Like Savannah and Williamsburg, Philly wants tour guides to know the history





PHILADELPHIA -- Paid tour guides on public property would have to pass history tests and be certified under a new bill introduced in City Council, drawing objections from some tourism groups and praise from history buffs.

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown said the bill she introduced Thursday, like measures in Williamsburg, Va., and Savannah, Ga., would require certification and require the city to offer a study guide or class.


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