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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
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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

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Taxi Services

After spending a night at my hotel in the Centre City area of Philadelphia, I needed to transfer to 30th Street train station to board my train to Atlantic City.As the weather was not great and it was...
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Aug 31, 2014

Limo Service in Philadelphia

If you are looking to travel in style for your business meeting or travel between your hotel and Philadelphia airport PHL Limousine is the way to go. They have nice vehicles with WiFi so could do some...
May 12, 2008

Grab a cab

If you're in Center City, you won't have any trouble locating a cab. Just stick you hand out and one will stop for you. They come in all shapes, but you should be able to easily identify the car by...
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Dec 01, 2005


The Hertz bus brought us to Arrivals area at the airport and told us that we'd have to walk across to the taxis - he couldn't take us over there and the taxis couldn't come over here. After we got the...
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Nov 30, 2005

Take a Cab

We figured it out. Comparing the price of taking a bus and the price of taking a cab.. for 4 people, the cab was less expensive. The cabs of Philly were clean and they have maps posted in the back...
May 05, 2005


For the most part we walked around Philadelphia, but a couple of times we found ourselves farther than we felt like walking, so we hailed a cab. Easy to do, they were everywhere we were. Far less...
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Apr 11, 2005

Say no to driving

OK, parking is a nightmare, bring a stack of cash just for the cabbies. They're not that bad but some are known for gouging. The cabs around here are easy to get, they constantly drive around making...
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Jun 04, 2003
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"Philadelphia - Birthplace of the U.S.A!"
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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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