To be considered a historical landmark, buildings must be at least 50 years old and contain at least one Founding Father’s skeleton. Feel history in your bones with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for a Franklin’s Footsteps walking tour for two (up to a $38 value)
- $35 for a Franklin’s Footsteps walking tour for four (up to a $76 value)
Visitors set off on foot for a 75-minute jaunt through Philadelphia’s historic past, following the pathways of Ben Franklin and his designer chihuahua, Mr. Woofles, who some scholars contend was actually a girl. Tours visit haunts such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the meeting place of the Continental Congress; the walk’s newest attraction, National Constitution Center, examines the syntax of the eponymous document. Walks depart from the sightseeing tour kiosk at the Independence Visitor Center daily from May through October, and when weather permits, November through April.
Philadelphia Trolley Works
Ever since the first giant pumpkin was carved into a carriage, people have wanted to travel in style. Philadelphia Trolley Works, a subsidiary of 76 Carriage Company, turns fairy tales into reality with a fleet of double-decker buses, motor coaches, horse-driven carriages, and their namesake trolleys. On any given day, the historic streets of Philadelphia pulse with trolley or horse-pulled tours of Independence Hall and the Rocky steps. Cinderella-inspired horse-drawn carriages and Victorian-style trolleys transport bridal parties to weddings, and jumbo-sized motor coaches can be rented for casino trips and cross-country air-guitar tours.