President's House Site

President's House Site: Our most recommended tours and activities

Philadelphia: Historic Self-Guided Tour with GPS & Audio

1. Philadelphia: Historic Self-Guided Tour with GPS & Audio

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.

Philadelphia: Small-Group Hamilton Walking Tour

2. Philadelphia: Small-Group Hamilton Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the world of Alexander Hamilton on this tour designed especially for Hamilton lovers. Discover the places where he had a direct impact on the shape and functions of the newly-formed United States of America and visit the real-life locations featured in the hit Broadway Musical. Enjoy short excerpts of music throughout the tour. Start your walking tour at the President's House where George Washington and John Adams spent most of their presidencies. From here, head to Independence Hall, where the U.S. Constitution was written. Next, head to the 2nd Bank of the United States, created by President James Madison, followed by a visit to Carpenter's Hall, home of the 1st Continental Congress. Visit the home of Alexander Hamilton's mistress Maria Reynolds and the 1st Bank of the U.S. building. Finally, arrive at Robert Morris' grave, your last stop. Your guide will be happy to point you in the direction of the nearest subway station or bus stop. Or feel free to ask them for local recommendations on great places to eat or drink nearby. 

Patriots and Founders Walking Tour By Junket

3. Patriots and Founders Walking Tour By Junket

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the brave, dramatic, and sometimes messy founding of the United States on this history-packed walking tour of historic Philadelphia. You’ll meet your professional guide at The President’s House — a humble building that served as the first White House. From there, you’ll wind through seven other iconic sites, delving into a new, captivating story at each one. Plant your feet where the Declaration of Independence was read aloud for the first time. Get a glimpse into the scandalous private lives of icons like Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin. Stand between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson as they argue over a national bank and the placement of the capital. Peer behind the curtain and pick up a few stories your history teacher left out. Book a tour today.

Philadelphia: Founding Fathers City Exploration Game

4. Philadelphia: Founding Fathers City Exploration Game

The city game starts at The President’s House Site. It will take you around 1 hour to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the National Constitution Centre. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone. You will visit the following locations: • The President’s House Site • President’s House Site Archeological Excavation • Liberty Bell Centre • The Library of the American Philosophical Society • Thomas Jefferson Garden • The Signer’s Garden • Portrait Gallery • Congregation Mikveh Israel • Final Resting Place of Benjamin Franklin • The Meeting House • National Constitution Centre

Philadelphia: Hidden Histories Walking Tour

5. Philadelphia: Hidden Histories Walking Tour

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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What people are saying about President's House Site

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Reid gave us a wealth of information, interspersed with songs from the musical. It was good that he sang along, so we were able to follow the information communicated in the songs, as the words went by very quickly. We appreciated how he found shady places for us sit while he talked at length, since it was quite a warm day. It was not a lot of walking, as walking tours go, but we learned a lot about Alexander Hamilton!

Very knowledgeable and personable guide, with lots of facts and stories to highlight the tour.

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