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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 ""
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Private Highlights of Philadelphia Driving Tour
"Your 2 hour private driving tour starts with a pickup from your hotel or any other location in the city. Many of the Must-See Highlights in Philadelphia can be seen in 2 hours - and the sights can either directed by you or by your guide. Your guide will spend some time understanding your interests what you want to see and will give recommendations for the tour. A tour designed to hit some of Philly's Must-See Spots may include a ride through Old City and Independence National Park a stop for a photo at the world-famous Love Park or a run up the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. These 2-hour-long tours are usually focused on driving with limited time to explore on foot. You'll be sorry to leave your guide
From $195.00
 
Private Half Day Philadelphia Driving Tour
"Your private driving tour starts with a pickup from your hotel or any other location in the city. If you have half a day (either in 4 hours or 6 hours) you'll have time to see even more of the most iconic locations and local spots in the City of Brotherly Love - and the sights can either directed by you or by your guide. Your guide will spend some time understanding your interests what you want to see and will give recommendations for the tour. A half-day tour allows more opportunity for you to take full advantage of being on a driving tour. You'll visit all of the Must-See Spots as well as having time to explore even more famous sights and other neighborhoods - like driving through the colorful Italian Market getting out of the van to go into the Liberty Bell Exhibit
From $295.00

Washington Square Tips (7)

Washington Square

One of the first of Philly's city parks, this park was established in 1682 by William Penn's surveyor. the square was used as an African American cemetery in the 18th century. Today it is home to...
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Aug 17, 2016

Tomb of Unknown Soldier

In Washington Square is the tomb of the unknown soldier of the Revolutionary War. It was built in 1957 as a counter to the more famous monument in Washington that commerates WWI dead. Philadelphia...
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Jim_Eliason
Aug 17, 2016

Washington Square Park

Washington Square is one of the original five squares planned out by William Penn and his surveyor Thomas Holme in the plan for the city of Philadelphia in 1682. The square was first called Southeast...
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blueskyjohn
Dec 03, 2015

Washington Square

Washington Square was originally something of a potter's field, where dead soldiers and POWs of the Revolutionary War were buried. Supposedly, there are still quite a few buried beneath your feet as...
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dlandt
Apr 05, 2007

Beautiful Oasis

Somehow I kept finding myself at this park everyday while in Philadelphia. It helped to soothe my nerves after dodging cars while crossing the busiest streets near there. The moment I would walk...
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Reznut
Jul 29, 2006

A Quick Walk through Washington Square

When William Penn first planned Philadelphia, he wanted a few things: streets laid out in grids (nice job), and numerous parks throughout the city. One such park is Washington Square, renamed for...
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spgood301
Mar 05, 2006

Washington Square

This is a very tranquil and beautiful spot in the heart of the old city. There is a memorial to the War of Independence there.
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Jan 31, 2005
 
 
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Penn's Landing

This is a must for any military history buff. A rare look and navel technology of the time between sail and modern fleets. Well maintained and not altered to suit tourist, as it should be. But no...
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National Liberty Museum

This is the only museum that I've ever visited which is devoted to the concept of human freedom. It's unique--NOT just another art museum. To some, it may seem rather preachy at times. But some of the...
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Independence Visitor Center

The first floor of the visitor center is divided into three main areas. When entering from the north, you are immediately greeting by a number of sales kiosks of local tour companies trying to sell...
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Second Bank of the US

Early in the history of our country, the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, determined that the United States would have a sound national currency. Philadelphia soon became a major...
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Christ Church

Christ Church was founded in 1695 as an extension of the Church of England. The church building opened in 1727 as a small brick structure. The structure here today was built in 1744. The steeple came...
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Independence National Historical Park

Located in the West Wing of Independence Hall is the Great Essentials exhibit. The exhibit displays surviving copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the...
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