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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
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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 ""
From $30.00

North Philadelphia Tips (29)

tough,section aiways was!!!

After reading all the comments about N.philly.....I d like to make a few.I was born AND RAISED IN THE STREETS OF N.P.,a long time ago ceicl b. moore was called columbia ave....i lived between oxford...
2streeter
Feb 16, 2015

This city is burning to the ground

Let me tell you first hand North Philly is infested with trash. My husband and I transplanted here 2 years ago from Nyc and it was the worst mistake we have ever made. My husband and I are Puerto...
c_sierra
Mar 18, 2012

Review opinion

I read the reviews given here on North Philly and as a white person from Wisconsin the people i met here have made me feel more safe & welcome then i ever expected. All i did was to treat them as...
missbecky
Apr 30, 2011

North Philly. Dangerous, Really?

I went to google to find information about a death of someone I knew and I stumbled upon a molting heap of blind ignorance. And then the people spreading this ignorance have the effrontery to try to...
RoscoeDez
Mar 24, 2011

safty

hi guys and girlsim planning to be at philly on Maywt about the area around the city hall at 15th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102i liked a place there but i have no clue about the safety...
doctorwilly
Mar 14, 2011

WATCH OUT FOR CERTAIN AREAS!!!

Well, for the most part Philadelphia is ok and just ok. Just like any other city you have to be careful use your common sense and you will be fine. Dont walk alone at night especially if your...
kiesha215
Oct 25, 2010

Neighborhoods, Teenagers, Drugs, and Police

I went and graduated from Temple University which is a decent school ranked in the top 100 nationwide which also employs many people. I also lived in North Philly during that time and learned a few...
nicholai123
Jun 20, 2010

Stay away from North Philly

Ok, so theres alot of people on here saying that they lived there for "20 years and have never been shot, moggued...." ROFL. If thats the criteria for a safe neighborhood, no wonder Philly is in th...
evil.dingo
Dec 08, 2009

n. philly stand up!

north philly is poverty stricken..so there are certain things that come along with that. people are just tryin to live. if u dont mess with anyone u wont get messed with. ive come to find that n....
mamarose1116
Apr 02, 2009

its dog eat dog

well, first of all i lived in philadelphia my whole life..... north philly... dont go there white people, and if you do, start lookin like you went there to kill people... im white and i lived there...
pt3989
Mar 06, 2009

Philly

Philadelphia is a huge city comprised of many neighborhoods. North Philadelphia is a large section of the city. For the most part, this section of Philly is home to black, and hispanic neighborhoods,...
k.LOCASH
Feb 25, 2009

North Filthadelphia!

I'm reading all these tips about people saying North philadelphia is not that bad. Trust me, I've lived in Philadelphia all my life and the condition here is terrible. Everytime my family and I move...
mizxincredible
May 15, 2008
 
 
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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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