Our tours are like a story, not resuscitation of dates and names. And like any good story, we encourage comments, debate and conversation. This conversation is facilitated by the tour guide and through a Q&A session at the final location.



Participants will learn about Philadelphia’s important role during the American Revolution, the historic village of Germantown and the battle fought there Oct. 4, 1777. We travel by historic sites, state markers and monuments that tell the story of this fierce engagement — marred by confusion and a fateful decision by George Washington.

If needed, we can tie in a theme to align to your meeting such leadership, teamwork, communication or goal setting.

Showcasing the area’s rich history and its historic neighborhoods, you will not soon forget this one-of-a-kind event.

You can choose our 2.5 hour tour, or customize your own.

4 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Independence Hall

  • Overview of the battle with descriptions of key participants
  • If requested, tie into group’s theme or focus

4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Luxury Van

  • Marker: Historic Allen House
  • Germantown Meeting House
  • Chew Mansion/Cliveden

6:00 P.M.
Iron Hill Brewery (Chestnut Hill)

  • Discuss Battle Aftermath and Post Scripts

7 P.M.
Return to Independence Hall

  • Group free to do dinner following tour

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About The Guide

Matt Spaulding is a 24-year veteran of the communications industry. He is the president of Spaulding Communications, an instructor of business communication at Georgia State University and a former consulting fellow to Battlefield Leadership. He has led participants on specialized “urban battlefield tours” in Atlanta, Chattanooga and at Trenton/Princeton, N.J.

“A fantastic tour with just the right amount of fun and history.”

“One of the absolute best historical tours I have ever taken.”