Classic Philly History with a Twist

Philadelphia, United States

Experience hosted by Kendra

2 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and tickets

What you'll do

Almost everyone comes to Philly for the amazing history! But not many people get to see the real-life neighborhood that the Historic District is part of. On this tour, we'll take you past many of those Must See places (Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, Christ Church and more), but we'll also show you *our* favorite places in the Old City neighborhood - an adorable coffee shop, charming back streets, early 1900's warehouses that have been converted into apartments, awesome restaurants and shopping, and lots more! We'll even treat you to a local treat along the way!

While the main focus of this tour is Philadelphia's history, we will certainly share lots of our own favorite tidbits about Old City and you'll have plenty of time to ask questions at the end. If you're looking to cover all the historical highlights, but don't want the same-old same-old, this is the experience for you! Let us show you the local side of Philly!

If you would like to book this tour for a private group, please message us directly for more information.
Almost everyone comes to Philly for the amazing history! But not many people get to see the real-life neighborhood that the Historic District is part of. On this tour, we'll take you past many of those Must See places (Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, Christ Church and more), but we'll also show you *our* favorite places in the Old City neighborhood - an adorable coffee shop, charming back streets, early 1900's warehouses that have been c…

What's included

  • Drinks
    A surprise local treat.

    Please note: This inclusion may be a dr...
  • Tickets
    Admission to historic buildings (or extra treat if sites are closed).

Meet your host, Kendra

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hi, I'm Kendra! I'm thrilled that Airbnb has chosen to partner with our team of local guides at Philly Tour Hub to provide Airbnb Experiences in Philly. All of our tours focus on the local experience and seeing Philly through the eyes of a local; they always have a local and cultural touch and always have inclusions, since a truly memorable experience, according to us, is more than just talk. Whichever of our tours you choose to take, you can be sure that you'll receive personal attention from an awesome local guide and a unique experience that you'll never forget! Join us!
Hi, I'm Kendra! I'm thrilled that Airbnb has chosen to partner with our team of local guides at Philly Tour Hub to provide Airbnb Experiences in Philly. All of our tours focus on the local experience and seeing Philly through the eyes of a local; they always have a local and cultural touch and always have inclusions, since a truly memorable experience, according to us, is more than just talk. Whichever of our tours you choose to take, you can be sure that you'll receive personal attention from a…
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Where you'll be

In addition to many of the Must See Sights, you'll also get to explore some of the incredible hidden gems that only locals know about. Along the way, your guide will point out our favorite tiny cafes where you can grab a coffee if you choose. We'll wander down charming historic alleys, you'll hear stories that aren't in the guidebooks, and you'll get to try a local snack and get tips for the rest of your stay!

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 590 reviews.

Amy
October 2021
What a great tour! Our guide Ted was so entertaining and knowledgeable and was very conversational, making history more interesting. He knew lots of less common facts and stories.
Andrew
October 2021
Josh is a great guide and takes you on an extensive tour of important colonial sites. He is quite likable, and a fast-paced.
Madison
October 2021
This experience was awesome! It was our first time to Philadelphia. My husband loves history in general and I love architectural history; this was a perfect blend!
Mia
October 2021
So happy to have gone on this tour. Adam was our tour guide, and was fantastic. Admittedly as someone who isn’t the most into history, Adam did amazing at keeping the tour interesting and engaging. It felt like just enough to not be overwhelming, and perfect to get a brief overview of some of the historical sites around Philly. Would definitely recommend!
Leah
October 2021
Our family really enjoyed our tour. The entire tour felt very special and personal. Alex went out of his way to incorporate our younger kids into the discussion (7 and 9 years old) and to even get them a special milkshake along the way. We learned so much more than we would have touring the city alone, or even through a tour bus, large tour group, etc. Our entire family really loved the tour from start to finish. Thank you!!
Marissa
September 2021
Adam was amazing. I love that he is a history major and not just a guy from Philly. He knows his stuff, but you can ask him anything. Historical questions or where is the best places to eat or go around town. highly recommend!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.