Colonial Philadelphia Tour: Old City In Context

Enrich your understanding of Colonial Philadelphia during the dawn of the American Revolution
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About the Tour
Private Tour
$ 380
Semi-Private Tour
$ 85 /PP
History, Orientation
3 hours
Photos & Highlights
  • Get the full picture of Philadelphia through social, architectural, and political lenses including insider tips along the way
  • Led by a local historian
  • St. Peter's Church, Christ Church, Powel House, and Independence Mall
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41 Reviews
John was wonderful. My companion and I were both very familiar with Philadelphia while the third in our group was not. He was able to keep the content engaging and insightful for both audiences, moved with the flow of conversation, and had answers to all the questions we threw at him. For locals and tourists alike, I would highly recommend this tour!
Justina pitched perfectly for our family of 4: the children (aged 9 and 6) were a bit tired/jet-lagged and Justina did so much to engage them and keep them interested. And - as any parent will know - if the children are interested, the parents will enjoy the experience so much more too. She kept up the fun facts and anecdotes throughout the whole tour. It was a good day - I’m not sure it would have gone so smoothly if the weather had been wet. But then again, I’m confident Justina would have had some great ideas up her sleeve. There was a slight issue with our meeting point (which didn’t actially affect us, but could have done), as google maps seemed to be throwing up 2 alternative locations for the meeting point (City Tavern). Justina was aware and was letting Context know in any case.
Although there was a plan Joella was always improvising giving more in depth detail and seeking opportunities to see places not originally planned. Thoroughly enjoyed this well worth the ticket price. Joelle is very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant. Joelle made our one day in Philadelphia very enjoyable. We came mostly to get a true sense of colonial America and we got it in spades.