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Historic Philly Self-Guided Audio Tour

Walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes, discover the iconic Liberty Bell, and relive the fight for American Independence with a self-guided audio tour! Journey back in time to historic Philadelphia in the days of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and their revolutionary collaborators.

Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, head over to the first stop. Once there, launch the app and simply follow the instructions from there! Stick to our recommended route for the best experience.

Password is valid for 30 days from Travel Date.

This tour does not include entrance to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.

per adult from

$8

AUD

Duration

1 to 2 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • GPS Map
    • Audios and Text
    • Online Support
    • Entry/Admission - Philadelphia City Hall
    • Entry/Admission - Independence Square
    • Entry/Admission - Liberty Bell
    • Entry/Admission - The President's House
    • Entry/Admission - Franklin Square
    • Entry/Admission - Bolt of Lightning..A Memory of Ben Franlkin
    • Entry/Admission - Benjamin Franklin's Grave
    • Entry/Admission - Elfreth's Alley
    • Entry/Admission - Christ Church
    What's excluded :
    • Admission to paid attractions
    • Entry/Admission - Benjamin Franklin Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Graff House
    • Entry/Admission - The African American Museum in Philadelphia
    • Entry/Admission - National Constitution Center
    • Entry/Admission - United States Mint
    • Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of the American Revolution
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Philadelphia City Hall, 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

    Embark on this journey into America's past at Philadelphia's City Hall! As we make our way into the heart of Historic Philly, we'll dive into 1700s to explore the foundations of the Revolutionary War. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and other Founding Fathers had deep roots in Philadelphia, as we'll quickly discover. Then we'll We'll explore the events that led up to the revolt, including the catalyst: the Tea Tax.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: West Washington Square, W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    At the corner of historic Washington Square, we'll catch a glimpse of where it all began: the site of the First Continental Congress. We'll explore the consequences of this historic conference before approaching the iconic Independence Hall.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Independence Square, 111 S Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    We're finally at Independence Hall, the birthplace of America. This is where the First Continental Congress unified the colonial states into one entity, working together. This is where military revolts and battles against the British were planned. This is also where the Second Continental Congress took place, when votes were gathered from across all the colonies. Ultimately, this is where the Declaration of Independence, and America, was brought to life. As we walk around this historic hall, we'll learn about additional American figures like John Hancock, Patrick Henry, and John Adams, and their contributions to the new nation. We'll also understand what this Independence Hall represented to colonial Americans -- and what it represents to modern Americans today. We'll also check out George Washington's statue out front, and dive into his backstory.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Liberty Bell, 526 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Next up: the Liberty Bell! We'll learn about what makes this bell iconic -- and what makes it so susceptible to cracks! As we explore its history and majesty, we'll also explore it's significance in later years as Americans fought for their freedom from slavery, for equal voting rights, and for true liberty.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Benjamin Franklin Museum, 317 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Then we'll head over to Ben Franklin's museum. This historic statesman figures heavily in America's past -- and we'll learn why. As we walk through the museum we'll also peel back the layers of his personality, learning about his vast store of knowledge and huge diversity of interests. Then, we'll jump to the anti-hero to Franklin's hero: the traitor Benedict Arnold. As we continue to walk, we'll learn all about what Arnold planned to do -- and how.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The President's House, 6th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Next up, the very first White House! We'll explore the original presidental home of George Washington and then of John Adams. Here, we'll be able to dive into the history of the presidents' lives and better understand life during the colonia era.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Graff House, 700 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Then we'll head over to another unique historic home: the Graff House. This is where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, and where Ben Franklin helped him edit it. Walk in the footsteps of these earliest inklings of American freedom as you pass by this site! Plus, we'll take this opportunity to learn about Thomas Jefferson, and understand his life and contributions towards American independence.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St Seventh, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1504

    Philadelphia's history may be all about independence and freedom, but that didn't apply to African-Americans! As we pass this wonderful museum, we'll continue to explore slavery and it's impact of early America. We'll also learn about the historic contributions of African-Americans like Crispus Attucks and others.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Franklin Square, 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Our journey into America's past then brings us to Franklin Square, where we can rest up and catch up on everything else that Ben Franklin did -- other than driving independence of course! We'll learn about his many book, ideas, and of course... experiments!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bolt of Lightning..A Memory of Ben Franlkin, 237 N Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    That brings us to this gigantic memorial to Franklin's most beloved discovery -- electricity! Here we'll explore what exactly Ben Franklin was discovering, why he wanted to try, and how exactly he planned to do it!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1595

    Next up, we'll pass by the National Constituion Center. Just like with the Declaration of Independence, we'll learn about how the colonists gathered here in Philadelphia to formalize their union into a concrete nation: the United States of America. We'll explore how American citizens' most fundamental rights were guaranteed, laying the basis for the American society today.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: United States Mint, 151 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1819

    Our walk then brings us to the Mint! We'll learn about the gold and silver coins that formed the basis of the early American economy... and about the copper, nickel, and paper that makes our money today!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Benjamin Franklin's Grave, 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

    We'll walk by Benjamin Franklin's grave and learn about an important part his legacy: the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania. We'll dicover how UPenn represented Franklin's ideals for the young nation's next generation and about how his legacy continues to shine through Philadelphia today.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999

    Our trip jumps us back in time a bit -- to the birth of the American flag! The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution often overshadow this historic home but it's legacy is far more visible today! We'll learn all about Betsy Ross and her fateful meeting with George Washington one morning during Sunday service at Christ Church.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Elfreth's Alley, 126 Elfreths Aly, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006

    This brings us to Elfreth's Alley, the modern Instagram hot-spot of Philly and the historic origins of this great city. As the very first downtown, Elfreth's seen generations of changes... but has remained as quaint and colonial as ever!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Christ Church, 20 N American St On 2nd, Above Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4592

    We'll then walk over to historic Christ Church, where George Washington, Betsy Ross, and plenty of other American revolutionaries worshipped. We'll pass by the Church, diving into it's historical significance and admiring it's soaring architecture.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    That brings us to the Museum of the American Revolution! Our journey ends near here, allowing you the opportunity to step inside if you didn't get quite enough revolutionary history already!

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Philadelphia City Hall, 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Departure Time :
    3/16/2020 - 9/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Written, English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Adventures Abroad

Activity ID: V-259177P1

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