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The Franklin Institute Science Museum

The Franklin Institute Science Museum Tours and Activities

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One of the country’s first science museums, the Franklin Institute takes its name from inventor and former Philadelphian Benjamin Franklin. Today, it serves as an entertaining and educational destination for visitors of all ages—its hands-on exhibits, temporary exhibitions, planetarium, and other offerings make it a family-friendly must.

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Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia (1, 2, or 3-Day)

Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia (1, 2, or 3-Day)

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Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit 27 of Philadelphia’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the United States Mint — on a 90-minute loop in an open-top, double-decker bus. Select a single or multi-day pass, then board at any of the 27 stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live onboard narration. Learn about the history and heritage of one of America's oldest cities.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

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Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit Philadelphia’s top attractions—like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall—on a full loop. Select from a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass. Board at any of the stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live commentary. A route map and courtesy shuttle from Center City hotels are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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BYOB Historically Hilarious Trolley Tour of Philadelphia

BYOB Historically Hilarious Trolley Tour of Philadelphia

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See Philadelphia’s historic landmarks and sites while sipping your own beer or wine and hearing little-known facts from a guide. This sightseeing tour by trolley takes the stress off finding a designated driver for exploring as you see tops sights such City Hall, Love Park, Boathouse Row, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross’ House, and the Declaration House. Drinks are BYOB.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Bus Tour of Philadelphia

Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Bus Tour of Philadelphia

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Experience the History! Enjoy the sites of Philadelphia with a live Tour Guide on board our authentic Double Decker Buses. Hop on or Hop off at any of our 27 stops.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.34
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Go City: Philadelphia Explorer Pass - Choose 3, 4, 5 or 7 Attractions

Go City: Philadelphia Explorer Pass - Choose 3, 4, 5 or 7 Attractions

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See some of Philadelphia's top attractions at a discount with The Philadelphia Pass. Select your choice of three, four, five, or seven activities from a list of options and get direct entrance after you save your pass on your mobile device. Use your pass for touring options such as the Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Philadelphia Tour, or for entrance tickets to venues such as the African American Museum, Betsy Ross House, or Philadelphia Zoo. Passes are valid for one year from purchase date and you have 60 consecutive days from first use. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

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Experience the history of the United States on this guided small-group walking tour around Philadelphia, the birthplace of freedom in America. See Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence (this tour does not enter Independence Hall). Learn about Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn, and see where George Washington, the first President of the United States, lived. Then check out the galleries and eateries in Old City Philadelphia, America's most historic square mile, followed by a cold beverage at a local establishment.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Go City: Philadelphia All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions

Go City: Philadelphia All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions

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Choose from 1, 2, 3, or 5 days of unlimited sightseeing with the Philadelphia Pass, and cover top attractions like the Eastern State Penitentiary with a single package ticket. The pass is easily downloaded to your mobile device, so you can ditch the complicated vouchers. Explore the city of brotherly love at your own leisure—ideal for tourists and residents alike. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for the number of days purchased.
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  • 1 to 5 days
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Philadelphia Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour (24, 48, or 72 Hours)

Philadelphia Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour (24, 48, or 72 Hours)

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Enjoy a 24, 48, or 72-hour Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour aboard a Double Decker Bus. Board to experience the glitz and glamor of the City of Brotherly Love, including such world-famous sights as The Liberty Bell, City Hall, Philadelphia Zoo, and much more. Travel between Center City and Old City, enjoying stops along the way including the famous Rocky Steps, Penns Landing, the Reading Terminal Market and great selections of Museums. Explore Downtown Philly on the Route we have designed for locals and tourist alike. The recently revitalized central core of the city is home to China Town, Philadelphia Fashion District, Love Park, Dilworth Park and much more. Your ticket is valid for 24, 48, or 72 consecutive hours beginning at the time of redemption. For example: If you purchase and redeem your pass at 12pm on Monday, your ticket will be valid until 12pm Tuesday the following day.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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Hop-on Hop-off and Philly By Night Tour Combo

Hop-on Hop-off and Philly By Night Tour Combo

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Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit 27 of Philadelphia’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall — on a 1.5-hour loop. Select from a 1- or 2-day pass, then board at any of the 27 stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live on-board commentary. After dinner (own expense), enjoy the city as it’s illuminated for the evening on a ‘Philly by Night Tour.’ Pickup and drop-off from select hotels included.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Philadelphia Double Decker Sightseeing Tour & Campo's Cheesesteak Combo

Philadelphia Double Decker Sightseeing Tour & Campo's Cheesesteak Combo

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This Historical Double Decker Tour & Authentic Campo's Philly Steak Combo allow's you to experience the rich history and legendary sights of Philadelphia with an authentic Philadelphia cheese steak at stop 27 on the tour at Philadelphia's beloved Compo's. Experience local guides that offer live commentary as you travel a 90 minute loop to 28 different stops highlighting Philadelphia's 100 most popular attractions, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the US Mint. Aboard the double-decker bus, a 360-degree view of Philadelphia will leave you speechless and entertained while you soak up the history, heritage and beauty of one of America's oldest cities.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Fantastic Philadelphia Self-Guided Audio Tour

Fantastic Philadelphia Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Blessed with the culture and glamour of a larger city, 'Philly' as it's affectionately known, also delights visitors with its small town charm and rich history. Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this amazing city. To discover this fascinating city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking. You will learn about Philadelphia's history, how it evolved into a major city and was once even the nation's capital before moving to Washington DC. You will see many historic buildings and monuments such as the Liberty Bell and the Masonic Temple. The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way. Please note that this tour is only available in English.
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  • 2 hours
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Philadelphia Museums Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Philadelphia Museums Tourist Scavenger Hunt

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Are you visiting Philadelphia? You must try our scavenger hunt through the Philadelphia Museum district to see all the sights! It will take you from City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art all while taking a few side trips and proposing challenges at every leg. All the while, you will learn some local history and get valuable local tips. This 3-hour self-guided walking tour is completed with your smartphone. You can start it at your leisure, on any day or time. You can also go as fast or as slow as you wish. Pause at any time and resume when ready.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
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Should I book The Franklin Institute Science Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since The Franklin Institute Science Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit The Franklin Institute Science Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to The Franklin Institute Science Museum costs USD 14.83. Guided The Franklin Institute Science Museum tours start around USD 14.83 per person.
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