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Philadelphia: Historic Self-Guided Tour with GPS & Audio

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Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Philadelphia: Historic Self-Guided Tour with GPS & Audio

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 8 per person

Visit the iconic landmarks of Philadelphia with this self-guided tour. Walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes, relive the fight for American Independence, and see the famous Liberty Bell.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Valid 365 days
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in Philadelphia’s colonial history as you drive past landmarks
  • Explore Philadelphia, home to George Washington and other Founding Fathers
  • Discover Independence Hall, the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence
  • Learn about the Revolutionary War and the significance of the Liberty Bell
  • Listen to the descriptions of the city as curated by creative writers
Full description

Journey back in time to historic Philadelphia to the days of George Washington. Follow this self-guided tour that has been developed by local guides and narrated by professional voice artists. Make stops along the tour to hike, visit historic homes, and marvel at waterfall views.

 

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one.

Begin at the City Hall and make your way to the historic district while exploring the catalysts of the war. At the famous Independence Hall, dive into the Declaration of Independence’s drafting, debating, and signing.

 

From there, explore George Washington’s legacy as a politician, general, and president. This leads to the iconic Liberty Bell and the history behind its famous crack and its status as an abolitionist symbol.

 

Then explore the lives, museums, and homes of revolutionary figures like Ben Franklin, Benedict Arnold, Thomas Jefferson, and Crispus Attacus. Continue your journey past the famous African American Museum, Franklin Square, National Constitution Center, and the Mint.

 

At the historic Betsy Ross House, see the birthplace of the American flag, and in picturesque Elfreth’s Alley, step back into a quaint, cobblestoned era. Finally, pass George Washington’s church and finish at the Museum of American Revolution.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at Philadelphia City Hall, 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is an audio guide, no guide will accompany you. The app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map. This is not an entry ticket
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

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Never received what I was expecting and never got a guided tour from this company!

April 27, 2022

May 30, 2022

Product ID: 415897