A tour of a city sometimes exposes the corruption that shaped it, revealing why its sidewalks have tollbooths and City Hall is built out of mashed potatoes. Carbo-load on historical tidbits with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $19 for two admissions to the Independence tour (a $44 value)
- $29 for two admissions to the Cemetery & Urban History tour (a $66 value)
- $38 for four admissions to the Independence tour (an $88 value)
- $58 for four admissions to the Cemetery & Urban History tour (a $132 value)
Guides take guests past Independence Hall, The Library of Congress, and other important historical sites on the Independence tour, while recalling ghost stories and scandals suitable for all ages. This tour lasts about 75 minutes. During the Cemetery & Urban History tour, which lasts about 2.5 hours, tour-takers venture to Christ Church's cemetery, where Benjamin Franklin and other important Revolutionary War-era local and national figures are buried. The tour also goes to other sites, including the Betsy Ross House. Afterward, guests head to Mexican Post restaurant for a complimentary beer or soda. This tour is geared toward most ages. Learn more about the tours.
Though Philadelphia has ceded its place as the capital of the United States to Washington, DC, it remains a bustling metropolis rich with American history. Grim Philly's tour guides—all of whom have at least a bachelor's degree in history—dredge up past centuries' landmark events, scandals, ghosts, and colonial pirates, on walking tours that have made the Philly Hot List four years in a row. Tour-goers can witness the sites where Benjamin Franklin conducted his electrical experiments, or see the film set where _National Treasure_'s Benjamin Franklin Gates orchestrated one of the great fictional heists in American history. The guides' narration illuminates the flip side of American history by blending historical facts and local insight while making stops at shadowy spots such as a theater that was once a mecca for ladies of the night, the site of the city's first bank robbery, or historic watering holes.