Philadelphia Private Tours  and Philadelphia Small Group Tours

Philadelphia Private and Small Group Guided Tours

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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.

Philadelphia Private Tours and Philadelphia Small Group Tours

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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So worth it. We learned so much.
Justina was AMAZING!! She took two grumpy, hungry children, engaged them in meaningful ways. She had them thinking like city planners, scientists, and historians by the end of the tour. She flexed with our needs too, which was greatly appreciated!!
This was my first live walking tour with Context Learning after hearing about them during the pandemic and many, many zoom seminars and courses. It was great to get out and really visit an historical site. This weekend tour was wonderful, full of history, included behind-the-scenes visits, provided excellent dining choices within walking distance, was a compact group for the conduct of the tour, and had excellent and knowledgeable guides: Richard Bell and John Bright. Both historians added their unique views and experiences and team-taught seamlessly. Both fostered camaraderie among the participants. I learned so much to augment my pre-tour research. I would like to return to Philadelphia again to visit other sites not on our tour to further my knowledge.