The sights, the sounds, the smell of delicious food, and the perfect fall breeze makes touring Philly in autumn something special! While we recommend exploring the City of Brotherly (and sisterly) Love to your heart’s content, some may find it intimidating to find the best historical places to check out during the fall season. Below is a list of our favorite spots to visit in the coming months!
Franklin’s Footsteps Walking Tour
This tour is absolutely the best way to see Philadelphia’s top historic sites on foot, and getting to see the leaves change too! A knowledgeable guide, dressed in full colonial garb, takes you to the very places America was born. On this tour, you will see all of the most important sites in the historic center, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenter’s Hall, Betsy Ross House, Elfreth’s Alley, City Tavern, the U.S. Mint and more. Tours last approximately 75 minutes and end in front of the Historic Philadelphia Center, where you can save 20% off the Liberty 360 3D Show in the PECO Theater with your Savvy code.
Eastern State Penitentiary
Once the most famous prison in the world, today it stands in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. The world’s first true “penitentiary,” the prison was designed to inspire penitence in the hearts of convicts. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including Al Capone. Admission includes “The Voices of Eastern State” audio tour, narrated by actor Steve Buscemi. The fall is the perfect time to explore this fascinating prison and September through November you can take a journey through terror behind the walls!
Battleship New Jersey
This 45,000-ton massive ship – our nation’s largest battleship — is a living naval museum and America’s most decorated war ship serving from World War II to 1991. Climb aboard for a hands-on tour of the life of a sailor. Wind your way through officers quarters, mess halls, weapon systems, and more. This is a one-of-a-kind experience and a true piece of American history. The 20% Savvy Code is valid on the Fire Power Tour, which includes general admission and a self-guided audio tour.
Big Bus Double Decker Tour
Exploring Philly on foot can be amazing but also exhausting. For the chillier or more relaxing days, we recommend maximizing your time and money by purchasing the 3-day tour on your first day in Philly. You will have transportation to nearly all of the attractions, museums, tours, and sites where you can save 20% with your Savvy Code. Enjoy a comprehensive and informative tour of Philadelphia, while easily traveling between all of the sights and attractions you want to see. With a total of 21 stops, you can travel worry free from one end of the city to the other, hopping on and off as you please. There’s no better way to feel the crisp air rush through your hair then on the top of a double decker bus!