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Lace up your shoes and explore Philly on Foot

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Sometimes the best way to explore a city is on foot, so set out and see Philadelphia with the knowledgeable guides of Free Tours by Foot.

Free Tours by Foot aims to entertain and educate visitors and locals alike with their creative adventures through the City of Brotherly Love.

Your guide will take you through Philadelphia’s historic streets and incredible neighborhoods, from Chinatown to the Italian Market.

All available tours are free, as the guides work solely for tips. (Typical gratuities are $8-10 per person)

Tours fill up fast, so reservations are required. Click here to make your free reservation. For groups of five or more, call (267) 712-9512 before booking. Private tours are also available.

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Available tours

Freedom Rings in Philly Walking Tour: Free Tours by Foot’s signature tour, this two-hour walking tour will take you past the city’s famous landmarks, including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The tour is approximately one and half mile long, beginning at the outside the Public Ledger Building at the corner of 6th and Chestnut St.

Real Philly Tour: Take a four-hour walking tour off the beaten path, past historic sights and through Philly’s famous neighborhoods including stops in Chinatown, Reading Market, South Street and the Italian Market. Tour begins at the outside the Public Ledger Building at the corner of 6th and Chestnut St. and ends in Chinatown.

Chinatown Food Tour: A 2.5 hour tour of Philadelphia’s Chinatown exploring the history and culture of this rich and growing community. Visitors will receive insight into the neighborhood’s culinary possibilities and the distinctive personality of the diverse Asian neighborhood. Think of it as a history tour with a lot of snacks! Suggestion of $7-10 cash for food, many stores are cash only. Tours begin outside the AIA Bookstore at 1218 Arch St.

Ghosts of Philly – A Haunted History Tour: A two hour exploration of the haunted history of the nation’s most historic city and hear accounts of love lured specters, tormented souls of war, traitors and the sorrowful woes of the repentant dead. Possible sightings of desecrating German Soldiers, tragic Edgar Allen Poe, and Bishop White’s murderous cook, maybe even a dancing Ben Franklin! Tour begins at the outside the Public Ledger Building at the corner of 6th and Chestnut St.

Philly Proud: LGBT History Tour: Explore the rich and colorful history of the LGBT community in the city of Brotherly (and Sisterly) Love with this two hour tour through Historic District into the fabulous Mid-town Village, lovingly referred to as the Gayborhood! Hear stories of community, of protest, uprisings, secret clubs, and notable historic figures of the LGBT community as it grew and continues to thrive in the birth place of this nation. Tour begins at the outside the Public Ledger Building at the corner of 6th and Chestnut St. Special thanks to Thom Nickels, Bob Skiba, and the William Way Community Center.

Italian Market Food Tour: Local neighborhood host Laura will take you to all the best kept secrets and the tried and true “go to” stops to fill your minds and bellies with the food and flavors of Philadelphia’s famous Italian 9th Street Market on this two hour tour. Interwoven with the dishes, you will hear tales of the history of the neighborhood and the families that have shaped it into the essential stop for any one that loves Philadelphia and food. At each food stop, you choose what treats you would like to taste. Without a set sample menu, you choose what to eat and how much to spend. Suggested amount to bring is between $7-10, depending on your appetite. Tour begins outside the Italian Market Visitor Center at 919 South 9th Street.

Click here to see the complete tour schedule.

Coming Soon: Art Tour, Neighborhoods Tours, Beer and Wine tours, Women’s History and many, many more.

Insider Tip

Wear comfortable shoes, as all tours are on foot and may take you a mile or more through the city. Make sure to call ahead for reservations as space is limited.


6th and Market Streets
Philadelphia, Pa. 19106

Mailing address:
20 North 3rd Street, Unit 201
Philadelphia PA 19106

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