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Philadelphia Trolley Works Philly

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Philadelphia Trolley Works
1350 Schuylkill Avenue
Philly
PA
19146
Tel: 215-389-8687

Directions

Once you book a tour, make sure you check where it departs from! If you are driving and want to park, Independence Mall Area has several parking garages nearby. These are at 6th and Arch St (under the Visitors Center), 4th & Ranstead Street (behind the Bourse Building) and 11th & Filbert Street (stop 5)

Where are we going today?

Double Decker bus...?  Horse Drawn Carriage...? No....Double Decker Bus!  Wait....Oh I don't know!

Your biggest decision when arriving in Philadelphia is which fun and unusual mode of transport do you want to travel the city in, as your knowledgable guide tells you entertaining stories and fascinating facts about the cities most famous attractions and sights. 

Philly Trolley Works has a number of transport options that will take you round the city that is home to infamous sites in history, such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.   They also have a number of tour options so you can really find one that suits your whole family.

There are city day tours, regional day tours, and majestic horse drawn carriage tours - all of which will entertain and educate you on the city's history, cultural heritage, and most interesting sites.

There is also the "City Tour" which lets you hop on and hop off at any of the 21 stops along the route, so you can spend as much or as little time at certain landmarks as you want, to really take in the history and culture. 

If you don't fancy the transport element, and just want to take your time really enjoying the city, then they have the Franklin Footsteps walking tour, which retraces the footsteps of (now you might have heard of him) Benjamin Franklin during the time that he was founding the nation (that's a pretty big deal!) 

They also have speciality tours and combination tours, so you really will be spoilt for choice!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsVary depending on tour
  • ChildrenVary depending on tour
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Vary depending on the tour

Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day

I'm Hungry!

It's Philadelphia! There is a whole range of food options nearby, so make sure you take some time to grab food before or after your tour. You don't want to miss out on what the guide is saying because your tummy is rumbling!.

Any Top Tips?

If you are staying at a hotel in the city, the company offer a free pick up service with their shuttle - so make sure you take advantage!.

What people are saying?

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    I have to say this was an amazing experience for me. The driver was very polite and informative. The bus was very clean. This was my first trip to Philly and they made it one of the best trips. I would highly recommended Philadelphia Trolley works to anyone who is looking to have a good time.

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    DO NOT USE!!! My daughter and I were in an accident in July 2012 with this Company, The bus driver stopped the bus and proceeded to back up on Route 320S near Villanova Univ. right into the front of my car and pushed us back 15ft. and then proceeded to pull off. At the next light "my witness " and I stopped her and told her she backed into me. Her comment was, "Im sorry I missed my turn at the Chapel and I was beeping my horn." So she pulled into the Villanova parking lot and let her people out. We exchanged information. I said I was going...Read More

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    The buses smell and they looked bad. I told ppl to go to them and they didt like it the told me to go to philadelphia tours and i did and they are clean nice ppl.They are the best for my work friends and me ro have a little fun.

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by Maria Marshall

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DO NOT USE!!! My daughter and I were in an accident in July 2012 with this Company, The bus driver stopped the bus and proceeded to back up on Route 320S near Villanova Univ. right into the front of my car and pushed us back 15ft. and then proceeded to pull off. At the next light "my witness " and I stopped her and told her she backed into me. Her comment was, "Im sorry I missed my turn at the Chapel and I was beeping my horn." So she pulled into the Villanova parking lot and let her people out. We exchanged information. I said I was going to call Police, she said "NO" it was my fault, my Company will pay. (silly me for thinking there are nice people out there) So on that Monday I called and talked to Jim Mayhart, Safety Director, he said he would look into it and get back to me. A few days later I spoke to him and he looked at the pictures the driver took and he said there was no accident and I was scamming the Co. without even sending anyone out, or looking further into matter he denied claim. He was very belligerent, down right rude to me and my Insurance Co. In Nov. 2012, I sent a certified letter to the owner of the Trolley Works, Michael Slocum, It is now January 2013 and I have never heard from him!! How can a Company who depends on the public for their livelihood disregard such a matter. I would never recommend anyone to use this Company!!! The money doesn't matter it's pure principle!!!!!

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