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    Great Tours in Philadelphia

    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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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Philadelphia
    Urban Adventure Quest
    December 21st, 2017 - December 31st, 2019
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    Festival of Fountains
    Longwood Gardens
    May 9th, 2019 - September 29th, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Secrets of the Schuylkill
    Schuylkill River Development...
    June 13th, 2019 - October 12th, 2019
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    Our Five Senses: A Family Friendly Exhibition and Tour
    Free Library of Philadelphia -...
    May 13th, 2019 - November 2nd, 2019
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    TOURS
    Cruise Penn's Landing to Schuylkill Banks
    Patriot Harbor Lines
    July 7th, 2019 - November 30th, 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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    Lansdowne Theater Up Close
    Lansdowne Theater Corporation
    September 22nd, 2019
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    MUSEUMS
    September Spotlight Tour: Pissarro and Friends
    The Barnes Foundation
    September 1st, 2019 - September 30th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Studio Tour
    Wharton Esherick Museum
    May 14th, 2019 - December 31st, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Philly’s Best Open Mic
    PhillyLocalIMPACTLive!
    March 7th, 2019 - December 26th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Philly Street Food Walking Tour
    Philadelphia Urban Adventures
    July 1st, 2019 - December 31st, 2019
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    TOURS
    Philly on Tap Beer Walking Tour
    Philadelphia Urban Adventures
    July 1st, 2019 - December 31st, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Evening Wine and Cheese Wander
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    September 17th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Philadelphia Jazz Heritage Walking Tour: Green Book Edition
    All That Philly Jazz
    September 21st, 2019 - September 22nd, 2019
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Wyeth Family Studio Tours
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    September 21st, 2019 - September 28th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Boat to Bartram's Garden
    Schuylkill River Development...
    June 16th, 2019 - October 20th, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Chanticleer Garden
    Chanticleer Garden
    March 27th, 2019 - November 3rd, 2019
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    THEATRE
    Jim Brickman - A Christmas Celebration 2019
    10 Arts Bistro & Lounge
    December 15th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Yards Brewing Company Tours
    Yards Brewery
    March 8th, 2015 - December 29th, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Fulshaw Craeg Preserve Trip
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    September 20th, 2019
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Princeton Photo Workshop: Old City Philadelphia
    Princeton Photo Workshop
    September 21st, 2019
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Closing Event for allTURNatives
    The Center for Art in Wood
    September 21st, 2019
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    LECTURES & LITERATURE
    A Glimpse of Delaware County History through Arts & Culture
    Delaware County Historical Society
    September 25th, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Tree Festival at Mt. Cuba Center
    Mt. Cuba Center
    September 28th, 2019

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