Tours are an ideal way to learn more about a city without resorting to drastic measures such as running for mayor. Get acquainted with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for a 75-minute Spirits of ‘76 Ghost Tour for two ($35 value)
- $17 for a 75-minute Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia Historical Tour for two ($35 value)
Guides lead guests down Old City’s cobblestone streets while narrating ghost stories that detail the darker side of Philadelphia’s past or tales of the city’s rich history. Both tours include stops at more than 20 sites. Tours start back up for the season in April.
Tours starting at 325 Chestnut Street meet in Mrs. K’s Koffee Shop.
The Spirits of ‘76 Ghost Tour
Philadelphia’s historic cobblestone streets, landmarks, and old buildings can take on an eerie aura in the moonlight, the perfect backdrop for the guides of Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour to tell tales of the city’s dark past. Developed by historical experts at The Constitutional Walking Tour, the Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour traverses Old City, stopping at more than 20 sites, such as the Physick House, Library Hall, and City Tavern. At these destinations, guides cloaked in black and carrying lanterns share stories that weave together a narrative of both reported hauntings and folklore. They tell tales of ghostly visitors that range from soldiers to historical figures such as John Barry, who constantly tries to explain to people who he was. Strolling past some of the city’s oldest cemeteries and graveyards, tourists may spot out-of-the-ordinary shapes, such as free-floating orbs.
The Constitutional Walking Tour
Philadelphia’s centuries-old cobblestone streets, monuments, and buildings are brimming with history—but it takes an expert to extract it. The knowledgeable guides at The Constitutional Walking Tour lead visitors on a 1.25-mile journey through areas accessible only on foot, giving an up-close perspective of America’s first planned city. The tour winds through Independence Mall, taking groups past more than 20 landmarks such as Independence Hall, Christ Church, the National Constitution Center, Declaration House, and Old City Hall. At each site, experts weave together the details of landmark events such as Thomas Jefferson’s drafting of the Declaration of Independence, the hanging of the Liberty Bell, and Ben Franklin’s signing of the US Constitution on Alexander Hamilton’s back. Alternatively, the tour company lets visitors explore this important area on their own, with the aid of an audio tour or a complimentary map.
The tour guide was very informative and this was a great way to get an introduction to the city.blkcat7160a, TripAdvisor, 9/25/12
We had a wonderful guide and I learned a lot.Crackergirl1957, TripAdvisor, 3/14/13
“The tour meets in front of the Constitution building, leave time for you to go back and explore the buildings you saw.”
“Try to find a low volume time of year--we were the only ones on the tour and we got a lot of good information that we may not have gotten had we been with a big group.”