Colonial Era Philadelphia Waterfront Walking Tour

Colonial Era Philadelphia Waterfront Walking Tour

This tour will walk in the path of the original settlers of Philadelphia. Early Philadelphia looked very different from today's metropolis. This illustrated tour will feature rare images of the waterfront. Learn the history of the waterfront. This tour is the only one offered in Philadelphia covering this time period and area

On this 2 to 2 1/2 hour walking tour we will follow the path of the original settlers of Philadelphia. Early Philadelphia looked very different from today's metropolis. The river was twice as wide and populated with many small islands.

This tour will be illustrated with many rare images of the 18th Century waterfront.

Learn the history of the waterfront and the early inhabitants

Tour starts at Penn’s Welcome Park where you will learn the details about William Penn, the founding of Philadelphia and how the original Philadelphia was laid out. As well as the role that the waterfront played in its development.

Some interesting sites along the way that are 'newer' than 1776 will also be discussed.

Note that the folks that enjoy this tour the most are those that have an interest in early Philadelphia.

No prior knowledge is required.

The tour doesn't attempt to cover major events in Philadelphia like the signing of the Declaration of Independence

Tour highlights include

Thomas Bond House

City Tavern

Dock Street

Man Full O' Trouble Tavern

Site of Tun Tavern

Scottish/Irish Immigrant Memorials

 Elfreth's Alley

 William Penn Steps

 Willow Creek site and more.

Formal tour ends at 3rd and Callowhill but group will be accompanied to a local destination nearby such as the Independence Visitor Center.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Tour covers about 2 miles(3 kilometers) at a very leisurely pace"
"Tour runs rain or shine."
"Children welcomed and not counted against maximum group size."
"Operated by a multi-lingual guide (English and German)"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Masks required. Masks and sanitizer available from guide."
"Social distancing from guide required"
"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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Masks available as needed as is hand sanitizer. Historic area still has many public toilet faciliies closed to the public."

Duración: 120 To 150 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • All taxes, fees, and handling charge
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel meeting and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Private tour

No Incluye

  • Guide Gratuity(recommended)


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