Colonial history meets an authentic urban vibe in Philadelphia, a former Quaker enclave that grew into the most important city in Colonial America.
While Philadelphia may be best known for Ben Franklin and cheesesteaks, there's a host of other history to unearth here—immigrant cuisine, Gilded Age architecture, America's first medical school, and the acclaimed impressionist and post-impressionist artworks of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Explore the wonders of Philadelphia with Context's private and small group guided tours.
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With an array of scholars and experts working for Context in Philadelphia, our private and small group guided tours here cover a wide range of topics. One of our favorite eclectic tours is the "Hammer to the Head" History of Medicine Tour of Philadelphia. Did you know that medical history in the New World was made here? From the sordid details of early medical experiments, to advancements that saved lives worldwide, to a trip into the Mütter Museum, a former physician's college that now holds medical oddities, this private tour examines medical history with an intellectually curious bent. We also recommend nerding out on one of America's best art museums on our Philadelphia Museum of Art Tour. And when we're hungry? We head down to the Italian Market for our Philadelphia Food Tour, which looks not only at the legacy of Italian-Americans in the Italian Market, but newer culinary entrants like pho, tacos, and more.
What Context Philadelphia Travelers Say
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John was fantastic! Enthusiastic, very knowledgeable and a great sense of humour. We have now been on 7 Context
Tours in Europe and North American John is one of the best guides so far.
The subject matter was quite interesting, this was far
More than a tour of Philly, it did a deep dive into Philadelphia’s role I. The formation of the foundation of the United States.
Nov. 15, 2019
Joella was fantastic (extremely knowledgeable and and friendly)
Oct. 29, 2019
Everything about the tour was perfect John met us early. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We love the tour and would highly recommend. After the tour we mentioned that we would enjoy a Philadelphia cheese steak. He went above and beyond by walking us to his favorite restaurant.