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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


You can catch a bus any where in this city. For schedual information call the numbers below or visit the web site. Septa rules this town. As always be careful of strangers here! This is a great way to...
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Apr 04, 2011

Take the subway in the city

Yep, Philly's got a decent subway system. I take it quite often since I live in the city and so does my sister. Many people who live in Philly are without vehicles of their own and the subway is...
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Jul 14, 2005

Subways easy to use!!!

We used the subway alot that day. It was raining so we would walk awhile and use the subway awhile. DayPassOriginally designed for tourists, the DayPass is a perfect fare option for shoppers,...
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Mar 29, 2005


Well, I live in Fairmount (near the Art Museum) and while it's very close to Center City, the subway does not connect with my neighborhood. For me, the bus is a great solution. Operated by SEPTA, the...
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Jan 22, 2005

Don't feel like walking?

Philly's bus system is cheap, extensive and easy to use. We bought day passes, $6 a person and just hopped and off buses as needed. Especially easy to do in Center City where there is basically a bus...
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Sep 24, 2007

SEPTA needs to be more not less

I've lived in the Philly suburbs for over 15 years and public transit here is woefully lacking when compared to New York or just about anywhere in Europe.The system works well if you are traveling...
Jun 09, 2007

Day trip from NY to Philly. It can be done EASILY.

I was staying in New Jersey. I had seen NY too many times without having focused enough on Philly. So I made the decision I wanted to day trip to Philly.I caught an Amtrak to Trenton (from Metropark),...
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Sep 09, 2006

SEPTA Main Line

Philadelphia seems to have a good commuter rail network. It's called "SEPTA," and I think it means Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. (It has nothing to do with either Septic Sewers...
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Jan 21, 2006

The worst and Most Expensive system

The SEPTA system is by far one of the most pathetic systems I've ever travelled. It's the only one I've ever seen that includes it's extortionately priced regional rail as part of it's subway system....
Jul 17, 2005

Convenient Train to Philadelphia Airport

The SEPTA Regional Rail - Airport Line is a cheap, convenient train that runs between Philadelphia International Airport and downtown. The train runs approximately every 30 minutes. The train stops at...
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Oct 19, 2014

Not Pet Friendly

SEPTA bus system is pretty dicey when it comes to transporting even your smaller dog. During transit in South Philadelphia, I experienced success getting in and out, but also rejections by two bus...
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May 11, 2015

Bus in South Philly

Bus G runs along Oregon Avenue, a major boulevard in South Philly that crosses the Shuylkill River toward the airport and commercial produce market. At the junction of Broad Street and Oregon, there's...
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May 11, 2015
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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

People are sometimes suspicious about masons probably because their ceremonies are closed to non members. By the way, many of the American revolution leaders were masons. The truth is that I never...
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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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