The Black Journey: An African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

1 hr, 30 min

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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.

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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.

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.

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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Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Independence Hall, Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Congress Hall

Old City Hall

First U.S. Supreme Court Building

American Philosophical Society Museum

Library Hall

Thomas Jefferson Garden

First Bank of U.S.

Second Bank of U.S.

Carpenter's Hall

Independence Square

Washington Square

Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier

Bicentennial Moon Tree

John Todd House

Bishop White House

Dock Creek

Merchant's Exchange

City Tavern

Guided tour will also identify the former locations for a number of historical locations of importance including:

Philadelphia Prison Site

Benjamin Rush House Site

Quaker Meeting House Site

Quaker School Site


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  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
2:00 PM
Return Details
Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.