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Independence Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $20.00
Child (3-12) $12.00

Walk in the footsteps of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin (literally!) on a 75-minute guided walking tour of Philadelphia’s history and learn how thirteen British Colonies obtained independence and created a new nation on the Independence Walking Tour.

Every tour guide is a qualified teacher or historian who has earned Bow Tie Tours’ Certificate of Knowledge, ensuring that you’re getting the most authentic and accurate account of historical events on your tour—don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Learn all about Philadelphia’s most famous resident, Benjamin Franklin, ‘the first American,’ a writer, scientist, diplomat, and patriot and his many contributions to society and science.

You’ll see over 20 historical landmarks in Philadelphia on your tour, including Independence Hall, the President’s House, the Constitution Center, and the homes of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Betsy Ross.

Know before you go:
  • Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes
  • Light refreshments are included along the way
  • This tour is about 75-minutes from start to end
  • Meeting point to start the tour is at the Philadelphia Visitor’s Center, 6th & Market Streets
The Philadelphia Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes Independence Tour tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

Present your pass outside, in front of the front doors facing 6th and Market and look for the person wearing a Bow Tie.


Reservations are required from September 1st - May 31st. Tours are available on a walk-up basis beginning June 1st.


Tours depart at 12pm and 2pm daily. Call for seasonal hours. Tours are weather dependent.


Philadelphia Visitor's Center
6th & Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA

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