Take a guided 12-hour tour of Philadelphia, for free
The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides will be leading a completely free 12-hour tour of the city on Saturday, September 28.
“The Great Tour” will be led by some of the most proficient guides Philadelphia has to offer. Grab your walking shoes, a backpack and something to keep you hydrated because it’s going to be an adventurous day. This four-part tour will navigate participants to over 50 of Philadelphia’s most noteworthy historical and cultural landmarks.
You’ll begin the trek in Old City where you’ll check in at the National Constitution Center and walk through one of the most historical parts of Philadelphia and visit over 15 different attractions including the Betsy Ross House, Elfreth’s Alley, and the Free Quaker Meeting House.
From there, you’ll make your way to Society Hill where the group will congregate at Independence Mall East. This part of the tour examines George Washington’s Federal Capital – the “Birthplace of America.” There are over 20 different sites to be visited during this portion of the tour.
The three quarter mark begins at the Independence Visitor Center where you’ll continue exploring Society Hill all the way to City Hall as well as the Market East and Midtown Village sections of Philadelphia.
For the grand finale, you will explore the many artful offerings along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway including the Love Sculpture, Rodin Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary and, of course, the “Rocky Steps” among many other attractions.
“The Great Tour” takes place on Saturday, September 28 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. This event is free, but you’ll need to register first because space is limited. Click here for a map showing the tour’s complete route.