
Rhonda_M, Dec 2021 Verified
We decided to do the Founding Father’s Tour as a family outing right after Christmas. (Eight adults) Rick was our guide, he did a fantastic job bringing the history to life as we walked. Everyone rally enjoyed it, learned something new and sparked an interest in exploring the Philadelphia area!
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
CeciliaH, Dec 2021 Verified
The guide was patient, knoledgable and kindHe answered All the questionsIt even took him 2,5 hours to do the whole tourHe did it gladfully and with truue vocation, liked his job
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
GeethaRamakrishnan, Dec 2021 Verified
Hands down- one of the best tours I have ever been one. Dick is knowledgable, passionate and brings history alive. Would very highly recommend this tour
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
RRvi1104, Dec 2021 Verified
This tour was amazing!!!! Easiest way I can explain it is walking through Philly with a friend who is willing to give you a Master Class on the history of Philly! Adam was an incredible tour guide. He engaged the kids and was willing to answer all our questions!! Very knowledgeable!! I highly recommend this tour and if you get Adam you have hit the jackpot. We loved it!!
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
802mathewd, Dec 2021 Verified
Had a great time with in Philly with Dick. Very knowledgeable and proud to guide people around his hometown. 100% recommend this tour!
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
Cristina_M, Dec 2021 Verified
Our tour was exceptional thanks to our guide Alex, he was very detailed and knowledgeable. He made this experience wonderful!
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
brockh351, Dec 2021 Verified
Rick Heimann provided my wife and me with an informative, very enjoyable walk through the historical neighborhood. He placed the buildings in the context of the founding of our nation as well as placing early Philadelphia itself in the context of other cites along the seaboard. The founding fathers took on new life; the "ghost" house of Ben Franklin, outlined at its actual location on the ground and diagramed in the air by beams showing its shape and height, was eerily provocative. Last but not least, our fee for the tour included a drink at the end during which we chatted with Rick as if we were all old friends. A terrific experience.
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
Monica_C, Dec 2021 Verified
Ric was fantastic! It’s our first time to Philly and he was extremely nice, attentive and explained us the history behind the building and the foundation of the country. I loved the experience and definitely recommend Ric as tour guide. Very nice and educational time
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
Bryan_B, Nov 2021 Verified
Adam was amazing in showing us the city. The knowledge he shared with us was fun and easy to grasp. If you want a tour that shows you every corner of the old city with a great tour guide, this is it. Such a pleasant experience to have. Do this before you start to visit any specific location so that you are well-oriented and informed on what you are about to see.

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