Tippler's Tour

Ben's Birthday Tour is now Sold Out!

Tippler's Tour Colonial Pub Crawls

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!

This tour takes visitors on an adventure into the heart of Colonial Philadelphia’s pub culture with stops at modern-day watering holes and a Colonial tavern. There is always something new to discover on the Tippler’s Tour.

Ben's Birthday Tippler's Tour is Sold Out!

Dr. Benjamin Franklin's SPECIAL Birthday Tippler's Tour returns! Hit the streets of Historic Philadelphia with Ben and raise a toast to Philadelphia's favorite Founding Father in honor of his 314th birthday! Delight in lighthearted toasts and spirited songs, delivered by the famous inventor and statesmen himself, and enjoy savory snacks and seasonal beverages at National Mechanics, The Victoria Freehouse, Freebyrd, and the historic City Tavern Restaurant.

Fridays, January 10 and 17, and Saturdays, January 11 and 18 at 5:30 p.m.

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Watch NBC10's preview of the Tippler's Tour here!

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  • Adults: $50.00
  • Student/Senior/Military: $45.00


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


  • Tours last approximately 2 hours.

Group Tours

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

Additional Information

  • A total of about 7 blocks are walked throughout the evening.
  • Tour concludes at the historic City Tavern at about 7:30 pm.
  • Please notify our team and tavern/location staff of any allergies or special needs.
  • For additional information regarding ticketing, special accommodations, or other inquiries, please contact Visitor Services at 215.629.5801.