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OFF SEASON SPECIAL PRICING This tour will walk in the path of the original settlers of Philadelphia. Early Philadelphia looked very different from today's metropolis. This illustrated tour will feature rare images of the waterfront. Learn the history of the waterfront.

On this 2 to 2 1/2 hour walking tour we will follow the path of the original settlers of Philadelphia. Early Philadelphia looked very different from today's metropolis. The river was twice as wide and populated with many small islands.

This tour will be illustrated with many rare images of the 18th Century waterfront.

Learn the history of the waterfront and the early inhabitants

Tour starts at Penn’s Welcome Park where you will learn the details about William Penn, the founding of Philadelphia and how the original Philadelphia was laid out. As well as the role that the waterfront played in its development.

Some interesting sites along the way that are 'newer' than 1776 will also be discussed.

Note that the folks that enjoy this tour the most are those that have an interest in early Philadelphia.

No prior knowledge is required.

The tour doesn't attempt to cover major events in Philadelphia like the signing of the Declaration of Independence

Tour highlights include
Thomas Bond House
City Tavern
Dock Street
Man Full O' Trouble Tavern
Site of Tun Tavern
Scottish/Irish Immigrant Memorials
 Elfreth's Alley
 William Penn Steps
 Willow Creek site and more.

Formal tour ends at 3rd and Callowhill but group will be accompanied to a local destination nearby such as the Independence Visitor Center.


    Location: Philadelphia, United States of America

    Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 

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      Operates: Offered daily on demand as availability allows. Please book early to assure availability

      Departure Point:
      Penn's Welcome Park off 2nd Street between Chestnut and Walnut, across from the City Tavern

      Departure Time: 10 A,M or 5:00 PM other times available by arrangement

      Departure Time Comments:

      Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

      Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

      Return Details:
      Center City hotel or Independence Visitor Center

    • Inclusions:
      • All taxes, fees, and handling charge
      • Professional guide
      • Hotel meeting and drop-off (selected hotels only)
      • Private tour

    • Exclusions:
      • Guide Gratuity(recommended)

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Tour covers about 2 miles(3 kilometers) at a very leisurely pace
      • Tour runs rain or shine.
      • Children welcomed and not counted against maximum group size.
      • Operated by a multi-lingual guide (English and German)

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