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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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    Benjamin Franklin Death and Taxes Tour
    Christ Church Preservation Trust
    April 2nd, 2021 - April 30th, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    SIP & STROLL (Onsite) @ BRANDYWINE ZOO
    Brandywine Zoo
    May 5th, 2021 - August 18th, 2021
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    TOURS
    Philly Ghosts
    US Ghost Adventures
    February 24th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    "Reopen" House Day at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    April 18th, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Philadelphia Open Studio Tours
    The Center for Emerging Visual...
    April 7th, 2021 - April 28th, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    The Architectural Hall of Fame Virtual Celebration
    Chestnut Hill Conservancy
    May 22nd, 2021
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    TOURS
    Exhibit: Greetings From Schwenksville!
    Pennypacker Mills
    March 5th, 2021 - April 14th, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Small Favors 2021
    The Clay Studio
    March 5th, 2021 - May 2nd, 2021
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Princeton Photo Workshop: Grounds for Sculpture
    Princeton Photo Workshop
    May 8th, 2021
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    Alice Paul, Suffragette
    June 26th, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Free Guided Tours of Historic Pennypacker Mills
    Pennypacker Mills
    March 18th, 2021 - January 28th, 2022
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    TOURS
    Saturdays at Burnside
    Burnside Plantation
    April 10th, 2021 - April 24th, 2021
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    TOURS
    Old Bethlehem Walking Tour
    Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites
    April 3rd, 2021 - April 25th, 2021
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    TOURS
    Tours of the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ
    Friends of the Wanamaker Organ
    February 27th, 2021 - October 30th, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Philadelphia Open Studio Tours
    The Center for Emerging Visual...
    April 18th, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Fonthill Castle Guided Evening Tours
    Bucks County Historical Society
    March 12th, 2021 - April 22nd, 2021
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    TOURS
    Virtual Tour- Highlights of Fonthill Castle
    Bucks County Historical Society
    March 11th, 2021 - April 24th, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Virtual Tour - Highlights of Central Court at the Mercer Museum
    Bucks County Historical Society
    March 4th, 2021 - May 1st, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Ryan Wilson Kelly: Anxious Assembly
    The Clay Studio
    April 3rd, 2021 - May 2nd, 2021
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    KIDS
    Watson Adventures’ Around the World Virtual Scavenger Hunt for Kids
    Watson Adventures
    April 10th, 2021 - May 22nd, 2021
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    TOURS
    Watson Adventures’ Escape to London Virtual Tour Game
    Watson Adventures
    April 17th, 2021 - May 22nd, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Watson Adventures’ Around the World Virtual Scavenger Hunt
    Watson Adventures
    April 3rd, 2021 - May 29th, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Stefani Threet: Hey There, Sunshine
    The Clay Studio
    May 7th, 2021 - May 30th, 2021
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Princeton Photo Workshop: Queen Village & Fabric Row
    Princeton Photo Workshop
    June 5th, 2021

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