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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour
"Are you tired of going on tours in which the guide knows less than you do? The guides for Bow Tie Tours are teachers not actors or college students who have studied a cram sheet and they are well-trained in providing people information in an interesting and entertaining manner whether you are a parent with young children or a college professor looking to gain insight into the historical activities of Philadelphia. Join us as we see Independence Hall Declaration House Franklin Court the Betsy Ross House
From $20.00
City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Immerse yourself in one of the most historic cities in the US on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Philadelphia. From the open-top double-decker bus you can enjoy 360-degree views of Philly and hop off when you want to visit any attractions.Listen to informative onboard commentary about the culture architecture and history of Philadelphia when you're on the loop which takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Buses run every 30 minutes. See below for a full list of the 27 stops.Perhaps visit the landmark house where Betsy Ross lived when she made the first American flag during the American Revolution. Becom or learn about early American law at the Eastern State Penitentiary a prison established in 1829. Kids will enjoy the Please Touch Museum and Philadelphia Zoo
From $32.00
Philadelphia 27-Stop Double Decker Tour Full-Day Pass
"Discover one of the most historic cities in the U.S. on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Philadelphia. Experience the city's rich and legendary sights at your own pace with 360-degree panoramic views. Board an open-top double decker bus at any of the 27 stops around Philadelphia. Along the way enjoy live narration from your guide who will share interesting stories and facts about the city's most popular attractions and historic landmarks. This hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour allows you customize your itinerary and experience the Philadelphia's history heritage and culture at your own pace.Hop-on hop-off tour stops include: Independence Visitor Center Betsey Ross House United States Mint/Ben Franklin's Grave National Constitution Center Chinatown ""
From $30.00

ChinaTown Tips (19)

Chinatown is the best place to eat!

Philadelphia Chinatown is a great place to go because it has over fifty different restaurants! I like to often go there with my friends for dinner. Many different types of Chinese food are offered,...
Jul 15, 2011


Though small compared to its hectic and sprawling counterpart in NYC, Philly's Chinatown is homey and not as daunting. It is nonetheless very much a true ethnic neighborhood, full of energy and a a...
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Mar 12, 2010

Every Big City Has One!

Although China Towns are pretty touristy and similar, the one in Philly is about as authentic you can get in the US. We were so impressed by how beautiful it was despite the rainy day. You could smell...
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Jan 04, 2009

Visit Philly's Chinatown

We strolled up to Chinatown one evening to get some dinner. Philly has a very Robust Chinatown. Not as large as New York or San Francisco but still just as interesting. Where else but in a Chinatown...
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Dec 02, 2007


Located in Center City between City Hall and the historic district, Chinatown is a busy little neighborhood full of unique architecture, interesting shops, and tasty restaurants and grocery stores....
Dec 06, 2006

Philadelphia Chinatown

Philadelphia's Chinatown (tangrenjie) (zhonggoucheng) is considerably smaller than ones in New York or San Francisco, partly because Philadelphia's Chinese population isn't really that large. As with...
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Sep 10, 2006

A quick stroll through Chinatown

Chinatown in Philadelphia is rather small, compared to New York's Chinatown, but still offers some great restaurants, noodle houses, grocery, and souvenir stores. Philly Chinatown stretches about 1...
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Apr 28, 2006

Special deal for you!

Philadelphia's Chinatown is the fourth largest in the United States. A close-knit neighborhood centered around Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, Chinatown is currently expanding north of the Vine...
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May 26, 2005

Chinese Friendship Gate

Montreal has its own Chinatown, so we did not really venture into the one in Philadelphia. However, we did pass in front of the Chinese Friendship Gate in Philadelphia and took a picture of it because...
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May 14, 2005


Philadelphia, like many large cities, has a great Chinatown. Here you can find all of the city's best Chinese restaurants, cool Chinese import stores (think silk!) and funky groceries, fabric stores,...
Feb 01, 2005


Chinatown is one of Philly's coolest attractions. Located downtown, Chinatown is jam packed with stores and restaurants that tantalize. I estimate that one in every three shops is a restaurant or...
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Jan 19, 2005

Little China!

I've been to Chinatown in about six US cities, but Chinatown in Philadelphia is by far the greatest of all them. While quieter and smaller than the Chinatown of New York or Chicago, Philadelphia...
May 17, 2003
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Things to Do Near Philadelphia

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City Hall

We toured City Hall the largest and tallest City Hall in the United States. The tower reaches 548’ to the top of William Penn’s statue. The bronze statue of the founder of Philadelphia and all of...
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Masonic Temple

Full disclosure: I am not, nor have any close acquaintance with, a Mason. The following is not in any way an apologetic for a group that has no need to create apologetics. During the European Middle...
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Reading Terminal Market

The Reading Terminal Market opened in 1892. The street-​level Market reverberated with the sound of trains rumbling overhead. The stalls were laid out in a grid pattern with twelve aisles running...
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania was founded in 1824 and moved to this current location in 1884. This is not a museum. It is a library with more than 21 million items in their collections. The...
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St. Mark's Episcopal Church

The church was designed by English architect Richard Cromwell Carpenter and built by John Notman in the Gothic Revival style between 1847 and 1849. The tower was designed by Notman, but completed in...
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Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square is one of five squares planned by William Penn and was constructed in 1683. In 1825, the square was named in honor of Philadelphian David Rittenhouse who was an astronomer, clock...
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Getting to Philadelphia


At the corner of Race St., and 10th St., Philadelphia, PA., 19107


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