The Colonial Cheesesteak Tour
A Tour of the Birthplace of the United States and the Philadelphia Cheesesteak
Walk with us on this free walking tour, Philadelphia’s finest, and you’ll be walking in the footsteps of men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the convicts that carried Ben Franklin to and from the Constitutional Convention at Independence Hall. No joke. You’ll see the Liberty Bell and learn the very many different kinds of liberty it’s stood for over the years. You’ll learn what really happened on the Fourth of July. And you’ll learn how my mom almost poisoned a Flyer back in ‘74.
We’ll take you through Philadelphia from its Quaker beginnings to the days of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, but we won’t stop there. On this free walking tour Philadelphia comes alive. Philadelphia is historic but it’s not a museum piece, and same old streets that Washington paraded down are now some of its most exciting neighborhoods. Come see the city’s grand old colonial brickwork alongside its contemporary murals, mosaics, and yes, culinary delights.
Colonial Cheesesteak Tour
Neighborhoods: Old City, Independence National Historical Park
Start Place: Out front of Benjamin’s Best at 401 Chestnut Street
Start Time: Varies. Check schedule below.
End Place: starting point
Total Distance: 1.5 miles
Total Time: approximately 90 minutes