Franklin’s Footsteps Colonial Walking Tour
A Philadelphia Trolley Works walking tour of Historic Philadelphia
This guided walking tour retraces the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin and his fellow patriots during the founding of our nation.
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.
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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Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
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