Philadelphia Prohibition Pub Crawl

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  • 3 hr

Join us on a fully narrated prohibition and history tour that includes a history walk and cocktail education! Two tours in one: one hour historic sights walk leaving from the shadow of The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Followed by two hours more traversing a couple tavern hotspots beginning with an alcohol education. Al Capone, Ben Franklin’s brewing recipes, and 1920’s speakeasies highlight this history and drinks education all in one. Included: (1) History walk. (2) Alcohol education and Prohibition cocktail class. (3) Prohibition or pre-prohibition era beverage. (4) Snack. (5) Two to Three taverns (6) Every guide has a history degree.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Independence National Historical Park

This park preserves several sites associated with the American Revolution and the nation's founding history.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Independence Hall

The heart of American democracy where the Constitution of the United States was adopted.

Pass By: Liberty Bell Center

Commissioned in 1752 The Liberty Bell has become a symbol for American Independence and freedom from oppression.

Pass By: The President's House

We begin our tour across the street from America's first "White House" where President's George Washington and John Adams both served tenure when Philadelphia was capital of the United States from 1790 to 1800. Foreign dignitaries and members of congress and senate frequented The President House for official and unofficial business. Benedict Arnold lived also in the structure as Military Governor in Philadelphia after the British evacuation of the city during the American War for Independence.

Pass By: Franklin Court

Home to Benjamin Franklin during his tenure in the Constitutional Convention.

Pass By: Congress Hall

This historic site hosted two presidential inaugurations (Washington and Adams) and was the home of U.S. Congress from 1790 to 1800, when Philadelphia was the capital of the United States.

Pass By: First Bank of the United States

The First Bank of the United States was championed by Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury. It was founded in 1797 and is significant for its Roman architectural design.

Pass By: Second Bank of the United States

Modeled on Alexander Hamilton's First Bank, the Second Bank of the United States was chartered by President James Madison in 1816 and lost its charter under Andrew Jackson's presidency in 1834.

Pass By: Carpenters' Hall

Carpenters' Hall was the site of the First Continental Congress in 1774, where on three nights in December 1775 Benjamin Franklin meet in secret meetings with John Jay, Fancis Daymon, and the French spy Julien Achard de Bonvouloir. The meetings eventually led to negotiations for French support of the colonists. Over the winter of 1777 British forces occupying the American capital during the War for Independence occupied this building then also.

Stop At:

Your historic and haunted pub crawl includes about 8 blocks of walking and wraps up at JJ Bootleggers Moonshine Bar. From there, it’s easy to keep exploring the city’s nightlife with your new friends!

Stop At: Independence Visitor Center

Your pub crawl begins at Independence Visitor Center where you can make your way to the pubs to access exclusive drink specials. Once everyone’s settled, you’ll receive your complimentary beer, shot and snack. Relax with your food and drink and get to know the rest of your group, while your knowledgeable guide periodically regales you with spooky and scandalous tales from Philadelphia’s history. After a couple of hours, hit the streets and walk to two more historic taverns. At each bar, you’ll be eligible for drink specials and have time to mix and mingle with your group as your guide shares more anecdotes about Philadelphia’s past. Learn about the Prohibition gangsters including Al Capone, Mickey Duffy, Waxey Gordon and Leo Lanzetti who fought to control the city’s liquor trade.
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