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    Fall is the perfect time to get out and explore the city. What better way than being guided through some of the coolest parts of the city by someone who knows it best? Whether you’re a long-time Philadelphian or just visiting, there are a lot of unique tour experiences in the city. Check out our top picks below, share your experiences with us on Twitter @phillyfunguide

    Art and Architecture Tours at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

     

    Come for an in-depth look at the Kimmel Center's architecture. This walk along the Avenue of the Arts allows you to view the Center in the context of the cityscape. Tour artworks on display throughout the Kimmel Center, including the Moore Galleries and the recently installed Percent for Art collection. This tour is approximately 90 minutes in duration. Call ahead to schedule your tour.

    Mural Arts Tours

     

    What better way to spend a beautiful afternoon than discovering authentic Philly street art? Philly Mural Arts have many guided and self-guided walking tours of their many murals across the city. It's a good way to learn the city, discover something new, get in touch with some fantastic art, and support a wonderful city staple program all at once!

    Big Bus Tour

     

    No doubt you've probably seen one of these double decker bad boys crusing across town at some point, why not get on one?! Philadelphia Trolley Works offers this fun, interactive bus tour seven days a week, all day long. Hop on at any of the 21 stops and see exciting Philly landmarks such as the Rocky statue at the Art Museum, the Philadelphia Zoo (America's first zoo!), or Independence Hall. 

    Taste of Philly Food Tour

     

    Learn about some of Philly's most historic delicacies, while getting to taste them - what could be better than that? Beloved landmark Reading Terminal Market hosts their Taste of Philly Food Tours every Wednesday and Saturday at 10am. Guests can also watch pretzels being made, learn the story behind the Breyers Ice Cream logo, and how Milton Hershey came up with the idea for Hershey's Kisses. 

    Daytime Historic Site Tours @ Eastern State Penitentiary

     

    Once the most famous prison in the country, Eastern State Penitentiary is now one of the most famous historical museums. Explore the cellblocks, Al Capone's famous cell, the solitary confinement cells and Death Row while learning the history of the prison and it's prior occupants.

    More great tours in the Philadelphia area:

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    History in HD
    Philadelphia Urban Adventures
    May 10th, 2016 - March 31st, 2021
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    Winter Witchhazel Walk
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    February 23rd, 2019 - March 2nd, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Main Line Bridal Event at The Radnor Hotel
    The Radnor Hotel
    March 9th, 2019
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    LECTURES & LITERATURE
    The Birds, Wildlife, and History of the Wissahickon Valley Park: A Lecture Ruth Pfeffer
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    March 16th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Flavors of Philly Food Tour
    City Food Tours Philadelphia
    October 31st, 2018 - December 31st, 2019
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    TOURS
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Philadelphia
    Urban Adventure Quest
    December 21st, 2017 - December 31st, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Winter Tree ID
    Natural Lands
    February 22nd, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Winter Walk with Wine, Cheese…and Chocolate!
    Natural Lands
    February 23rd, 2019
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    TOURS
    Early Spring Blooms Tour
    Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore...
    March 27th, 2019
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    MUSEUMS
    Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art— Keynote Lecture
    The Barnes Foundation
    March 28th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Tours of Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
    Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
    November 10th, 2018 - March 31st, 2019
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    LECTURES & LITERATURE
    Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics
    Independence Visitor Center
    March 4th, 2019 - April 3rd, 2019
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    KIDS
    Lila Liberty's Hero Quest
    National Liberty Museum
    February 2nd, 2019 - December 15th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Taste of Philly Food Tour
    Reading Terminal Market
    January 12th, 2019 - December 28th, 2019
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Visionary Art Museum and Contemporary Crafts at Baltimore Arts and Crafts Show
    Main Line School Night
    February 23rd, 2019
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    MUSEUMS
    ARTZ at Brandywine
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    February 26th, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Secrets of Summerhill
    Natural Lands
    February 28th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Art is Tasty
    Delaware Art Museum
    November 2nd, 2018 - March 1st, 2019
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    TOURS
    Valentine Taverns: Drinks, Food, with Cocktail Demonstration
    Grim Philly Twilight Tours
    February 2nd, 2019 - March 2nd, 2019
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    MUSEUMS
    Frida Kahlo and "Half the Picture" at the Brooklyn Museum
    Main Line School Night
    March 7th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Home and Garden Tour
    Natural Lands
    March 9th, 2019
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    MUSEUMS
    ARTZ at Brandywine
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    March 12th, 2019
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    MUSEUMS
    Stroller Tour
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    March 12th, 2019

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