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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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    Brew n History
    Christ Church Preservation Trust
    June 20th, 2021 - June 27th, 2021
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    Who’s Your Daddy?
    Christ Church Burial Ground
    June 4th, 2021 - June 25th, 2021
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    Free Guided Tours of Historic Pennypacker Mills
    Pennypacker Mills
    March 18th, 2021 - January 28th, 2022
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    Visit the Mansion
    Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
    June 3rd, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
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    The Barn Shop & Art Gallery at Echo Hill Farm - no tickets - OPEN Fri- Sun
    100 Years of Spring
    December 4th, 2020 - December 31st, 2021
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    Ghost Tour of Philadelphia
    Ghost Tour of Philadelphia
    June 4th, 2021 - November 30th, 2021
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    Princeton Photo Workshop: Spruce Street Harbor Park Photo Class
    Princeton Photo Workshop
    July 10th, 2021
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    Secrets of the Schuylkill Riverboat Tour
    Schuylkill River Development...
    June 10th, 2021 - July 8th, 2021
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    Tours of the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ
    Friends of the Wanamaker Organ
    February 27th, 2021 - October 30th, 2021
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    Philly Ghosts
    US Ghost Adventures
    February 24th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
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    Princeton Photo Workshop: Street Photography: The ABCs of the East Village
    Princeton Photo Workshop
    June 26th, 2021
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    Old Bethlehem Walking Tour
    Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites
    June 4th, 2021 - June 27th, 2021
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    The Case of the Curious Curator: A Virtual Murder Mystery Game
    Watson Adventures
    July 10th, 2021
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    TikTok Liberty
    National Liberty Museum
    July 13th, 2021 - August 3rd, 2021
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    New! The Best of the U.S.: The Virtual Tour of America Scavenger Hunt
    Watson Adventures
    July 3rd, 2021 - August 7th, 2021
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    Virtual Slow Art Tour and Artful Meditation
    Delaware Art Museum
    July 18th, 2021 - August 15th, 2021
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    Guided Public Tour - Picturing America
    Delaware Art Museum
    July 11th, 2021 - September 5th, 2021
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    Schuylkill Banks Moonlight Kayak Tour
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    June 26th, 2021 - September 18th, 2021
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    Schuylkill Banks Basic Kayak Tour
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    June 5th, 2021 - September 26th, 2021
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    Victorian Christmas Open House
    December 11th, 2021
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    Alice Paul, Suffragette
    Pennypacker Mills
    June 26th, 2021
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    Picturing America Public Guided Tour
    Delaware Art Museum
    June 27th, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Watson Adventures’ Around the World Virtual Scavenger Hunt
    Watson Adventures
    July 17th, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Morven Moments
    Morven Museum & Garden
    February 22nd, 2021 - July 26th, 2021

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