Private Walking Tour of Philadelphia's Colonial Architecture

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  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 2.5 hr

Explore the fascinating city of Philadelphia, central to the founding of American democracy. It is rich in history and full of iconic buildings and architectural landmarks. Your tour includes a visit inside the Christ Church burial grounds and stops at some of the city’s most important, and beautiful, civic buildings. Your private guide will lead you to some of the most elaborately furnished buildings, including Powell House, built-in 1765 and known as the finest example of a Georgian house in the city. It welcomed some big names in its heyday day including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams who, during their stay, would attend church on Sundays at St Peter's - a historic Episcopal church. You'll visit the historic Independence Hall, famous also for its perfect proportions, symmetry and balance. As you wander around, your guide will share stories of the historic buildings and their preservation, and the history and characters that shaped the city.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Travel Curious

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Stop At: Philadelphia

Walk the historic streets of Philadelphia, delving into significant side alleys to discover the stories behind the numerous historic buildings and monuments.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

Visit Jewelers Row and learn about the famed Row houses for which colonial American architecture is known.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Independence Hall

See where the Liberty Bell originally stood in the elegant Georgian environs of Independence Hall. Please note: The Christ Church Burial Grounds are closed in the winter months and cannot be accessed. Your guide will substitute this for another site on the day of your tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Learn about the work of William Penn, an English-born Quaker and advocate of religious freedom, who oversaw the founding of the American Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Duration: 15 minutes
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