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The Musical History Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Calling all music lovers. This special music-themed tour of Philadelphia presents the city's rich musical history. Listen to historical facts and entertaining anecdotes as you explore the city by comfortable, air-conditioned bus. Discover a mix of historical landmarks and sights tied to Philadelphia's famous musician residents. Listen to music as you ride with special audio headsets.
  • A shared, music-themed bus tour of Philadelphia
  • Listen to live narration as you ride between stops using audio headsets
  • Tours include a mix of songs from famous Philadelphia artists
  • Discover the little-known musical histories behind the city's landmarks
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Restroom on board
Onboard Commentary
Tour Operates In Rain or Shine
Air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District , 400 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Our pick up point is located in front of The Wyndham Hotel

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Musical History Tours
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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Musical History Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by The Musical History Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during The Musical History Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The Musical History Tour.

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star-5
Learning about the boys...
Robert_P
, Jun 2022
Learning about the boys that came from south Philly high and all the great musicians that came from philly
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
I'm glad you enjoyed our tour. We are striving to become the best bus tour of Philadelphia, with a unique musical twist.
star-5
The only tribute to well known artists and musicians from Philly
Claire_B
, Jun 2022
The "Funky Guy" was a great host and narrator of our musical tour of Philadelphia. We only had time for the short tour, but would recommend either one. Very knowledgeable of TSOP. Learned interesting tidbits about various artists from Philly.The tour does stop at the Art Museum so you have opportunity to take your pic with Rocky. Well worth your time if you are a music lover.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for being the 100th Five Star reviewer of our tour! We have only been in business less than a year, but because of people like you, who enjoy our musical experience, we have accumulated the best reviews than any other tourist attraction in the city. Thank you so much!
star-3
Poor sound quality
Zelda_R
, Jun 2022
For it to have been a music tour, the quality of the sound was poor. Old recordings were full of crackle or static.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for leaving your feedback. We try our best to find the best versions of the songs and videos that play on the tour, unfortunately some of the songs and recordings are rather old and don't have the high quality that we are used to in our modern times. We were thrilled to find old vintage material of any kind at all from some of these artists. A few of the recordings are almost 100 years old. We appreciate your time with us and hope you learned some new fascinating musical facts. Our goal is to show things about Philadelphia talent that you may have never known about before, and have a fun time while doing it. This is the first time that sound quality has been put forth as a concern and we will take this information and try to make improvements for future guests. Have a good day.
star-5
Tour for Philadelphians and out of towners!
Karen_F
, Jun 2022
If you love music of any kind, you should take this tour. Good for young and old adults and the guide is both knowledgeable and entertaining. I will go again!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for this wonderful review!
star-5
Singin' in the Rain
Neith_E
, May 2022
After just browsing on the Internet to find what I thought would be a very unique experience for us to begin the Memorial Day Holiday weekend, my daughter and I went on this Music Tour. And we were not disappointed! It was so much fun! The operator/owner was very knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining. And even though we took part in the two-hour tour, half of which was seen through the pouring rain, we learned so much. A lot we knew, because we're locals, so to speak, and we knew Philadelphia had a proud history of many music genres and their artists, but we had no idea of the depth and greatness of so many more Philadelphia and surrounding area artists and companies. We so much appreciate the unique and powerful sounds of Philadelphia! Thank you for bringing this opportunity and sharing your time and talents! It was a wonderful experience. And, to top it off, there's a nice surprise at the end !
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Neith! Thank you so much for spending your day with us. You and your daughter were a treat to have in board. I'm glad you had a great time, and I am very grateful for this review.
star-5
AWESOME
Jason_B
, May 2022
Awesome tour with awesome tour guide. Very knowledgeable on the history of music in Philly. Will definitely book again.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much! We try very hard to be the best tour with the best price in the entire city.
star-5
Philly Fun!
DonaldD_H
, May 2022
The knowledge and energy of our guide was excellent. Don’t miss this fact and fun filled tour! All aspect of Philadelphia’s music scene are covered.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this wonderful review!
star-5
Superstar tour!! +++++
DANIELA_S
, May 2022
Our tour guide pulled all the stops. He dressed and looked the part, had phenomenal knowledge and was extremely lovely. The tour was supposed to last a certain amount, but he gave us so much more extra. Go on this tour, buy his guide and, you never know, you may even get a surprise at the end! Highly recommend!! +++++
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for this amazing review Daniela! It was a pleasure having you on board!
star-5
Music To My Ears
Frank_C
, May 2022
The guide had an amazing and fascinating knowledge of born and raised Philadelphians musicians and actors. It was very exciting and there was not one dull moment! I did not know there was so much history and historical sites in Philadelphia!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
It is as a pleasure having you on board Frank! You an your wife made the tour so much fun. She has a great singing voice!
star-5
Fun musical tour
Debra_C
, May 2022
Awesome experience! Learned soo much! Will definitely re-book and bring family as well! Awesome host!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for this review! I look forward to having your family on board our moving museum of music on wheels!
star-5
Best Tour in Philly!!
