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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

Reviews

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star-5
Melissa is a fantastic guide
Daphne_G
, May 2022
Melissa was an amazing guide. I learned so much from her and as we walked she was full of trivia about every building. Fun and informative.
star-5
Knowledgeable & passionate staff
Amanda_B
, May 2022
The lady was young but very knowledgeable about the city and the history. You can tell she loves her job and is passionate about Philadelphia
star-5
The tour guide was...
April_E
, May 2022
The tour guide was awesome. I learned so much. There's plenty to see and do so I would recommend all day.
star-5
more than we were expecting
Pam_J
, May 2022
Our tour guide was a theatre major and could project his voice well even on a crowded day. We liked that he shared some more subjective opinions about the buildings we saw and the history and not just facts and figures. Much more of a tour than we were expecting!
star-5
Constitution Walk 5.15.2022
Ramon_M
, May 2022
Liberty Bell, Ben and it will be really hard for me to decide since I like history and our tour guide was awesome!
star-5
Awesome
Louis_F
, May 2022
Very knowledgeable tour guide. Learned a lot. Saw lots of interesting sites. Highly recommend this trip.
star-5
This is a must do tour!!
Bob_C
, May 2022
Connor was simply amazing as a guide!! We learned so much from him! His presentation was exceptional -- he communicated clearly and gave us so much info! Loved this tour and would recommend it to anyone!
star-5
Great informative walking tour
Scott_F
, May 2022
Great walking tour. So helpful to put the place into perspective and get the context of the time. Our guide was so knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
Well worth the price!
Christine_A
, May 2022
This tour gave us an overview of many historical sites and assisted us in choosing a couple of these sites to further explore the next day. Our tour guide was informative and made each stop interesting and enjoyable. Great value for the price! I would highly recommend.
star-5
Sensitive and helpful to a disability
Susan_M
, May 2022
We were traveling with someone who has a hearing impairment. Our guide was so kind to wait for the noise of big trucks to pass and to speak clearly and slowly. Her enthusiasm was clearly evident and she did a great job. We all learned so much.
star-5
Fabulous Toyr
Mindy_R
, May 2022
Connor was so well versed in American history and he made it come alive for us The tour was the ideal amount of time
star-5
Personable guide
Laurene_G
, May 2022
The tour guide was very personable. We had a small group and lots of q & a with our guide. He was very knowledgeable.
star-5
Our tour guide was both...
Heather_R
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide was both knowledgeable and entertaining. We really enjoyed our time and each of the stops on the walking tour.
star-5
My 10 year old 1st Philly Tour
Felicia_F
, Apr 2022
Craig did a great job telling us about the history and present day Philadelphia. We were very happy since we could not get into independence Hall.
star-5
Fun and Informative
Fran_M
, Apr 2022
Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. It was a beautiful day and we truly enjoyed the tour.
star-5
Great chats through the walk
Carlos_V
, Apr 2022
The guide knew much back history and random info on different topics from different locations. It was a pleasure having good discussion.
star-1
Too large a group
Peggy_W
, Apr 2022
A family reunion of 25 joined our group late and at various times during the tour. Our tour guide Michael was not able to coral the group successfully although he valiantly tried. Those of us in this tour who were not part of this family got less and less quality touring as the walk developed. This was an unfair expectation of the company and unrealistic expectation of our tour guide.
star-5
A great way to explore the past
Michael_F
, Apr 2022
The found the whole experience memorable thanks to the knowledge and enthusiasm for history of the great guide. The tour was full of interesting information and the delivery of information brought the locations to life.
star-5
Vin was fabulous. Great experience!
Allison_O
, Apr 2022
Knowledge and approachability of our tour guide. Beautiful city. Fabulous experience had by all ages.
star-5
Loved our guide.
Kristin_J
, Apr 2022
Our guide was exceptional! Highly recommend this tour for historical overview, it provided a good foundation.

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