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The Black Journey: African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Walking Tour Operator in Philadelphia
Opening at 2:00 PM on Saturday
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Updates

The Black Journey’s guide extraordinaire, Mijuel, was featured in the July episode of “From Every Angle,” a new 30 minute Philadelphia public access channel tv show 📺.

Mijuel’s segment starts at the 18 minute mark, but the entire episode is very interesting.

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Father's Day with The Black Journey History Walking Tour

Jun 19, 2022 – Jun 19, 2022

Spend Father’s Day with The Black Journey: Black History Walking Tour of Philadelphia.

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Juneteenth 2022 Black History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Jun 18, 2022 – Jun 20, 2022

Come celebrate Juneteenth weekend with The Black Journey Black History Walking Tour. We have tours Saturday, Sunday and Monday!

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BHM @ The Black Journey Philadelphia Walking Tour

Feb 19, 2022 – Feb 26, 2022

Join The Black Journey for our Black History Month Black History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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Thank you to Philadelphia Magazine for the shoutout for our Black History Month tours!
Saturday, February 19, 2022 @ 2 PM
Saturday, February 26, 2022 @ 2 PM
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Testimonials

3 months ago
Nur Ali Gray was very informative about the history and the murals located in DC district. I enjoyed the walk while getting over 11000 steps. He dropped us off right were we were parked. Great tour. I would recommend.
- Elizabeth x
a year ago
We were looking for a virtual group activity for our team. The Black Journey was offering virtual tours! What an incredible hour we had. Raina brought the Black history of Philadelphia to life. Sharing portraits of people, stories, landmarks all across Philly without leaving our desks! It felt like we were walking through the city together. This isn't your typical tour, this is an honest truth about The Black Journey. Although there is heartbreaking and difficult material to hear, this tour is family friendly. In fact one of the attendees said "this should be presented in every public school in Philadelphia". Raina certainly has a gift for sharing hard stories and history of slavery as well as bringing light to some celebratory moments and featuring accomplished Black figures in our history. We 100% recommend and can't wait to do another tour. Maybe the next one will be in person, fingers crossed!
- Philly H
11 months ago
I was entertaining two friends from out of town and this walking tour was a perfect way to show them Philadelphia from a Black perspective. My friends are history buffs and very knowledgeable and left the tour learning more about the founding of our country. This tour is a great value and you'll meet interesting people in the tour group who have a thirst for the full history and untold stories of the United States!
shelley

Tour Description

Meet your guide (holding "The Black Journey" sign) in front of the Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Street, Philadelphia.
Every Saturday during the summer at 2:00pm. RSVP in advance required.

Call 267.702.3479 for more information.

Beyond comparison the most exciting and fact filled 90 minute adventure offered in Philly. Learn about the history of Black Philadelphia while soaking in the fullest array of our nation's most important and historical monuments and sights. With a focus on the city's early history, Black Philadelphia Walking Tour will bring to light every detail of Philly's Black past. 

Hear about Black American’s role in the history of the nation's foundation. Take a journey to Congo Square, visit the unmarked graves of free and enslaved victims of the yellow fever epidemic. See where the Fugitive Slave Act was passed in 1793. 

Hear about Martha Washington’s enslaved handmaiden who emancipated herself and others who traveled along the underground railroad. Learn about the Old London Coffee Shop where humans were inspected and sold into slavery. Walk in the footsteps of enslaved people, abolitionists, slaveholders and founding fathers. Hear about prominent early African-Americans. 

Beyond question the most in-depth, authentic, and entertaining tour offered on the eastern sea board! A must see in Philadelphia.

Tour includes the following on-site location visits: Independence Hall, The President’s House, Congress Hall, Old City Hall, First U.S. Supreme Court Building, American Philosophical Society Museum, Independence Square, Washington Square, Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, Bicentennial Moon Tree, the former location the Philadelphia Prison Site & the oldest continuous piece of land owned by people of African descent.

All are welcome! Perfect for families! Perfect for solo travelers! Perfect for couples! Please wear comfortable sturdy shoes, we will be walking on cobblestoned streets. Please be aware that you need to be reasonably fit for the walk, and are responsible for your own safety. Taking part in the tour means you are participating at your own risk. You are also responsible for looking after your own belongings.

Bookings for private tours, wedding parties, conferences, family reunions, summer camps, and large and small groups available.








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Tue:Closed
Wed:Closed
Thu:Closed
Fri:Closed
Sat:2:00 – 3:30 PM
Sun:Closed
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