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Classic Philly History with a Twist

Philadelphia, United States

Experience hosted by Kendra

2 hours
Includes food, tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Almost everyone comes to Philly for the amazing history! But not many people get to see the real-life neighborhood that the Historic District is part of. On this tour, we'll take you past many of those Must See places (Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, Christ Church and more), but we'll also show you *our* favorite places in the Old City neighborhood - an adorable coffee shop, charming back streets, early 1900's warehouses that have been converted into apartments, awesome restaurants and shopping, and lots more! We'll even treat you to a local treat along the way!

While the main focus of this tour is Philadelphia's history, we will certainly share lots of our own favorite tidbits about Old City and you'll have plenty of time to ask questions at the end. If you're looking to cover all the historical highlights, but don't want the same-old same-old, this is the experience for you! Let us show you the local side of Philly!

Other things to note
This tour runs rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather.
Personal shopping, additional food and drinks, and gratuity are not included. Some sites may not be open to us on a Sunday or due to Covid.
Almost everyone comes to Philly for the amazing history! But not many people get to see the real-life neighborhood that the Historic District is part of. On this tour, we'll take you past many of those Must See places (Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, Christ Church and more), but we'll also show you *our* favorite places in the Old City neighborhood - an adorable coffee shop, charming back streets, early 1900's warehouses that have been c…

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What's included

  • Food
    A surprise local treat.
  • Tickets
    Admission to historic buildings (or extra treat if sites are closed).
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Mon, Apr 19
$45 per person
$45 per person
Mon, Apr 19
$45 per person
$45 per person
Tue, Apr 20
$45 per person
$45 per person

Meet your host, Kendra

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hi, I'm Kendra! I'm thrilled that Airbnb has chosen to partner with our team of local guides at Philly Tour Hub to provide Airbnb Experiences in Philly. All of our tours focus on the local experience and seeing Philly through the eyes of a local; they always have a local and cultural touch and always have inclusions, since a truly memorable experience, according to us, is more than just talk. Whichever of our tours you choose to take, you can be sure that you'll receive personal attention from an awesome local guide and a unique experience that you'll never forget! Join us!
Hi, I'm Kendra! I'm thrilled that Airbnb has chosen to partner with our team of local guides at Philly Tour Hub to provide Airbnb Experiences in Philly. All of our tours focus on the local experience and seeing Philly through the eyes of a local; they always have a local and cultural touch and always have inclusions, since a truly memorable experience, according to us, is more than just talk. Whichever of our tours you choose to take, you can be sure that you'll receive personal attention from a…
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Where you'll be

In addition to many of the Must See Sights, you'll also get to explore some of the incredible hidden gems that only locals know about. Along the way, your guide will point out our favorite tiny cafes where you can grab a coffee if you choose. We'll wander down charming historic alleys, you'll hear stories that aren't in the guidebooks, and you'll get to try a local snack and get tips for the rest of your stay!
Inga
April 2021
Our tour was curated by Josh. He is full of insight and humor and made it a very thought provoking and non-banal experience. The tour was so engaging, even our 7-year old and his lazy mini pig enjoyed it! Thank you! Highly recommended 🖤 🐽
May
April 2021
Rick was a great host and had extremely thoughtful narration for each site we visited. My two older teen girls who were not too excited going into the experience ended up having a great time! I would definitely recommend this experience for anyone visiting Philly. Rick also had great food recommendations :)
Rick was a great host and had extremely thoughtful narration for each site we visited. My two older teen girls who were not too excited going into the experience ended up having a…
Catherine
April 2021
Excellent tour and amazing history lesson given! We really enjoyed this tour. It was a great walking distance, covered a lot of different important historical information. Our tour guide, Lori was awesome. She provided great guidance and is a wonderful orator. She is passionate about history and it comes across. Would definitely recommend this to all!
Excellent tour and amazing history lesson given! We really enjoyed this tour. It was a great walking distance, covered a lot of different important historical information. Our tour…
Ella
April 2021
4 teenagers who don’t have a particular interest in history were not bored or begging to leave. For anyone who has never dealt with teenagers, this is next to a miracle. They were engaged and not even hiding behind their phones!
Kim
March 2021
Dick was our guide and he was phenomenal. A walking trove of info on Philadelphia but on so much else as well. For every question asked he had info, input or recommendations. one of the most impressive tours we have had. Great job!
Ben
March 2021
Would recommend this tour of Old City. Got to see many essential historic sites as well as less known ones. Tour guide was conversational and wanted to know his guests so he could personalize the experience more. Complimentary drink and 10% food discount at the end was a great addition!
Would recommend this tour of Old City. Got to see many essential historic sites as well as less known ones. Tour guide was conversational and wanted to know his guests so he could…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.