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University of Pennsylvania

This historic University was the first public institution of its type in the country, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. Built within a stone’s throw of the City of Philadelphia, the campus is a delight in all seasons and exudes excellence in learning. Its colleges have a proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge. We will introduce you to its campus and provide a great background of this wonderfully historic city, the birthplace of the nation. You’ll find out how to get around and how to become a local, what to visit and how to enjoy all the city has to offer.

From Philadelphia
Online Experience
1 Hour
United States
Upto 10 people
  • Admire the stunning architecture of the academic buildings and student housing complexes at UPenn in this live-streamed, interactive experience
  • Learn about the rich history of the University of Pennsylvania and why it is considered a top university today
  • Explore campus life and learn about things to do in the adjoining neighborhoods of West Philadelphia

Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania! Commonly referred to as Penn, this Ivy League university is considered one of the finest in the United States. Founded in the 1740s by a group of men that included the legendary patriot Benjamin Franklin, Penn has consistently led the way in academia and research. Students at Penn are offered a wide array of courses in four undergraduate and twelve graduate and professional schools, many of which are world-renowned like the Wharton School of Business, the Perelman School of Medicine, and the Penn Carey School of Law.

In addition to this first-class educational experience, Penn also boasts a serene, tree-lined campus in the middle of urban West Philadelphia. In this online experience, we will stroll down Locust Walk, the main pedestrian thoroughfare of the campus. Here, you will learn about this university and its student life as we pass by modern student housing complexes, Greek Life houses, and various academic buildings.

We will wind our way through campus, past stunning pieces of architecture, and towards two of the most historic and iconic venues in all of collegiate athletics: the Palestra basketball arena and Franklin Field. Next to them stands the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, which is considered by many to be the finest such museum in the country.

In course of this tour, I will also tell you more about things to do in the neighbourhood of West Philadelphia, with its endless shops and restaurants and beautiful public parks just a short walk off-campus. Plus, it’s just a ten-minute ride by train or trolley to Center City Philadelphia, meaning that one of America’s largest and most historic cities is practically in Penn’s backyard.

Join this tour to one of the top universities of the United States and discover everything that the University of Pennsylvania has to offer.

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book a private tour for 115 USD and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Adam Clements

I moved to Philadelphia from New Hampshire over ten years ago, and the history, culture, food, and architecture of Philadelphia made an immediate impact on me.

I received my Masters Degree in American History at a local university and spend much of my time learning more about this incredible city. I became a guide with North America Tour Hub and have since become the manager for the Philadelphia region. 

Whether driving guests into the heart of Amish country, taking them to the best cheesesteak shop in town, or leading them around the countless historic landmarks of the old city, I relish in showing everything Philadelphia has to offer.

From USD 115 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.