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Medical History Tour of Philadelphia

Learn about Philadelphia's amazing and unique medical history. Hear about America's first female doctors, the rise of public health and what continues to make Medicine in Philadelphia cutting edge today. 

Tour Includes:​

  • The Yellow Fever Epidemic1793 leaders:Benjamin Rush and Richard Allen

  • The incredible history of Women in Medicine in Philadelphia

  • Barbara Gittings and homosexuality as a mental illness

  • Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first hospital

  • Mazzoni Center and more

Price: $49 per person

Duration: 2 hrs
Start: Independence Hall
End: 12th and Locust


Accessibility Note:

Tour is approximately 2 miles long

Wheel Chair Accessible upon request.

What People Say

"Joey and Rebecca were incredible guides - they were friendly, enthusiastic about the topic, and had an impressive depth of knowledge. The tour included a discussion of the Yellow Fever outbreak and the long term social and political impacts that it had on the city. I was amazed to learn about the Women's Medical College and the local, national, and international role that it played in training female physicians. I loved their focus on telling the stories of people who are often overlooked in historical accounts."

— Chris H., Philadelphia