Christine_R
, Apr 2022
This has to be the best tour in Philadelphia! I booked the tour for me and my father (who is a musician) and even though my dad knows A LOT of musical history, he still learned so much. The tour guide, Clayton, is amazing and super knowledgeable about the musical history of Philadelphia. The tour bus and ride was comfortable and we were able to visit so many parts of the city - from Center City to South Philly to the Rocky steps at the Art Museum. Clayton gave live commentary (including personal experiences) along with video clips on the bus monitors. My father and I had such a wonderful time - we highly recommend the tour and even though we did the short tour, we will be back for the 3 hour tour!! (P.S. - buy the program booklet, totally worth it!) ⭐️⭐️⭐️
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you so much Christine for this amazing review. It was my pleasure spending time with you and The Music Man! Have a wonderful and happy holiday weekend!
star-5
Top Notch Music History Tour
Ayiana_P
, Apr 2022
What a wonderful experience of music and history in the city of brotherly love! I booked this tour for my best friend on his birthday since he is a big fan of both music and the city of Philadelphia. We had no idea the treat we were in for. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, charismatic and funny. We learned so much about the city’s history revolving around music and learned that some of our favorite artists are from Philadelphia! I would 10/10 recommend this tour for anyone! Whether you’re local or visiting, this tour is sure to surprise and delight you! There’s also an incredible surprise at the end!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you so much for this great review ☺️. It was a pleasure showing you our view of this amazing city, and the music that came from it.
star-5
Hidden gem in Philadelphia music sector
Rita_A
, Apr 2022
This musical experience was definitely a history lesson dated all the way back to the 1900s up till today I grew up in West Philadelphia and never did I know all of these hidden treasures and Gems right here in my hometown it was worth its golden weight highly recommend this tour is for all ages and our Tura guy he was very knowledgeable funny and can sing a little bit🤣🎼 but at the end of the day I would go on it a second time
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you so much for this amazing review, and we would love to have you come back for another tour down our memory lane.
star-5
Awesome Magical Musical Tour
Debbie_W
, Mar 2022
My husband, son and I had an amazing afternoon on our Musical Historical bus tour through the city of brotherly love. While driving we listened to and watched very memorable clips of the music of good old days. So much research and history was shared with us during this very comfortable bus ride with a great host! We highly recommend this tour for everyone.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you so much for this wonderful review! It was a pleasure meeting you.
star-5
Great tour on wheels
Tonia_L
, Mar 2022
We enjoyed the whole music tour of the city and the stops made. The tour guide was knowledgeable, funny and attentive.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
I'm glad you had a great time. Thank you for the review.
star-5
If you love music!
h7r7pmjbqr
, Feb 2022
Our guide was a great storyteller. He shared interesting information about so many different artists. It was great to see so many iconic Philadelphia landmarks along the way. If you love music, you will love this tour!!!!!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself!
star-5
Awesome tour! Must do!
Rania_E
, Dec 2021
If you like music and history this is definitely a tour for you! The tour guide is exceptionally knowledgeable and has amazing and interesting stories across the genres of music and the origins of the insane amount of artists that have come from Philly! We had a great time on the short tour and would definitely do the long one next time! Also driving through Philly also is a great opportunity to understand the influence of music from different parts of the city. Thank you for such a great tour!!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
I'm so glad you had a great time, Rania! Thank you for the wonderful review.
star-5
We were all surprised how...
Gail_R
, Nov 2021
We were all surprised how many different musical artist came from Philadelphia and enjoyed hearing the back stories Of their lives!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you Gail, we try our best to share a wide variety of artists across all genres to highlight the best and brightest from Philadelphia.
star-5
EXCELLENT!
Jewel B
, Nov 2019
I chose this activity because it looked different than the typical Philadelphia history / museum / landmark tours. I also chose this because I read the 1st line in the description and knew my husband would be interested. This excursion did not disappoint in the least. We were delighted! We found out real facts in the 1st 5 minutes. We laughed. We remembered some things and learned additional details. My husband and I regularly take different bus tours in NYC. Until the day we took this musical tour, we always had in our minds what the best bus tour was. Others were good but nothing surpassed our favorite - UNTIL THIS! Book this tour immediately. Tell your friends. Tell your enemies, #lol!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you for such a glowing review. We hope that everyone who enjoys our tour helps to spread the word about how awesome it is.
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