Ben's Kites & Flights

Returns May 21

Tippler's Tour: Colonial Pub Crawl

Now known as one of the best beer drinking cities in the nation, Philadelphia didn’t earn this reputation overnight. From the brewing of the first American Porter to the tavern traditions of days gone by, learn the history behind Philadelphia’s storied beer drinking past on the famous Tippler's Tour Colonial Pub Crawl!

This weekly tour takes visitors on an adventure into the heart of Colonial Philadelphia’s pub culture with stops at three modern day watering holes and one Colonial tavern. Along the way, visitors will indulge in a sip of history while enjoying drinks and snacks at all four stops. Now complete with three seasonal flavors, there is always something new to discover on the Tippler’s Tour.

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Ben's Kites & Flights

Benjamin Franklin is missing, rumor has it he’s been spotted wandering in and out of various local pubs. Join a colonial guide and search for the electrifying statesman through three modern day watering holes and a colonial tavern. Learn facts about Dr. Franklin’s life and even raise a toast with Philadelphia’s favorite Founding Father at the historic City Tavern.

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Dates

  • May 21 - August 13: 5:30 pm, Thursdays

Location

  • Tours depart from the Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th & Chestnut Streets

Duration

  • Tours last approximately 2 hours.

Additional Information

  • For additional information regarding ticketing, special accommodations, or other inquiries, please contact Tim Berry, Operations and Ticketing Manager, by email at tberry@lightsofliberty.org or call 215.629.5801 x303.

Group Tours

  • To plan a private Tippler's Tour for a group of 20 or more, contact Alison English, Group Sales Coordinator, by email at aenglish@historicphiladelphia.org or call 215.629.5801 x209.

Ghosts & Toasts

Peek around Old City’s darkest corners, hear spine-tingling stories from Philadelphia’s chilling past, and pay a visit to Benjamin Franklin’s grave on the Halloween spirited Ghosts & Toasts tour! Macabre tales and seasonal ales await for only the bravest of souls.

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Dates

  • September 24 - October 29: 5:30 pm, Thursdays

Location

  • Tours depart from the Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street.

Duration

  • Tours last approximately 2 hours.

Additional Information

  • For additional information regarding ticketing, special accommodations, or other inquiries, please contact Tim Berry, Operations and Ticketing Manager, by email at tberry@lightsofliberty.org or call 215.629.5801 x303.

Group Tours

  • To plan a private Tippler's Tour for a group of 20 or more, contact Alison English, Group Sales Coordinator, by email at aenglish@historicphiladelphia.org or call 215.629.5801 x209.

Yuletide Cheers & Beers

It’s the most wonderful time for a beer…or is it? It’s the winter of 1777, and the British are occupying Philadelphia. A Red Coat solider provides a unique perspective on this tumultuous time as the tour seeks the comfort of hearty snacks and warming drafts at four cozy pubs.

Tickets

Dates

  • November 12 - December 17, 5:30 pm, Thursdays

Location

  • Tours depart from the Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th & Chestnut Streets.

Duration

  • Tours last approximately 2 hours.

Additional Information

  • For additional information regarding ticketing, special accommodations, or other inquiries, please contact Tim Berry, Operations and Ticketing Manager, by email at tberry@lightsofliberty.org or call 215.629.5801 x303.

Group Tours

  • To plan a private Tippler's Tour for a group of 20 or more, contact Alison English, Group Sales Coordinator, by email at aenglish@historicphiladelphia.org or call 215.629.5801 x209.


Additional Information

  • A total of about 7 blocks are walked throughout the evening.
  • Tour conclude at the historic City Tavern at about 7:30pm.
  • Please notify our team and tavern/location staff of any allergies or special needs.
  • For directions, parking information, cab information, and mass transit information, please visit our Getting Here & Directions page
  • Call 215.629.4026 if you have further unanswered questions

Groups

To arrange a private Tippler's Tour for your group of 20 or more, please contact Group Sales by email or by calling 215.629.4026 x209.  For more information, visit the Group Sales page!




Stops and drinks are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond our control. Length of the Tippler's Tour is subject to walking speed, restaurant speed, and other factors and may vary. All guests must have valid state photo identification and must be at least 21 years of age or older. Prices & dates are subject to change.
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