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Philadelphia: Historic Self-Guided Tour with GPS & Audio

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Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Philadelphia: Historic Self-Guided Tour with GPS & Audio

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 8 per person

Visit the iconic landmarks of Philadelphia with this self-guided tour. Walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes, relive the fight for American Independence, and see the famous Liberty Bell.

About this activity

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Valid 365 days
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in Philadelphia’s colonial history as you drive past landmarks
  • Explore Philadelphia, home to George Washington and other Founding Fathers
  • Discover Independence Hall, the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence
  • Learn about the Revolutionary War and the significance of the Liberty Bell
  • Listen to the descriptions of the city as curated by creative writers
Full description

Journey back in time to historic Philadelphia to the days of George Washington. Follow this self-guided tour that has been developed by local guides and narrated by professional voice artists. Make stops along the tour to hike, visit historic homes, and marvel at waterfall views.

 

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one.

Begin at the City Hall and make your way to the historic district while exploring the catalysts of the war. At the famous Independence Hall, dive into the Declaration of Independence’s drafting, debating, and signing.

 

From there, explore George Washington’s legacy as a politician, general, and president. This leads to the iconic Liberty Bell and the history behind its famous crack and its status as an abolitionist symbol.

 

Then explore the lives, museums, and homes of revolutionary figures like Ben Franklin, Benedict Arnold, Thomas Jefferson, and Crispus Attacus. Continue your journey past the famous African American Museum, Franklin Square, National Constitution Center, and the Mint.

 

At the historic Betsy Ross House, see the birthplace of the American flag, and in picturesque Elfreth’s Alley, step back into a quaint, cobblestoned era. Finally, pass George Washington’s church and finish at the Museum of American Revolution.

Includes
  • Mission: Join us to explore the world and its stories. Let us start with this area.
  • Discover at your own pace using a mobile app.
  • An audio guide, map, and tour book - all in one app on your phone.
  • A link to download the Action Tour Guide app. Password for your tours.
  • Easy to use - auto-play based on your GPS location. Hands-free.
  • Live Offline GPS map- works without a cell signal. Gives stop-by-stop directions.
  • All-day support line: Call, Chat, or Email.
  • Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, and professionally narrated audio.
  • Visit key & hidden points. Enrich your experience with historical images/videos/text.
  • Start when there is less crowd, stop to take pictures, break for hikes, or go for lunch.
  • Valid for life - Listen to it before, during, and after the tour. Use it on multiple days.
  • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks.
  • National Park/attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations.

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at Philadelphia City Hall, 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Downloaded app
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app with a map, audio stories, and a guide.
  • Buy one tour per couple. Use a phone speaker or share the headsets.
  • The app offers a full itinerary, tips, professional audio stories, scripts, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, hikes, and offline directions.
  • Flexible Schedule: Use it on any day and at any time- over multiple days.
  • Use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Go at your own pace.
  • It auto starts based on you reaching the starting point GPS.
  • All stories play based on your GPS location. Requires no buttons to press.
  • Get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day long.
Customer reviews

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Never received what I was expecting and never got a guided tour from this company!

April 27, 2022

May 30, 2022

Product ID: 415897