Experience a taste of Colonial tavern life
The following information is from 2016. Stay tuned for details on 2017.
May 26 – December 29, 2016 (select days)
From May through December, the over-21 set can sing along to 18th-century drinking songs, enjoy stories of the drinking traditions of Colonial times and sample drinks and snacks as they ramble through Historic Philadelphia with a Colonial guide.
Tipplers stop at local watering holes and, along the way, learn important information, such as Benjamin Franklin’s names for a drunk person (“nimptopsical” and “tipsicum grave”).
Tours embark from the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market streets.
For more information on the Tippler’s Tour, including tour schedule and to purchase tickets, please click the button below.
In the neighborhood
235 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
- The Franklin Hotel
at Independence Park
- Penn’s View Hotel
- Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
- Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
- Holiday Inn Express
- Hilton Philadelphia
at Penn’s Landing
- Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
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Museums & Attractions
250 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
- The Academy of Music
- The Bourse
- National Archives and Records Administration Mid-Atlantic Region
- Congress Hall
- St. Stephen’s Protestant Episcopal Church
- Bleu Martini
- Declaration (Graff) House
- Mural Arts Philadelphia
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Restaurants & Dining