Tippler's Tour

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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 modern-day watering holes and a Colonial tavern. Along the way, visitors will indulge in a sip of history while enjoying cider at the Betsy Ross House, drinks and snacks at The Franklin, National Mechanics, Vicotria Freehouse, and the historic City Tavern. There is always something new to discover on the Tippler’s Tour.


See a preview of the Tippler's Tour here!

Yuletide Cheers & Beers arrives in November!

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.



  • November 15 - December 27, 5:30 pm, Thursdays


  • Tours depart from the Independence Visitor Center, 6th & Market Streets


  • Tours last approximately 2 hours.

Additional Information

  • For additional information regarding ticketing, special accommodations, or other inquiries, please contact Visitor Services at 215.629.5801.

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.