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Reading Terminal Market

It's home to one of America's oldest public markets, and today it's still used by locals to buy their fresh produce and locally sourced epicurean treats.

Nearby Attractions

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Liberty Bell
One of the most iconic symbols of American independence, the Liberty Bell cracked the first time it rung and was twice recast.
Ray's Cafe & Tea House
From the outside, the shop looks unassuming, but inside you will find some of the city's most rare and excellent coffee, including a pour made from Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee beans.
Independence Mall
The three blocks in central Philadelphia are home to some of the historic buildings in which some of the country's momentous founding moments took place.
LOVE Statue
Designed by Robert Indiana, the statue in John F Kennedy Plaza brings throngs of people looking to get an iconic shot of their time in the city of 'Brotherly Love.'
The President's House Site
Exploring the role of slavery at the founding of the United States, the site challenges norms that have developed around the myths of the Founding Fathers.
National Constitution Center
Built to serve as a nonpartisan, nonprofit home for the Constitution - the center works to further dialogues about the role of the Constiution, as a living, changing work.

Related Tours

Private Walking Highlights Tour of Philadelphia
Because Philadelphia is one of America's oldest cities, the historic city preceded cars by several centuries - making it an ideal city to see by foot. On your private walking highlights tour, you will: 

  • Begin your tour at Race Street Pier, where your guide will help orient you to the city's layout. 
  • Walk the new development and learn about the city of Brotherly Love's revival in recent decades. 
  • See the highlights of Center City - a blend of history and skyscrapers.
  • On the cobblestone roads of Independence Mall, see the US Mint, the Liberty Bell, and a Quaker meeting hall.
  • Pop into Ray's Tea & Coffee and learn about the city's diversity and immigration throughout the centuries. 
  • Enjoy a Philly favourite - the cheesesteak - at a place recommended by your local guide. 
  • Your tour ends at Reading Terminal Market, filled with locals and travellers alike, where you can return throughout your stay to shop for groceries or dine on-the-go. 
Originally founded as a haven for religious freedom by William Penn, Pennsylvania was colonised by French Huguenots, Mennonites, and most famously in the state - Quakers and Amish. The capital city was formed in 1682 and has served as the seat of government ever since. Throughout the centuries, Philadelphia has gone through revivals and slumps - prosperous then seasons of economic free fall. To see the remnants of these boom-and-busts of the city, nothing is better than a privately guided walk of it. On your tour, you will not only check off the highlights of the historic district, but also to fall in love with the city's unique combination of grit and charm. 

Please note: this tour still runs in winter, though it will cancel for fresh snow. Year round, we recommend great walking shoes, layers, and water. 
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