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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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The Black Journey Walking Tour — A Virtual Journey on Zoom

Nov 16, 2021 – Nov 16, 2021

Learn about the history of Black Philadelphia while soaking in the fullest array of our nation’s most important and historic monuments and sights. With a focus on the city’s early history, The Black Journey will bring to light every detail of Philly’s Black past. Walk in the footsteps of enslaved...

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Black History Walking Tour Labor Day Weekend

Sep 29, 2021 – Sep 30, 2021

Tour Description

Meet your guide (holding "The Black Journey" sign) in front of the Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Street, Philadelphia (North East corner of Market Street).

Every Saturday and public holidays during the spring, summer, and autumn at 2:00pm. RSVP in advance required...

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There is still time to join The Black Journey: Black History Walking Tour of Philadelphia this season! We have tours every Saturday until November 11. Learn about Philadelphia’s rich Black History!

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The Black Journey was featured in an NBC10 article about the Fourth of July events in Philadelphia!



"Nearby, local attorney Raina Yancey was giving a tour at The President's House at the corner of Fifth and Market streets, the location of George Washington's house when he became the first comm...

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Tuesday morning walking tour

Sep 16, 2021 – Sep 17, 2021

Take a journey to Congo Square, visit the unmarked graves of free and enslaved victims of the yellow fever epidemic, learn about the Quaker school where both Black and White students were educated together and other locations you will visit first hand. See where the Fugitive Slave Act was passed ...

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The Black Journey was pleased to be featured in this Christian Science Monitor article about Black History Walking Tours all over the country!

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Spend Juneteenth with The Black Journey Walking Tour

Sep 16, 2021 – Sep 17, 2021

Take a journey to Congo Square, visit the unmarked graves of free and enslaved victims of the yellow fever epidemic, learn about the Quaker school where both Black and White students were educated together and other locations you will visit first hand. See where the Fugitive Slave Act was passed ...

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Testimonials

2 months ago
This was an amazing walking tour of independence square and landmarks and buildings around it from a black history perspective. Learned a ton from our tour guide Myjule. Highly recommend.
- PJ H
a month 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
3 months ago
I experienced a virtual tour today during the Hardy/Mills Family Reunion by Raina , the Black Journey of Philadelphia! It was terrific! The narrator was knowledgeable and the history was rich! I was very impressed with the information presented. I look forward to a tour in person! Great job Raina! Let’s support small black businesses as we increase our knowledge of our rich history! Rene’e Mills Hill
- renee h

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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Fri:Closed
Sat:2:00 – 3:30 PM
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