Best tours in Philadelphia

Check out the top tours in Philadelphia, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Pat's King of Steaks
1. Pat's King of Steaks
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56 local reviews
1237 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia
+1 215-468-1546
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Rob
The original cheesesteak shop. Touristy, but obligatory.
Kate
Tourist trap, but a must see for some visitors
Rich
Philly's original cheesesteak shop, open 24/7. There are better steaks, but no better scene.
1. Pat's King of Steaks
1. Pat's King of Steaks
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56 local reviews
1237 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia
+1 215-468-1546
Rob
Rob
The original cheesesteak shop. Touristy, but obligatory.
Kate
Kate
Tourist trap, but a must see for some visitors
Rich
Rich
Philly's original cheesesteak shop, open 24/7. There are better steaks, but no better scene.
2. Frankford Hall
2. Frankford Hall
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67 local reviews
1210 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-634-3338
BarRestaurantFood
Jennifer
Touristy Beer Garden, very cool hangout
Owen & Sarah
Fun, eclectic bar with great appetizers, specialty burgers, desserts and an impressive list of American, Germa…
Juan
Biergarten and German food. A Fishtown staple that is for everyone. We go there all the time with or without…
2. Frankford Hall
2. Frankford Hall
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67 local reviews
1210 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-634-3338
Jennifer
Jennifer
Touristy Beer Garden, very cool hangout
Owen & Sarah
Owen & Sarah
Fun, eclectic bar with great appetizers, specialty burgers, desserts and an impressive list of American, German, and Specialty draft beers a…
Juan
Juan
Biergarten and German food. A Fishtown staple that is for everyone. We go there all the time with or without kids, rain or shine and all y…
3. Old City
3. Old City
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20 local reviews
Old City, Philadelphia
NeighborhoodPolitical
Ebonye
Can see the liberty bell and other historic sites. Close to Penn's Landing, great food, and not far from shopp…
william
It's a historic park and offers plenty of historical tourist attractions.
Melissa
The birthplace of American independence, this now modern neighborhood is best known for its major Colonial-era…
3. Old City
3. Old City
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20 local reviews
Old City, Philadelphia
Ebonye
Ebonye
Can see the liberty bell and other historic sites. Close to Penn's Landing, great food, and not far from shopping area. Horse and Carriage r…
william
william
It's a historic park and offers plenty of historical tourist attractions.
Melissa
Melissa
The birthplace of American independence, this now modern neighborhood is best known for its major Colonial-era sites. Stroll around, bike ar…
4. Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
4. Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
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4 local reviews
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore
(610) 328-8025
Establishment
OLIVIA
Walk to this beautiful campus. Take a campus tour. Worth your while. A jewel of a school. Read about this …
Susan
Entire campus is an arboretum and open for touring/viewing - great place to take a walk. Excellent research l…
Susan
Entire campus is an arboretum and open for touring/viewing - great place to take a walk. Excellent research l…
4. Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
4. Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
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4 local reviews
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore
(610) 328-8025
OLIVIA
OLIVIA
Walk to this beautiful campus. Take a campus tour. Worth your while. A jewel of a school. Read about this great college before you visit…
Susan
Susan
Entire campus is an arboretum and open for touring/viewing - great place to take a walk. Excellent research library, variety of lectures an…
Susan
Susan
Entire campus is an arboretum and open for touring/viewing - great place to take a walk. Excellent research library, variety of lectures an…
5. Fairmount
5. Fairmount
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38 local reviews
Fairmount, Philadelphia
NeighborhoodPolitical
Ebonye
Beautiful Exhibits, Rocky Steps (Tourist Attraction), Live entertainment on certain nights and during various …
Diana
Art Museum isn't that far of a drive, and Boathouse row which is right there downtown is a great tourist attra…
John & Allyson
The famed museum for great art, but also for Rocky's run up the stairs. Visit the statue of him out front, pos…
5. Fairmount
5. Fairmount
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38 local reviews
Fairmount, Philadelphia
Ebonye
Ebonye
Beautiful Exhibits, Rocky Steps (Tourist Attraction), Live entertainment on certain nights and during various seasons.
Diana
Diana
Art Museum isn't that far of a drive, and Boathouse row which is right there downtown is a great tourist attraction!
John & Allyson
John & Allyson
The famed museum for great art, but also for Rocky's run up the stairs. Visit the statue of him out front, pose and get a picture. Be sure t…
6. Eastern State Penitentiary
6. Eastern State Penitentiary
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75 local reviews
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-236-3300
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Germaine
It's supposed to be very cool according to several guests I've had. I've only walked around it, but evidently…
Kati
Highly recommend! (We recommend the self-guided walking tour narrated by Steve Buscemi!) Eastern State Penite…
Suzanne
Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in rui…
6. Eastern State Penitentiary
6. Eastern State Penitentiary
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75 local reviews
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-236-3300
Germaine
Germaine
It's supposed to be very cool according to several guests I've had. I've only walked around it, but evidently there are fascinating tours!…
Kati
Kati
Highly recommend! (We recommend the self-guided walking tour narrated by Steve Buscemi!) Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once …
Suzanne
Suzanne
Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbli…
7. Philadelphia Museum of Art
7. Philadelphia Museum of Art
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179 local reviews
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-763-8100
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Omar
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an art museum originally chartered in 1876 for the Centennial Exposition in …
Joshua
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is great. There is wonderful art inside and across the street at the Perelman. …
Darius
The neighborhood takes its name from this museum! Contains a good general collection has a schedule of specif…
7. Philadelphia Museum of Art
7. Philadelphia Museum of Art
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179 local reviews
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-763-8100
Omar
Omar
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an art museum originally chartered in 1876 for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Iconic stairs fr…
Joshua
Joshua
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is great. There is wonderful art inside and across the street at the Perelman. There is also beautiful are ou…
Darius
Darius
The neighborhood takes its name from this museum! Contains a good general collection has a schedule of specific exhibits (check the website…
8. Betsy Ross House
8. Betsy Ross House
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24 local reviews
239 Arch Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-686-1252
MuseumStorePoint of interest
Marco & Kristin
Tour the house and learn about Betsy’s many contributions to the American Revolution which included creating A…
Jonathan
Interesting little slice of history. Scavenger hunt while you tour.
