Fun Tours In Philadelphia
Welcome to Founding Footsteps Tours! Our unique Philadelphia tours bring American history to life. Join us on a journey through historic Philadelphia. You'll see the sights and hear the stories as you walk in the footsteps of our founding fathers. We guarantee you'll have a whole lot of fun doing it!
For visitors as well as locals, we offer tours in Philadelphia with a unique twist. Join one of our trolley tours where it's always BYOB. Our Stand Up & Drink Tour includes a live comedy show. Take our Beer & Band tour with live music and stops at local breweries and beer gardens.
Looking for something new? Check out our food and history tour. We'll take you through Reading Terminal Market, the historic Old City, the Italian Market, and a few surprise stops. BYOB to drink on board the trolley, with stops to sample iconic food like cheesesteaks and pizza. Or check out our Bad Things Happen In Philly tour and hear about the most disturbing murders and misdeeds from the site where it all happened.
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School Tours for Students
At Founding Footsteps, we take pride in creating tours that are not only educational, but also immersive and captivating for students. Our tours are thoughtfully designed to bring Philadelphia's fascinating history and rich culture to life, providing students with an interactive learning experience that goes beyond the walls of the classroom.
We believe that learning should be engaging and memorable, and our tours are crafted with this principle in mind. We strive to make history come alive for students by incorporating interactive elements and engaging storytelling throughout our tours. By doing so, we hope to instill a lifelong appreciation for history and culture in our young learners.
We understand that budget constraints can be a major concern when planning school trips. That's why we offer competitive pricing options, making our tours accessible to as many students as possible. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to learn and explore outside of the classroom, and we aim to make that possible by providing affordable and high-quality tours.
At the heart of everything we do is our passion for education and our commitment to providing students with an unforgettable experience. We take great care in creating tours that are not only informative, but also engaging and fun. We believe that learning should be an adventure, and we invite students to join us on a journey through Philadelphia's vibrant history and culture.
Historically Hilarious BYOB Tours of Philadelphia
An entertaining, comedic story-telling adventure through Philadelphia, covering the city's major attractions. Tours run an hour and 45 minutes. 21+ to drink.
Old City Historic Walking Tour
Explore historic Philadelphia on this walking tour of the Old City District, a quick and convenient introduction for first-time visitors. See Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Ben Franklin Post Office, Carpenters’ Hall, and more. Then wander down Elfreth’s Alley, the nation’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Plus, choose from multiple departure times to suit your needs. Our storytelling guide will cover famous historic moments in American history as well as the history that you won't see in textbooks!
Our Old City Historic Walking Tour can also be booked as a private tour!
All of our private tours are fully customizable.
Kick off your corporate event with a hilarious tour of Philadelphia on a trolley stocked with local foods and beers. Call on us to escort your bachelor or bachelorette party around the city while being entertained by live musicians or stand-up comedians. Have your wedding party arrive at the ceremony or reception in style on one of our historic trolleys.
Bad Things Happen In Philly
Hear chilling stories of the most heinous murders committed in Philadelphia. This BYOB tour is 21+ and contains graphic and disturbing content.
Private weddings trolley tours can be a unique and special way to celebrate your wedding day. Here are some reasons why you may want to consider a trolley tour for your wedding:
• Convenient transportation: Trolleys offer a convenient way to transport your wedding party and guests to different locations, without the hassle of driving or navigating unfamiliar streets.
• Unique experience: A trolley tour can provide a unique and memorable experience for your wedding guests, and is a great way to show off the city or local area to out-of-towners.
• Photo opportunities: Trolleys can provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos, and offer a chance to capture memorable moments from your special day.
• Customizable tours: Trolley tours can be customized to suit the specific needs and interests of your wedding party, ensuring that everyone has a fun and enjoyable experience.
• Professional driver: Our professional drivers are knowledgeable and experienced, providing a safe and reliable way to transport you and your guests.
Overall, a private wedding trolley tour can be a fun and unique way to celebrate your special day, providing a convenient and memorable way to transport you and your guests. We love weddings and we love to be apart of your special day. Founding Footsteps would love the opportunity to provide transportation for your loved ones to your special occasion.
We are currently placing packages together now for 2023. If you are interested in learning more, please email us at email@example.com.
Beer & Band Tour
A brewery tour of Philadelphia with live music on our BYOB trolley.
Stand-Up & Drink
You drink, we drive! Take our BYOB trolley on a tour of the city while Philly's best comics keep you entertained along the way.
Why choose us?
Philadelphia Tours With Good Storytelling And Bad Jokes
We are a socially conscious company providing walking tours and bus tours onboard Philly's only BYOB trolley. Our knowledgeable local guides are passionate about sharing history through great stories, bad jokes, and cold beer. We are not another boring tour company, and we don't believe in conducting boring tours! Join a scheduled tour, or call us to customize a private tour. Let's explore the history, the grit, and the entrepreneurial spirit of Philadelphia together.
Actual Historian Guide
Our tour guides are not only extremely knowledgeable about the city's history but also have a talent for entertaining and captivating their audience. Their passion for Philadelphia and its rich cultural heritage shines through, adding a personal touch to the tour, and making it all the more enjoyable for participants. With their expert guidance and engaging storytelling, the tour becomes a truly immersive experience, leaving visitors with a deeper appreciation for the city's past and present.
Voted #1 Sightseeing Tour in Philadelphia on TripAdvisor
Visitors have consistently praised the tour's top-rated quality and highly recommended it to others. The high reviews are a testament to the tour's exceptional service, which includes knowledgeable and engaging tour guides who bring Philadelphia's rich history and culture to life. Participants have also appreciated the tour's attention to detail and excellent customer service, making for a memorable and enjoyable experience. Overall, the tour has earned a reputation as one of the best ways to explore Philadelphia's top attractions and hidden gems and is a must-do activity for any traveler to the city.
We not only provide an excellent opportunity for visitors to explore the city's history and culture but also gives back to the community through its charitable donations. By donating a portion of its earnings to various organizations, the tour supports important causes that help improve the lives of others. This commitment to community service is just one of the reasons why participants can feel good about their purchase, knowing that they are contributing to the betterment of society. By choosing to take the tour, visitors can enjoy an unforgettable experience while also making a positive impact on the local community. This reflects the tour's commitment to social responsibility and dedication to creating a better Philadelphia.
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Visit The Only UNESCO World Heritage City In The US
In November 2015, Philadelphia received a high honor as the first UNESCO World Heritage City in the US. The city received this designation because of its many historical landmarks, cultural sights, and buildings. The most noteworthy is Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed.
Philadelphia's most famous founding father is Benjamin Franklin, a man of many great distinctions. Although he had little formal education, he became an author, publisher, scientist, inventor, diplomat, and statesman. As an entrepreneur, he began a successful printing business and published his annual “Poor Richard’s Almanack”. The same entrepreneurial spirit continues in the city today.
Frequently asked questions
All of our tours, except our "Philly Phables" walking tour, are BYOB. We encourage that you bring your own bevarages, drink responsibly and have fun!
Starting and ending location varies depending on the tour. Please check the tour pages on our website for more details.
Yes! All of our tours can be turned into a completely customizable event for you and your group. Our connections to local bars, our excellent tour guides and talended musicians all go hand-in-hand with creating a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
Our tours last anywhere from 90 minutes to three hours depending on the tour. Please check the tour pages on our website for more details.
School Tours for the Kids
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We Do Weddings
We love weddings and we love to be apart of your special day. Founding Footsteps would love the opportunity to provide transportation for your loved ones to your special occasion. We are currently placing packages together now for 2023.…
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