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The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Discover the birthplace of America on this guided walking tour through the country’s most historic area in Philadelphia. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Independence National Historical Park and more than 20 other historic sites on this 1.25-mile trek, including the National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, and many more.
  • Philadelphia walking tour
  • Journey through America's Most Historic Area - the birthplace of America's nation
  • See more than 20 historic sites in the Independence National Historical Park
  • Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
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75-minute Constitutional Walking Tour
Tour operates in rain or shine
A walking journey through America's Most Historic Area - the birthplace of America's nation
See where The Declaration of Independence and The United States Constitution were created
Gratuities
Food and drinks
National Constitution Center , 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Meet by the 3 stone benches outside the main entrance

This activity will end right where it started.
It has been said that Philadelphia is best seen on foot, so this Constitutional Walking Tour is the perfect way to explore America’s birthplace and the important sites that have written its long history.

This tour, led by an energetic and knowledgeable tour guide, provides an experience that is both educational and fun. Enjoy an overview of the Independence National Historical Park area with visits to more than 20 of the most historic sites in Philadelphia — like Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, the National Constitution Center, Declaration House, Carpenters’ Hall, Franklin Court and many others.

The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia provides an up-close-and-personal, behind-the-scenes account of the city. Experience historical Philadelphia — and celebrate America’s birthplace — the way it was meant to be on a sightseeing walking tour of a lifetime.

This tour operates rain or shine, so dress for the weather.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
National Constitution Center
Meeting point and tour intro
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The President's House
This open-air President’s House commemorates the predecessor the White House where President George Washington and President John Adams lived while they were in office, while Philadelphia was the Capital City of the United States from 1790-1800.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Declaration House (Graff House)
Declaration House, or Graff House as it is also referred to, is on the site where Thomas Jefferson lived when he wrote The Declaration of Independence.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Liberty Bell Center
The quintessential icon of American Freedom
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Independence Hall
Independence Hall, the birthplace of America, was built in 1732 as the Pennsylvania State House.
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Congress Hall
Constructed between 1787 and 1789 as the Philadelphia County Court House, Congress Hall served as the United States Capitol, the meeting place of the United States Congress, from 1790 to 1800
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Old City Hall
The former home to the U.S. Supreme Court
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The Signer
You will see the statue called The Signer, inspired by George Clymer.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
American Philosophical Society Museum
Oldest scholarly society in the U.S.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Library Hall
The nation’s first public library and the former Library of Congress
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Second Bank of the United States
One of the most influential financial institutions in the world, now a portrait gallery
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Carpenters' Hall
The birthplace of the American Identity
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
New Hall Military Museum
Interpreting the role of the military in early U.S. history
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
First Bank of the United States
Sparked the first great Constitutional debate
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Franklin Court
Ben Franklin’s home and the only Colonial-themed Post Office
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Christ Church
An active parish since 1695, often called the “Nation’s Church”
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Betsy Ross House
Where Betsy Ross sewed the first Stars and Stripes
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Arch Street Meeting House
Home to the Society of Friends
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Christ Church Cemetery
The final resting place of Benjamin Franklin
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tours are all weather events and operate rain or shine
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tour Meeting Location National Constitution Center 525 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Note: Directly outside main entrance by 3 large stone benches) Check in 15 minutes before the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Constitutional Guided Walking Tour
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia.

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  • "It is a lot of walking, so make sure you wear proper footwear!" See review
  • "Combine it with hop on hop off Big Bus and your set." See review
  • "A must if you're visiting Philly for the first time!" See review

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Walk through History
Gerry_M
, Oct 2021
Our guide, Conner, provided tidbits of history that I had never known. He engaged the tour members and answered everyone's questions. He clearly knows what is talking about.
star-5
Great experience
Angie_M
, Oct 2021
The young lady who was our tour guid was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about our history. Great tour. I thought we were able to go into the buildings with the tour but had just as much fun.
star-5
Great Tour Guide!
Michael_K
, Oct 2021
The tour guide was awesome (Craig) We enjoyed everything about the tour. Very personable and informative and easy to talk to.
star-5
Great trip
Melissa_M
, Oct 2021
Craig was extremely knowledgeable and so pleasant. Well worth taking the tour. We learned so much more by taking the walking tour rather than walking ourselves.
star-5
Recommend this walking tour!
Stephanie_T
, Oct 2021
Craig was very knowledgeable about the history of Philadelphia and made the tour very enjoyable for an out-of-town’er. Thank you Craig!
star-5
Our tour guide, Tyler was...
Jeff_T
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide, Tyler was wonderful. Very knowledgeable! Would recommend this tour company to friends.
star-5
Our guide was wonderful...
Kathleen_D
, Oct 2021
Our guide was wonderful and informative and you could really see his passion for the history of Philadelphia. Highly recommend this walking tour
star-5
Craig was great!...
BarbaraW_J
, Oct 2021
Craig was great! Knowledgeable and so much fun to listen to at each stop. He really knows his history!
star-5
Taylor made the tour very...
Angelo_C
, Oct 2021
Taylor made the tour very enjoyable, full of historical references but also anecdotes and humor. She managed to keep a good pace without rushing the big group along
star-5
Excellent story telling
Kim_s
, Oct 2021
Tyler was amazing! She told the stories and histories so authentically. She also tackled the hard topics with respect and compassion. Such a great tour all around and it really made our whole trip!

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