Why Do People Love Bow Tie Tours?

The City You've Never Seen Before

There’s so much more to Philly than meets the eye. We show you what you’ve been missing.

More Value for Your Time and Money

We offer access, information, and fun that you simply can’t get anywhere else.

Experiences You'll Never Forget

We take people into the heart of the stories that made Philadelphia our greatest city.

Unmatched Insight

You’ll be escorted by a true expert Philadelphia historian and storyteller.

Just For You

Each tour is customized to your group’s interests for a unique experience!

Fast Booking

Book right on our site – no lines and no crowds!

Chasing History: One Man’s Roadtrip Through the Presidential Libraries

Caught up in the drudgery of his day-to-day existence as a criminal trial attorney, David Cross decides to take a roadtrip across the country to spend time with a higher class of people – the presidents of the United States.

During this trip he visits each of the official thirteen Presidential Libraries, meeting docents, writers, archivists, and just plain folks who, like him, want to get to know the presidents better.

Travel across the country with David as he ponders the origins and the roles of the Presidential Libraries, as well as the nature in which our presidential history is created.

This book is a must or anybody who loves American History but also wants to look behind the curtain to see how it is made.

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OUR WORLD FAMOUS INDEPENDENCE TOURS

SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

Includes a visit from Dr. Rush to your school!

At Bow Tie Tours, we pride ourselves on providing those “goose bump moments” that allow students and adults to come face to face with the founding of the country. With our total package, we offer the best historical field-trip experience in Philadelphia.

OUR MOST POPULAR TOURS

A CONFESSION…

Prior to this year, I have often felt defeated by the process of giving historical walking tours to students in the field trip setting.  You have to understand, at Bow Tie Tours we want our tours to be exceptional, and we want to actually bring people as close to the history of early America as we can. It is time travel we are after here, and the goose bumps that accompany time travel…

READ THE REVIEWS!

“You can’t go wrong with this tour!  David talks about the founding fathers like he went to college with them!  I mentioned I liked the stories about the unsung heroes and he focused on those characters in history.  I will suggest this tour to everyone who goes to Philly.  They have a true passion for history and bringing it to life for those who come and visit.  He also was conscientious of our lives and interested in who we were.

If you want a lively educational tour in Philly, Bowtie tours is the only choice!”

Amanda G., March 2016