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Classic Philly History with a Twist

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 383 reviews.Philadelphia, United States

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Experience hosted by Kendra

2 hours
Includes food, tickets
Up to 9 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 to 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, a world-famous mosaic mural by Maxfield Parrish, awesome restaurants and shopping, and lots more! We end our time together at one of our favorite brewpubs with a local beer (or soft drink) included for you!

While the main focus of this tour is Philadelphia's history, we'll will certainly share lots of our own favorite tidbits about Old City and you'll have plenty of time to ask questions while enjoying your drink 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!
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 to 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 co…

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What's included

  • Food
    A surprise local treat.
  • Tickets
    Admission to various historic buildings
From $28
/ person
Mon, Sep 28
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$35 per person
$35 per person
Tue, Sep 29
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Tue, Sep 29
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person

Meet your host, Kendra

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 383 Reviews
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Hi, I'm Kendra! I'm thrilled that Airbnb has chosen to partner with our team of local guides at Philadelphia Urban Adventures 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 Philadelphia Urban Adventures 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 at…
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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. You'll peek inside an unassuming office building to see a world-famous mosaic, you can grab a local coffee at one of our favorite tiny cafes, 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 beer and hang out for awhile when we're done!

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 383 reviews.

Molly
September 2020
My husband and I had SO much fun on our tour with Lori! She was amazingly knowledgeable about Philadelphia, its history, the American revolution, and the people who founded our country. More importantly, she made the whole thing super fun and we had a great time getting to know her and the other couple on our tour. I can't recommend this experience enough!
My husband and I had SO much fun on our tour with Lori! She was amazingly knowledgeable about Philadelphia, its history, the American revolution, and the people who founded our cou…
Amaury
September 2020
Lori was freaking AMAZING! She was so knowledgeable and made us feel super welcomed from the beginning. It felt like a little family doing a tour together! One of the best walking tours I’ve ever done. Thank you for the knowledge and recommendations, Lori!
Lori was freaking AMAZING! She was so knowledgeable and made us feel super welcomed from the beginning. It felt like a little family doing a tour together! One of the best walking…
Meleshia
September 2020
Lori was amazing awesome and very knowledgeable I appreciate her way of thinking. Great experience and I wouldnt have had that understanding without her
Brittany
September 2020
I'd genuinely recommend this historic tour to both tourists and philly natives. I'd definitely say the best part was Dick's ability to cater the tour to facts that would be more meaningful for us. Two hours well spent!
Juan David
March 2020
Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable. We weren't expecting so many unique insights regarding Philadelphia's past and present. We learned a lot, and for sure visiting the city without this guidance would not have been the same.
Paulina
March 2020
My husband and I had an awesome time! Dick was our guide and he was phenomenal! I loved his style of teaching the history of Philadelphia and America. The tour was very inspiring, informative, interesting, and thought provoking. We loved every bit of it!
My husband and I had an awesome time! Dick was our guide and he was phenomenal! I loved his style of teaching the history of Philadelphia and America. The tour was very inspiring,…

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  • Mon, Sep 28
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $35 per person
  • Tue, Sep 29
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Tue, Sep 29
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Tue, Sep 29
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Wed, Sep 30
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Wed, Sep 30
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Wed, Sep 30
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Thu, Oct 1
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    $35 per person

Things to know

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 9 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

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 churches may not be open to us on a Sunday.