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The Black Journey: An African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

The Black Journey Philadelphia Walking Tour

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The tour will commence at the Independence Visitor's Center with an introduction to the topic of Black History during the colonial period. You will hear about the role that Black Americans played in the founding of the nation. The group will continue to the President’s House and hear about the 9 enslaved people who were held there. The group will hear about Martha Washington's handmaid who ran away to escape slavery.

The next stop is Congo Square where people of African descent held celebrations. It is also a potter's field where free and enslaved Africans are still buried to this day. The next stop is Bishop White's house. He ordained two Black pastors. One pastor started the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

You will hear about the liberation of a woman whose slave owner attempted to abduct her back into slavery and the trial of her rescuers.

You will also see the traditional sites of Independence Hall, liberty bell, Congress Hall, and much more

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7 days ago
This was an amazing experience! We received and learned so much. Our guide KNEW his information, was a Philly native, and seemed to really care about sharing the information he did. !
November 7, 2021
Excellent black history tour of Phildelphia! There were 4 of us and we all agreed we learned so much from our tour guide, Mijuel. He was thoughtful and insightful. Highly recommended! Special thanks to Raina for arranging this tour for us. We had a small window of time and it was something we really wanted to do!
October 28, 2021
The tour guide was so knowledgeable and clearly had a passion for history. We had so much fun and loved every minute!
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About This Deal

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Pass By: Independence Hall, Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Congress Hall

Old City Hall

First U.S. Supreme Court Building

American Philosophical Society Museum

Library Hall

Thomas Jefferson Garden

First Bank of U.S.

Second Bank of U.S.

Carpenter's Hall

Independence Square

Washington Square

Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier

Bicentennial Moon Tree

John Todd House

Bishop White House

Dock Creek

Merchant's Exchange

City Tavern

Guided tour will also identify the former locations for a number of historical locations of importance including:

Philadelphia Prison Site

Benjamin Rush House Site

Quaker Meeting House Site

Quaker School Site

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

This is the house where the first two president's lived as well as 9 enslaved individuals.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Liberty Bell Center, 6th Street Between Market and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

This is the bell that sat atop of Independence Hall. It was a symbol for the abolition movement.

Pass By: Congress Hall, 6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join the Black Journey to hear the significant to Black history on the tour!

Stop At: Washington Square Park, Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join the Black Journey to hear the significant to Black history on the tour!

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join the Black Journey to hear the significant to Black history on the tour!

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • In-Person Guide

  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/20/2021 - 1/19/2022
Saturday - Sunday:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
1/20/2022 - 11/11/2022
Saturday:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

1 hour 30 minutes

Return Details
Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

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