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Length: Two (2) Hours

Weekday Tickets: $25 per person

Weekend Tickets: $29 per person

Weekday Private Tour: $360 (up to 15 riders)

Weekend Private Tour: $375 (up to 15 riders)

Starting Point:
Silence Dogood's Tavern
216 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Follow In His Footsteps While Enjoying A Pedal Tour

Who doesn’t want to hang out with Ben Franklin when in Philly? Join Ben Franklin himself on this unique pedicycle tour. Ben will retrace the footsteps of his fellow patriots during the founding of our nation. Highlights include Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and Carpenters’ Hall – where the Continental Congress met to discuss its grievances with England.

Born in Boston in 1706, Benjamin Franklin helped to draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and he negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War. His scientific pursuits included investigations into electricity, mathematics and mapmaking. A printer and writer known for his wit and wisdom, Franklin was a polymath who published Poor Richard’s Almanac, invented bifocal glasses and organized the first successful American lending library.

Nobody Knows Philadelphia More Than Ben Franklin

Along the way, you will see Christ Church, where Ben Franklin and our Founding Fathers worshipped, the Betsy Ross House, where the first flag was made, and the Christ Church Burial Ground, the final resting place of Ben Franklin and many historic leaders. Also, you’ll learn about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, worldwide symbols of freedom and justice.

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Option #2: Historic Square Mile

The Best Tour Of Philadelphia’s Historic Square Mile

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Quick Facts

Length: Two (2) Hours

Weekday Tickets: $25 per person

Weekend Tickets: $29 per person

Weekday Private Tour: $300-$375 (up to 15 riders)

Starting Point:
Silence Dogood's Tavern
216 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Learn About Philly While Enjoying A Pedal Tour

Philadelphia is where the American Dream was founded. It’s where courageous visionaries crafted the model for modern-day democracy that inspires people globally to embrace the power of their individuality.

Our Historic Square Mile tour of Old City Philadelphia via pedicycle features iconic places such as Independence Hall and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that changed the world when the fathers of our nation used the location to debate and adopt both the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. There are three (3) “stop and explore points” with more in-depth info on each:

  • Carpenters’ Hall
  • Christ Church
  • Elfreth’s Alley

Two Hours Of Pedaling And Historic Exploration!

Within that square mile, visitors also will see:

  • The Liberty Bell, a symbol of freedom that predates our nation’s birth. Myth holds it sustained its trademark crack when it was rung to announce the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
  • The President's House, where both George Washington and John Adams spent most of their presidencies before the White House was built in Washington, D.C.
  • The National Constitution Center, an interactive museum dedicated to the document on which our nation was founded, and the impact different interpretations of the document have had on the nation and world since it was adopted in 1789.
  • Carpenters’ Hall, the meeting place of the First Continental Congress in 1774. The seeds of the American Revolution were planted here when delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies agreed to boycott British imports.
  • Franklin Court, the home of the statesman, author, printer, inventor, postmaster, activist and more. The building also is the nation’s first post office.
  • And many more sites.

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Option#3: History & Beer Adventure

Explore A Unique History Tour Of Philadelphia

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Quick Facts

Length: Two (2) Hours

Weekday Tickets: $25 per person

Weekend Tickets: $29 per person

Weekday Private Tour: $300-$375 (up to 15 riders)

Starting Point:
Silence Dogood's Tavern
216 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Beer Makes History Better!

Explore some of Philadelphia’s most important historic sites and visit two historically themed pubs during our two-hour "History & Beer Adventure": McGillin's Olde Ale House (Philly's oldest continuously operated pub!) and Silence Dogood's Tavern, named after our favorite founding father, Benjamin Franklin. On the way there and back, be amazed by our tour guides, who tell tons of unique stories about Philly.

When William Penn arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 there were already taverns in what was soon to become his new "green country town" – Philadelphia. Lacking buildings, some taverns were dug into the caves that lined the Delaware River. History records that Penn’s boat anchored right next to The Blue Anchor, a transplanted Irish pub that had been reassembled on the dock. It’s easy to conclude that Philadelphia’s earliest settlers were hearty drinkers, but there was a reason for this madness. Water, for the most part, was undrinkable! By the time of the War for Independence it is said that Philadelphia had a tavern for every 25 men and, along with Boston, more taverns than anywhere in the English-speaking world.

A Philadelphia History Tour With A Few Beers

One hundred years ago, Philadelphia was known as the greatest brewing city in the Western Hemisphere. Today, Philadelphia-area microbreweries are reclaiming the region’s reputation by brewing some of the world’s best beer. Local pubs are specializing in serving locally made brews.

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