The Birthplace of America



Downtown, Philadelphia, United States
30 mins

About the tour

Join Aaron and Patrick and explore the birthplace of America! On this patriotic journey, you'll see Independence Hall where the founding fathers discussed, debated and ultimately signed two important documents: the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. You'll find out why the U.S. Post Office in this historic district doesn't fly the American flag. They will show you Betsy Ross's house where the original American flag was sewn (sadly, Betsy won't be there) - and of course you'll see the Liberty Bell! Join Aaron and Patrick as they follow the footsteps of such forward thinking Americans like Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson...all while you enjoy a snack on the sofa!

Meet your local guide

Aaron and Patrick

Though originally from the cornfields of the Midwest, Aaron considers himself a New Yorker having lived here for over two decades. He's a Broadway performer by trade but delights in showing off his favorite hidden gems around the city he loves. Patrick moved to NYC in 1989 and has spent much of his career on Broadway. Over those 30+ years, he has watched the city evolve into the fun, fast paced tourist destination it is today. Whether you've been to NYC before or haven't checked it off your bucket list yet, Aaron and Patrick will be sure to show you something that will pique your interest.

Aaron and Patrick has been guiding since Sep 2020

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Philadelphia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Philadelphia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer or tablet.

Reviews from travellers


16 November 2020

Thank you for your interesting tour Aaron and Patrick. I thought I left a tip but cannot find the receipt email. i hope you did get it?


15 November 2020

When I get to America I will hopefully book a real tour with yourselves found the virtual tour very interesting and thank you


15 November 2020

Another great and very informative your. Thanks.


15 November 2020

Wonderful tour. Very entertaining and informative and I'm looking forward to Times Square. Thank you.


15 November 2020

After a contentious election, thank you for sharing what we are supposed to be about! You handled issues that could have been hazardous with aplomb! When you were able to move close to the liberty Bell I got tears in my eyes. I’m a retired history teacher and wish all my former students could have been with us this morning. See you in Corralitos in December.

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