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Black Walking Tour of Philadelphia

history walk

Black Walking Tour of Philadelphia

27 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Black Walking Tour of Philadelphia

history walk

Black Walking Tour of Philadelphia

27 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The tour will commence at the Independence Visitor's Center with an introduction to the topic of Black History during the colonial period. You will hear about the role that Black Americans played in the founding of the nation. The group will continue to the President’s House and hear about the 9 enslaved people who were held there. The group will hear about Martha Washington's handmaid who ran away to escape slavery. At the next stop you will see where The Fugitive Slave Act 1793 was passed. You will see where a quaker school was located that taught both Black and White students together. The next stop is Congo Square where people of African descent held celebrations. It is also a potter's field where free and enslaved Africans are still buried to this day. The next stop is Bishop White's house. He ordained two Black pastors. One pastor started the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The final stop is Dock street near the docks where you will hear about the liberation of a woman whose slave owner attempted to abduct her back into slavery and the trial of her rescuers. You will also see the traditional sites of Independence Hall, liberty bell, Congress Hall, and much more

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Raina

I was born and raised in Philadelphia and I love my City. I have a formal education in history and historical research. I'm naturally bubbly, friendly and approachable.

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Where you'll be

Independence Hall, The President’s House - 9 of George Washington's slaves lived here, Congress Hall, First U.S. Supreme Court, Congo square where free and enslaved Black people held festivals Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, John Todd House- Manumitted his slaves in 1983, and Bishop White House- he ordained Rev. Jones

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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.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

We will be walking approximately one mile for the tour on uneven and cobblestoned surfaces. Please wear comfortable and sturdy footwear. We will continue the tour during light rain.

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Black Walking Tour of Philadelphia
27 reviews
From $35/person
27 reviews
From $35/person