Jessica
The Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American flag, is alive with the sights and sounds of the 18th ce…
8. Betsy Ross House
8. Betsy Ross House
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24 local reviews
239 Arch Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-686-1252
Marco & Kristin
Marco & Kristin
Tour the house and learn about Betsy’s many contributions to the American Revolution which included creating America’s first flag.
Jonathan
Jonathan
Interesting little slice of history. Scavenger hunt while you tour.
Jessica
Jessica
The Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American flag, is alive with the sights and sounds of the 18th century. Tour the house and then…
9. Philadelphia City Hall
9. Philadelphia City Hall
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57 local reviews
1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-686-1776
City hallLocal government officePoint of interest
Joshua
Take a tour and go to under William Penn's feet at the top of the building. Or just go hang out in the courtya…
Darius
City Hall is the world's tallest masonry building and basically serves as the geographic center of the city (a…
Eric Clay
Take a tour of this landmark building (M - F), and then schedule the elevator trip to the 360' observation dec…
9. Philadelphia City Hall
9. Philadelphia City Hall
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57 local reviews
1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-686-1776
Joshua
Joshua
Take a tour and go to under William Penn's feet at the top of the building. Or just go hang out in the courtyard where it's quiet. Of course…
Darius
Darius
City Hall is the world's tallest masonry building and basically serves as the geographic center of the city (at the intersection of Broad an…
Eric Clay
Eric Clay
Take a tour of this landmark building (M - F), and then schedule the elevator trip to the 360' observation deck at the very top. Get there e…
10. Philadelphia Brewing Co
10. Philadelphia Brewing Co
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14 local reviews
2440 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-427-2739
BarLiquor storeRestaurant
Michael
A craft brewery located in East Kensington. Cases of beer are available for purchase daily. Tours are availabl…
Sari
This local brewing company does tours and tastings on Saturday. Sample up to 4 beers for free and get tipsy on…
Chris & Darlene
On Saturdays you can get a free tour and if you have the endurance and are of age you can try every one of the…
10. Philadelphia Brewing Co
10. Philadelphia Brewing Co
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14 local reviews
2440 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-427-2739
Michael
Michael
A craft brewery located in East Kensington. Cases of beer are available for purchase daily. Tours are available on Saturdays from 12pm-3pm.
Sari
Sari
This local brewing company does tours and tastings on Saturday. Sample up to 4 beers for free and get tipsy on the cheap.
Chris & Darlene
Chris & Darlene
On Saturdays you can get a free tour and if you have the endurance and are of age you can try every one of their beers on tap or in bottle a…
11. National Constitution Center
11. National Constitution Center
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29 local reviews
525 Arch Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-409-6600
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Gina
This is the only museum dedicated to the US Constitution. Enjoy an interactive exhibit. Finish the tour by ta…
Chrissy
A good tourist thing to do. :)
Wesley
Great explanations of the documents that made us the country we are today.
11. National Constitution Center
11. National Constitution Center
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29 local reviews
525 Arch Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-409-6600
Gina
Gina
This is the only museum dedicated to the US Constitution. Enjoy an interactive exhibit. Finish the tour by taking a selfie with your favori…
Chrissy
Chrissy
A good tourist thing to do. :)
Wesley
Wesley
Great explanations of the documents that made us the country we are today.
12. Italian Market Visitor Center
12. Italian Market Visitor Center
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87 local reviews
919 South 9th Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-278-2903
Travel agencyPoint of interestEstablishment
Jarrett
Italian Market is an area with produce stalls, small restaurants, other shops. The visitor's center is a good…
Nick
Oldest open air fresh market open 7 days a week. This section of the city is a haven for locals and tourists …
Susan  And Steve
Great to explore and sample. Old as Philly, where "Rocky" ran through!
12. Italian Market Visitor Center
12. Italian Market Visitor Center
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87 local reviews
919 South 9th Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-278-2903
Jarrett
Jarrett
Italian Market is an area with produce stalls, small restaurants, other shops. The visitor's center is a good starting spot with maps, and …
Nick
Nick
Oldest open air fresh market open 7 days a week. This section of the city is a haven for locals and tourists alike. Many small Eateries an…
Susan  And Steve
Susan And Steve
Great to explore and sample. Old as Philly, where "Rocky" ran through!