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 Victoria Freehouse, National Mechanics, plus the historic City Tavern. Now complete with three seasonal flavors, there is always something new to discover on the Tippler’s Tour.


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Ben Franklin's Birthday Limited Edition Tippler's Tour

Dr. Benjamin Franklin's SPECIAL Birthday Tippler's Tour returns for FOUR DATES ONLY in January 2018! Hit the streets of Historic Philadelphia with Ben and raise a toast to Philadelphia's favorite Founding Father in honor of his 312th 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, Victoria Freehouse, and the historic City Tavern.



    January 19 & 20, 5:30 pm, Friday & Saturday


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


  • 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.

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 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