Beyond the Bell is a social enterprise committed to creating inclusive historical walking tours aimed at putting the people back into people’s history. Our tours are inspired by untold stories of women, people of color, lgbtq folks, first nation folks and more! All of our tours have group rates available and are wheelchair accessible upon request. 

The Badass Women's History Tour talks about cool colonial women, change makers, women in medicine, and more who have made their mark on this city of brother love and sisterly affection. Duration: 2 hours

Start: Center of Washington Square by the fountain 

End: 13th and Locust

The LGBTQ History Tour invites you to get facts straight and your history gay. The tour explores the Gayborhood and hidden histories of the only formalized Gayborhood in the country.

Duration: 2 hours

Start: Rittenhouse Square 

End: 13th and Walnut

Medical History Tour ?with introduce you to America’s first female doctors, the rise of public health and what continues to make Medicine in Philly cutting edge today

Duration: 2 hours

Start: Corner of 6th and Walnut, by Wawa 

End: 12th and Locust

The Philly Classic hits all the main sites in historic Old City and Independence Park, but tells it all from the perspectives often left out of mainstream tourism.

Duration: 2 hours

Start: Center of Washington Square by the fountain

End: Independence Hall Visitor's Center

The Center City Deep Dive explores center city and talks about Philly mayors, activists and the conflicts and conundrums that have formed the city to this day.

Duration: 2 hours

Start: Center of City Hall

End: Rittenhouse Square


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Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 0.67 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 0.63 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 0.39 miles

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Facility Amenities

  • Accessible by Public Transit

Facility Information

  • Female Owned
  • LGBT Friendly

Group Information

  • Group Friendly

Venue Amenities

  • Guided Tours Available

Languages Spoken

  • Italian, English

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