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Franklin’s Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour

A Philadelphia Trolley Works walking tour of Historic Philadelphia

National Constitution Center

The Franklin's Footsteps tour passes by the National Constitution Center. Credit: R. Kennedy for GPTMC

Description

This guided walking tour retraces the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin and his fellow patriots during the founding of our nation.

Highlights include Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and Carpenters’ Hall — where the Continental Congress met to discuss its grievances with England.

Along the way, you will see Christ Church, where Ben Franklin and our Founding Fathers worshipped, the Betsy Ross House, where the first flag was made, and the Christ Church Burial Ground, the final resting place of Ben Franklin and many historic leaders. Also, you’ll learn about the National Constitution Center — the historic area’s newest attraction which explores the U.S. Constitution, a worldwide symbol of freedom and justice.

Tours depart from the Sightseeing Tour Kiosk at the Independence Visitor Center.

Details

Each tour lasts approximately 75 minutes. The tours are available November through April, weather permitting, and daily May through October. Please call (215) 389-TOUR for specific times.

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Details

Tours start at 6th and Market Street
Independence Visitor Center
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 389-TOUR
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