Guided tour

Philadelphia: Hidden Histories Walking Tour

Activity provider: Beyond the Bell Tour

Philadelphia: Hidden Histories Walking Tour

Activity provider: Beyond the Bell Tour

From US$ 49 per person

Explore Philadelphia on a walking tour that takes the perspective of those often forgotten in history. See historic landmarks and hear interesting stories left out of the standard narrative.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Uncover the hidden histories and people who made America what it is today
  • Gain a new perspective of Philadelphia's important historic attractions
  • Hear the foundational myths and pioneering stories of forgotten characters
  • Walk on cobblestone streets and through Independence Park to the Liberty Bell
  • Find out about the relationship of William Penn and the Lenni-Lanpe nation
Full description

Join a walking tour of Philadelphia that takes you beyond the standard history. Explore the city's cobblestone streets and go by its important attractions while uncovering the incredible stories of women, indigenous people, people of color, and LGBTQ folks who have made America what it is today.

Meet your guide in Washington Square and follow them through the historic old city and Independence Park. Stop at Independence Hall and explore the foundational myths of Philadelphia. Hear pioneering stories of forgotten founders as you go between different statues and monuments.

Listen to your guide as they tell you about the controversy of the President's House and hear about Ona Judge's escape from George Washington. At Welcome Park be told about William Penn and his relationship with the Lenni-Lenape nation through the Legend of the Penn Treaty Elm. Find out who Chief Tamanend was and why he was referred to as The Affable.

During your walking tour hit the main sites such as the Betsey Ross House, the President's House Site, and the Liberty Bell. Understand their history through the perspective of those often left out of the mainstream.

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide in the center of Washington Square by the fountain.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Product ID: 414747