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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Joella was flexible to the needs and interests of our family while on the tour and very knowledgeable. We appreciate and enjoyed her so much.
Jul. 20, 2021
John was a fantastic, knowledgeable, patient, friendly tour guide, who catered to a quasi-Philly native and a first-timer with ease. Would definitely recommend to friends
Jun. 15, 2021
Tim was an excellent guide and really engaged with our 8 and 10 year old grandsons. He even improvised and included a scavenger hunt activity, which they loved!!