Historical Activities and Tours of Philadelphia

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or you consider Philadelphia a second home, there’s always something new to see and do. Guided tours are a fabulous way to get oriented, learn more about history and get a feel for local color. Tour operators in the city abound, so feel free to explore the options.

The ’76 Carriage Company offers romantic horse-drawn carriage tours through the tree-lined streets of the city and past monuments like Independence National Historic Park, Society Hill and the Old City. Learn more about history on a tour from the Once Upon A Nation, where you’ll enjoy interactive experiences with costumed docents and a nighttime visit to Independence Hall.

Families can get into the action on the famous amphibious Duck Tours. Explore top attractions in the historic district and museum district by land then splash into the Delaware River for a fun trip to the Battleship New Jersey and Penn’s Landing.

The Philly by Night tours offers nightly bus tours of the city, taking guests to popular landmarks and attractions like South Street, Chinatown, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Penn’s Landing, and the Liberty Bell. Looking for something a little different? Then join one of the Tippler’s Tours, where you’ll follow guides through the Old City, stopping at local taverns (old and new) for beers, cocktails and snacks.

Stay at The Rittenhouse and you’ll stay in the center of all the action. Our award-winning luxury hotel sets you in the hub of everything Philadelphia City Center has to offer, from interesting museums and important landmarks to fun family attractions and romantic fine dining.