Independence Hall Tour
Independence After Hours
If you are looking for an exclusive, unforgettable experience during your visit, purchase tickets to Independence After Hours before they sell out! The only tour of its kind, Independence After Hours takes you on a realistic journey back to 1776. After an 18th-century-inspired dinner at historic City Tavern, and a visit by Thomas Jefferson, the group sneaks into Independence Hall where they eavesdrop on Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin discussing the Declaration of Independence.
- Adults: $85.00 Tickets »
- Students/Senior/Military: $80.00 Tickets »
- Children 12 & under: $55.00 Tickets »
- Ticket prices include dinner, entertainment, exclusive tour, and gratuity
- Advance reservations are strongly recommended
- Please check back in the spring of 2015 for next season's Independence After Hours schedule.
If your date selection is "sold out," please call 215.629.4026.
To arrange a private Independence After Hours adventure tour for your group of 20 or more, please contact Group Sales by email or by calling 215.629.4026 x209.
Pre Fixe Menu at the historic City Tavern
- Country Salad
Julienned carrots, cucumber, tomato, field greens, raspberry shrub, and extra virgin olive oil
Choice of Entrée
- Colonial Turkey Pot Pie
Tender chunks of turkey, mushrooms, early peas, red potatoes, sherry cream sauce, and flaky pastry crust baked in a pewter casserole
- Beef Pie
Twice cooked beef, simmered with mushrooms and herbs, rich red wine sauce, baked in puff pastry
- Paillard of Salmon
Citrus marinated, pan-seared, sauce Béarnaise, mashed potatoes & vegetable of the season
- Special Children's Option: Cornmeal Crusted Chicken Tenders
Served with honey mustard & pommes frites
A freshly prepared dessert is crated daily in City Tavern’s on-premise bakery by their Pastry Chef.
- Colonial Raspberry Shrub
- Full bar available (not included in ticket price)
Tour departs from the Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th & Chestnut Streets, across from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. As a walking tour, guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes as they will cover a total of about 8 long city blocks. As it is within Independence National Historical Park, guests can expect some uneven surfaces such as brick paths and cobblestone streets. Guests requiring the use of wheelchairs can be accommodated but we request advance notice. Those who may require the use of walkers or canes, or have other special health needs are advised to call the Historic Philadelphia office so that special arrangements can be made to assure a safe and pleasant experience. Tour concludes at Independence Hall.
Please notify our team and City Tavern 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.”
This is a PCVB Experiential Tour. Dates are subject to change without notice. Seating arrangements at City Tavern may be outdoors in a covered garden area. Timing is subject to speed of dinner service and other factors and may vary slightly. Prices and dates are subject to change.
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