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Sights, Sweets & Stories in Old City

Philadelphia, United States

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Experience hosted by Maria

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Philadelphia is a city where the past seems to leap out of history books to walk right alongside you as you explore. That is especially true in Old City and along the nation's Most Historic Mile where colorful sights and poignant landmarks are part of the landscape. Come along to meander charming side streets. Come discover the bigger-than-life figures who once lived along them. Highlights will include Elfreth's Alley, The Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, Carpenter's Hall and sweet shops that will delight you with local flavors and stories all their own. By the time we reach our last stop, Independance Hall, you'll feel right at home in the historic yet modern day neighborhood known as Old City.

Prefer a different time of day or a different date than those listed here? Please do message me - I may be able to host your experience at your preferred time and date.

Other things to note

Our meet spot, the very popular Ole Cafe, is easy to reach and to find - its just a few blocks from the Philadelphia Visitors Center. If you are traveling by public transportation please take Patco SpeedLine or SEPTA to 8th and Market Street.
Philadelphia is a city where the past seems to leap out of history books to walk right alongside you as you explore. That is especially true in Old City and along the nation's Most Historic Mile where colorful sights and poignant landmarks are part of the landscape. Come along to meander charming side streets. Come discover the bigger-than-life figures who once lived along them. Highlights will include Elfreth's Alley, The Betsy Ross House, Chris…

Maria's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Fri, 29 Jan
12:00 - 13:30
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Fri, 29 Jan
14:00 - 15:30
£22 per person
£22 per person
Sat, 30 Jan
11:00 - 12:30
£22 per person
£22 per person

Meet your host, Maria

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 3 Reviews
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Seeing visitors' eyes light up at the sight of all that is amazing about Philadelphia is a real joy to witness and an experience I love creating for my guests. I'm a Licensed Washington, DC and NYC Sightseeing Guide who is Certified here in Philadelphia by TripSchool, an organization committed to excellence. I love sharing the history, stories, quirks, beauty and larger-than-life aspects of this amazing city. I've traveled all over the world as a writer and educator and Philadelphia is one of the cities my heart calls home. Ready to explore, discover & taste the sweet side of Philly? Let's go! Prefer a tour customized to your interests beyond the Historic Mile? Let’s do! Happy to guide your group or family in Spanish if you prefer! See reviews of my Airbnb walks at: Live a Day in the Life of NYC & Walk the Ben Franklin Bridge.
Seeing visitors' eyes light up at the sight of all that is amazing about Philadelphia is a real joy to witness and an experience I love creating for my guests. I'm a Licensed Washington, DC and NYC Sightseeing Guide who is Certified here in Philadelphia by TripSchool, an organization committed to excellence. I love sharing the history, stories, quirks, beauty and larger-than-life aspects of this amazing city. I've traveled all over the world as a writer and educator and Philadelphia is one of…
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Where you'll be

We will be walking within what is considered the nation's most historic mile and district, stopping for an up close look in unique places (lobbies, restaurants, lesser known landmarks) that many visitors miss as they hurry past on the way to see the major historic landmarks and attractions.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Seon
September 2020
Maria is an expert of Philadelphia, especially the old city area. I got to know lots of knowledge on this city. The sweets were also nice.
Michael
September 2020
Maria is AWESOME. You should do this tour, you won’t be disappointed! Good stories, good locations, and Maria is uniquely creative and buoyant with her conversation. She knows how to think outside of the box, and that’s what counts!
Michael
September 2020
Oops! How did I get to write a second review?! Was she that good...? (Yes she was, but this is a duplicate).

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Please where comfortable walking shoes.

Please bring sun protection or rain gear to be comfortable in the day's weather.