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Where Every Day is Independence Day!™

Follow in the Founding Fathers’ footsteps with The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia. The Constitutional is Philadelphia’s quintessential visitor experience and has been consistently ranked as one of Philadelphia’s Top 25 Tourist Attractions by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The Constitutional takes visitors on a walking journey through America's Most Historic Square Mile, the birthplace of our nation – “Where Every Day is Independence Day!”™ Step back in time to see where The Declaration of Independence and The United States Constitution were created and take in the Colonial dressed characters along your way. For more information, please visit www.TheConstitutional.com.

Something for Everyone

Whether you want to take a free self-guided tour, or a guided tour with a lively guide, or even tour the town with your iPod in tow, The Constitutional has something for everyone. The lastest tour offering is The Constitutional Cell Phone Tour – the first ever of Historic Philadelphia! We also offer a variety of “Combo Experiences” such as a package with the National Constitution Center, or the opportunity to have “Breakfast with Ben” and then take a Constitutional Walking Tour. For more information, please visit www.TheConstitutional.com.

VIP Tours for Discerning Travelers

The Constitutional offers private VIP Tours for discerning travelers.  Get the inside track from our experienced tour guides and storytellers. VIP Tour packages include a personal Tour Guide, the convenience and freedom to explore at your own pace, tickets to Independence Hall and special commemorative gifts. Given that time is the rarest of all luxuries, The Constitutional’s VIP Tour program is a perfect opportunity for discerning travelers to explore Historic Philadelphia on their own schedule and at their own pace. For more information, please visit www.TheConstitutional.com/vip.

School Field Trips – Explore, Learn, Enjoy & Experience

The Constitutional is one of leading providers of School Field Trips of Historic Philadelphia.
According to the Chicago Tribune, “No visit to Philadelphia is complete without taking a Constitutional Guided Walking Tour, a 75-minute, mile and a quarter stroll that puts 15 historic sites, from Independence Hall to the National Constitution Center, and Ben Franklin, in perspective.” Field Trips for schools and camps can be arranged for almost anytime - weekday or weekend, day or evening. We can accommodate 1 or 300 walkers. We provide multiple in-house trained tour guides for an entertaining and informative tour, for children and chaperones alike. For more information, please see www.TheConstitutional.com/school.

See Independence National Historical Park in High-Def

Taking The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia gets you up close and personal with a High-Definition Historical Experience™. Philadelphia is best seen by foot, and as such, The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia is the best way to explore Historic Philadelphia, taking you behind the scenes to the places where motorized tour operators cannot venture. For more information, please see www.TheConstitutional.com/guided.

Tour Philadelphia in One of 13 Foreign Languages

The Constitutional Walking Tour offers its critically acclaimed self-guided walking tour in 13 languages for non-English speakers. Visitors can now experience Historic Philadelphia in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian & Spanish. The foreign language translations of The Constitutional’s self-guided tour are available online and are free of charge. For more information on The Constitutional’s foreign language tour programming, please visit www.TheConstitutional.com/foreign.

Commemorate Constitution Day

In late 2004, Senator Robert Byrd, one of the United States Senates leading Constitutional scholars, introduced legislation that President George W. Bush signed into law on December 8, 2004 requiring that all schools, colleges and Federal agencies receiving Federal funds offer annual educational programming involving the Constitution of the United States on or around Constitution Day, September 17th.

The Constitutional Walking Tour offers a variety of resources to help Educational Institutions and Federal Agencies fulfill the annual requirement for Constitution Day programming. For more information, please visit www.TheConstitutional.com/constitutionday.

Take an Audio Tour Through History

Grab your iPod and go! The Constitutional Audio Tour is critically acclaimed, and a great way to experience Historic Philadelphia on your own schedule, at your own pace. Step back in time to see where The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were created. The Constitutional Audio Tour includes more than 20 of the most popular historical sites in 75 minutes along a 1.25 mile walking adventure, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center. The Constitutional Audio Tour was the Winner of Audio Award of Excellence in the Tourism, 2006 Communicator Awards. For more information, please visit www.PhillyMP3.com .

Virtual Field Trips

For those who cannot travel to Philadelphia, The Constitutional provides free virtual field trips through our interactive web site so that you can "walk" in the Founding Fathers' footsteps and learn about the birth of our Nation, including the creation of the U.S. Constitution, by taking The Constitutional's tour online. For more information, visit www.TheConstitutional.com/virtual.

Road Trips - Within a Day’s Drive

Philadelphia is within a day's drive of 40 percent of the U.S. population. The Constitutional Walking Tour is just a two-hour drive from New York City (and even less time by train!) and just two-and-a-half hours from Washington D.C. For more information on driving times and travel distances from various East Coast cities, please visit www.theconstitutional.com/drivingdistance .

Step-On Guides Offer the Full "Philly Experience"

The Constitutional's professionally trained tour guides can provide tours on foot and on your motor coach or bus. We specialize in Historic Philadelphia, but we also provide tours of Philadelphia including the Philadelphia Art Museum area, South Street, America's largest urban park - Fairmount Park, and more. For the full "Philly Experience," take a bus or motorcoach tour of Philadelphia, including the Rocky Steps, Museum Mile, Avenue of the Arts and more! For more information, please visit www.PhillyByBus.com.

See Philly’s Frights & Sights with the Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

The Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour is 1 Part History, 2 Parts Haunt! Travel the cobblestone streets of Old City to hear chilling stories about the Spirits of '76, including Haunted Facts and Haunted Folklore. Dare to visit more than 20 of Philly's Frights & Sights on a 75 minute, 1.25 mile outdoor walking journey through Historic and Haunted Philadelphia. For more information, please visit www.Spiritsof76.com or call 215.525.1776.

Trip Planning Service

Interested in a trip to Philadelphia, but not sure what to see or do? The Constitutional’s Trip Planning Service can help make itinerary suggestions based on your interests and the amount of time you have to spend in the area. Whether it’s Arts & Culture, History, Fine Dining or where to find the best Philadelphia Cheesesteak, The Constitutional can help you make the most of your Philadelphia experience. We also offer custom private VIP Tours of Historic Philadelphia and beyond. For more information, please call 215.525.1776.

Spouse & Guest Programs

During meetings and conferences in Philadelphia, The Constitutional’s travel planning experts can create great spouse and guest itineraries for excursions in and around Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Convention Center (where many meetings and events are held) is just a few blocks away from Historic Philadelphia and as such it is very close to most of the major historical sites, cultural attractions, shopping areas, and sporting events. For more information, please call 215.525.1776.

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