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African-American History Walking Tour

Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
$35.00
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Overview
The tour will commence at the Independence Visitor's Center with an introduction to the topic of Black History during the colonial period. You will hear about the role that Black Americans played in the founding of the nation. The group will continue to the President’s House and hear about the 9 enslaved people who were held there. The group will hear about Martha Washington's handmaid who ran away to escape slavery.

The next stop is Congo Square where people of African descent held celebrations. It is also a potter's field where free and enslaved Africans are still buried to this day. The next stop is Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

You will hear about the liberation of a woman whose slave owner attempted to abduct her back into slavery and the trial of her rescuers.

You will also see the traditional sites of Independence Hall, liberty bell, Congress Hall, and much more
The Black Journey: An African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 2 hours
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants. Bookings can not be made for the same day. Please read our TnC’s.

When giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience during a booking process. Otherwise, you can choose one after checkout and voucher redemption.
  • In-Person Guide
  • Gratuities
Meeting point
Please meet the guide holding a "Black Journey Tour" sign outside of the Market Street entrance in front of the Independence Visitors Center.
  • Congress Hall Old City Hall First U.S. Supreme Court Building American Philosophical Society Museum Library Hall Thomas Jefferson Garden First Bank of U.S. Second Bank of U.S. Carpenter's Hall Independence Square Washington Square Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier Bicentennial Moon Tree John Todd House Bishop White House Dock Creek Merchant's Exchange City Tavern Guided tour will also identify the former locations for a number of historical locations of importance including: Philadelphia Prison Site Benjamin Rush House Site Quaker Meeting House Site Quaker School Site (pass by)
  • The President's House
    This is the house where the first two president's lived as well as 9 enslaved individuals.
  • This is the bell that sat atop of Independence Hall. It was a symbol for the abolition movement. (pass by)
  • Join the Black Journey to hear the significant to Black history on the tour! (pass by)
  • Washington Square
    Join the Black Journey to hear the significant to Black history on the tour!
  • Join the Black Journey to hear the significant to Black history on the tour! (pass by)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • This experience requires good weather.
    If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers.
    If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met,
    you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

    African-American History Walking Tour

    Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    $35.00
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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