Free and Friendly Tours
Walking tours of historic Philadelphia
Free and Friendly Tours is a Philly company with Philly guides and will show you the whole range of Philadelphia, its historical monuments and present-day city life – or the whole of what’s in walking distance at least.
Hear the stories hidden behind Philly’s streets and buildings and works of art, from Independence Hall to Isaiah Zagar’s South Street mosaics. Listen as the guides point out some of their favorite places in Philadelphia.
Tours are free, which means you tip what you want, and it’s friendly because your guides are friendly folks who want to make you love Philly as much as they do. Reservations are required for all tours.
The Colonial Cheesesteak Tour
Departs: Benjamin’s Best (401 Chestnut Street)
Journey through Philadelphia’s colonial and revolutionary streets in the footsteps of men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the convicts that carried Ben Franklin to and from the Constitutional Convention. No joke. Uncover the stories hidden in Philadelphia’s history and walk through two of its exciting contemporary neighborhoods, Old City and South Street.
The Billy Penn Tour
Departs: Courtyard of Philadelphia City Hall (Broad and Market Streets)
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Beginning at Philadelphia’s City Hall, a building destined to be the world’s tallest, this tour leads through the bustle of Reading Terminal Market and the luxury of the Wanamaker Building and looks out toward the steps of Philadelphia’s famous Museum of Art. You’ll encounter fighting Quakers, cross-dressing Irishmen and a certain Italian boxer, and learn that the Reading Railroad is more than just square on the Monopoly board.
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In the neighborhood
1 E. Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Hyatt at The Bellevue
- Le Méridien Philadelphia
- Alexander Inn
- The Independent Hotel Philadelphia
- Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
- Inn at the Union League
- DoubleTree By Hilton Philadelphia Center City
- The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
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Museums & Attractions
1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
- PIFA Street Fair
- PSFS Building
- St. Stephen’s Protestant Episcopal Church
- Chinatown Friendship Gate
- Asian Arts Initiative
- National Archives and Records Administration Mid-Atlantic Region
- Masonic Temple
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Restaurants & Dining
12th and Filbert Streets Tour departs from the Reading Terminal Market information desk Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Capital Grille
- Reading Terminal Market’s Pennsylvania Dutch Festival
- Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia
- Fratelli’s Italian Bistro
- Reading Terminal Market
- Tommy DiNic’s Roast Pork and Beef
- Wok & Walk Tour of Chinatown
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