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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. 

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    Taste of Philly Food Tour
    Reading Terminal Market
    March 16th, 2016 - December 29th, 2018

    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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    Puzzling Adventures
    Puzzling Adventures - Philadelphia
    April 22nd, 2017 - October 22nd, 2018
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    Authentic Philly Food Tour In Manayunk
    Chew Philly Food Tours
    March 2nd, 2018 - November 11th, 2018
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    MUSEUMS
    The Barnes Foundation
    The Barnes Foundation
    April 13th, 2017 - October 13th, 2018
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    History of Valley Forge Trolley Tour - Spring Season
    The Encampment Store at Valley Forge...
    April 1st, 2018 - June 3rd, 2018
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    Yards Brewing Company Tours
    Yards Brewery
    March 8th, 2015 - December 29th, 2019
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    Mad Men, Medicine, Death, and Disease
    Christ Church and Cemetery
    May 4th, 2018 - May 25th, 2018
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    South Jersey Arts Festival
    Appel Farm Arts and Music Center
    June 2nd, 2018 - June 3rd, 2018
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    MUSEUMS
    Trolley Tour: Beer History Taste and Tour
    Philadelphia Museum of Art
    June 17th, 2018
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    Victory Brewing Company Tours
    March 6th, 2015 - December 29th, 2019
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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Philadelphia
    Urban Adventure Quest
    December 21st, 2017 - December 31st, 2019
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    Dean Bond Rose Garden Tour
    Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore...
    May 24th, 2018
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Evening Tour and Champagne Reception
    Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
    July 6th, 2018
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    MUSEUMS
    Museum Tour
    Wharton Esherick Museum
    March 3rd, 2018 - December 30th, 2018
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    MUSEUMS
    Daily Premier Tours
    The Barnes Foundation
    April 6th, 2016 - December 31st, 2018
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    Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk
    Montgomery County Parks, Trails, &...
    May 22nd, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Cocktails with Champions
    Ryan's Case for Smiles
    May 22nd, 2018
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    Hands-On Tour: Dracula
    The Rosenbach of the Free Library of...
    May 25th, 2018
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    MUSEUMS
    Spotlight Tours: Local Pride
    Delaware Art Museum
    June 2nd, 2018 - June 23rd, 2018
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    1900's History Center
    Pennypacker Mills
    July 28th, 2018
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    Garden Wild
    Mt. Cuba Center
    July 28th, 2018 - July 29th, 2018
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    River Reimagined: A Land & Water Tour
    Fairmount Water Works
    June 7th, 2018 - September 6th, 2018
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    VISUAL ARTS
    The Art of Josephine Pennypacker
    Pennypacker Mills
    March 1st, 2018 - October 31st, 2018
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    We Drink the River!
    Fairmount Water Works
    May 19th, 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
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    The Original Chestnut Hill Food Tours
    Chew Philly Food Tours
    March 31st, 2018 - November 17th, 2018

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