History & Beer Adventure

Explore some of Philadelphia’s most important historic sites and visit two historically themed pubs during our two-hour “History & Beer Adventure”: McGillin’s Olde Ale House (Philly’s oldest continuously operated pub!). On the way there and back, be amazed by our tour guides, who tell tons of unique stories about Philly.

When William Penn arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 there were already taverns in what was soon to become his new “green country town” – Philadelphia. Lacking buildings, some taverns were dug into the caves that lined the Delaware River. History records that Penn’s boat anchored right next to The Blue Anchor, a transplanted Irish pub that had been reassembled on the dock. It’s easy to conclude that Philadelphia’s earliest settlers were hearty drinkers, but there was a reason for this madness. Water, for the most part, was undrinkable! By the time of the War for Independence it is said that Philadelphia had a tavern for every 25 men and, along with Boston, more taverns than anywhere in the English-speaking world.

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Start - Big Ass Slices

218 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

bigassslicesmenu.com
(215) 625-3955

Stop 1 - Christ Church

20 N American St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

christchurchphila.org
(215) 922-1695

Stop 2 - McGillin's Olde Ale House

1310 Drury St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

mcgillins.com
(215) 735-5562

Stop 3 - Carpenter's Hall

320 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

carpentershall.org
(215) 925-0167

End - Big Ass Slices

218 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

bigassslicesmenu.com
(215) 625-3955

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