Fantastic Philadelphia Self-Guided Audio Tour

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  • Audio Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • E-Ticket
  • 2 hr

Blessed with the culture and glamour of a larger city, 'Philly' as it's affectionately known, also delights visitors with its small town charm and rich history. Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this amazing city. To discover this fascinating city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking. You will learn about Philadelphia's history, how it evolved into a major city and was once even the nation's capital before moving to Washington DC. You will see many historic buildings and monuments such as the Liberty Bell and the Masonic Temple. The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way. Please note that this tour is only available in English.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Citywalksz Ltd

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Philadelphia Museum of Art

With over 227,000 items on display in the museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art boasts an astounding collection of Eastern and Western art, and is one of the biggest museums in America.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute, which is named after the world famous scientist Benjamin Franklin, was founded on February 5, 1824 by Samuel Vaughan Merrick and William H. Keating. The Franklin Institute's founding purpose was to honour Benjamin Franklin and advance the usefulness of his inventions, and since then The Franklin Institute has played a central, yet constantly evolving, role in meeting the educational needs of America in the fields of science and technology.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Masonic Temple

The Masonic Temple is a historic Masonic building and today serves as the headquarters of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, Free and Accepted Masons. The Temple receives thousands of visitors every year to view the ornate and immaculate structure, which includes seven lodge rooms, where today a number of Philadelphia lodges and the Grand Lodge conduct their meetings.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Independence National Historical Park

The 55 acre space of the Independence National Historical Park covers the majority of Philadelphia’s historic downtown district, and is a monument to the American revolution as well as the nation’s founding history.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Liberty Bell Center

The origin of the Liberty Bell dates back to 1751 when the Pennsylvania Assembly ordered the bell to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of William Penn's 1701 Charter of Privileges, Pennsylvania's original constitution. The Bell achieved its iconic status when abolitionists adopted the Bell as a symbol for the movement. It was, in fact, the abolitionists who gave it the name "Liberty Bell," in reference to its inscription.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Declaration House (Graff House)

Declaration House, also known as Graff House, was originally built in 1775 by Philadelphia bricklayer Jacob Graff, Jr.. It is famous as the location where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center brings the United States Constitution to life by hosting interactive exhibitions, constitutional conversations and inspires active citizenship by celebrating the American constitutional tradition.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House is a historical landmark in Philadelphia alleged to be the site where the seamstress and flag-maker Betsy Ross purportedly lived when she sewed the first American Flag, although this story is generally held to be untrue by historians.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Elfreth's Alley

Elfreth's Alley is named after Jeremiah Elfreth, an 18th-century blacksmith and property owner, and is the oldest continuously inhabited street in America. Today thirty-two houses, built between 1728 and 1836, line the alley. They form one of the last intact early American streetscapes in the nation.

Duration: 15 minutes
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