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Beyond the Bell Tours

Reimagine the city through untold stories of Philadelphia with Beyond the Bell Tours, a social enterprise with the mission to put the people back into people’s history!
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Beyond the Bell Tours is a social enterprise committed to Putting the People Back in People’s History. We create inclusive historical tours of Philadelphia highlighting marginalized communities, peoples, and histories. We tell stories of people we love and admire. People who have shaped our city through movements, activism, and resistance. All of our tours have group rates available and are wheelchair ac ... cessible upon request.  The Badass Women’s History Tour  Come on a Feminist History Tour and learn about the ways in which women have influenced and formed the city of Philadelphia. Uncover the incredible entrepreneurs, doctors, politicians, artists and activists that have made the city what it is today. Hear stories you would not hear anywhere else. Experience the depth and breadth of a Beyond the Bell Tour.  Duration: 2 hours Start: 6th and Market  End: 13th and Locust Gayborhood//LGBTQ History Tour  Get your facts straight and your history gay. This tour explores the Gayborhood and hidden histories of the only formalized Gayborhood in the country. Come experience the telling of LGBTQ Stories with Pride. Get under the skin of queer Philly. Discover the controversies, paradoxes, and hidden histories of the only formalized Gayborhood in the country. Duration: 2 hours Start: 13th and Locust End: 13th and Locust The Beyond the (Liberty) Bell Tour Hit all the main sites in historic Old City and Independence Park, but hear it all from the perspectives often left out of mainstream tourism. Duration: 2 hours Start: Center of Washington Square  End: Betsy Ross House Medical History Tour  Come on an inclusive medical history tour and learn about how medicine has shaped Philadelphia’s public history. Learn about America’s first female doctors, the rise of public health and what continues to make medicine in Philadelphia cutting edge today. ​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 Beyond the Bell Tours is inspired by the stories that go untold in Philadelphia. The tours are designed to include and to share the incredible stories of women, people of color, queer folks and indigenous peoples who have made Philadelphia the city that we know and love. Check out our Instagram page here.   gay history tour women’s history month queer history fun tours group tours rates available LGBTQ 

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Amenities
  • Pet friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Reservation Suggested
  • Free Parking
  • Group Friendly
  • Languages Spoken: Italian, English
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