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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We had a wonderful morning with Tish. She was extremely knowledgeable and did an excellent job in engaging my 5 grandchildren - ages 6-14- in a conversation about the history of Philadelphia.
Apr. 8, 2023
just what we wanted; very educational
Mar. 18, 2023
Reid was FANTASTIC! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent exploring and learning about Philadelphia history and architecture with Reid as our guide. We started at Elfreth's Alley, which set the tone for and was a perfect introduction to the history and architectural styles and details we continued to see throughout the tour. Reid's breadth of knowledge was only matched by his vivid story telling, which really made the tour come alive for us - learning about the stories within the walls! We highly recommend Reid as a tour guide - don't hesitate to book!