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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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    Murals on the Fly
    Mural Arts Philadelphia
    April 7th, 2020 - July 30th, 2020
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    Self-Guided Tour: Around Rittenhouse Square
    Association for Public Art
    April 8th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020
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    Self-Guided Tour: Around City Hall
    Association for Public Art
    April 8th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020
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    Self-Guided Tour: Around the Horticulture Center
    Association for Public Art
    April 8th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    Brandywine at Home
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    April 1st, 2020 - July 31st, 2020
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    Self-Guided Tour: Along Kelly Drive
    Association for Public Art
    April 8th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020
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    Self-Guided Tour: Around the Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Association for Public Art
    April 8th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020
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    The Betsy Ross House Virtual Tour
    Historic Philadelphia Inc. Center
    March 27th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020
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    Italian Market Behind-the-Scenes Tour
    Urban Adventures
    January 23rd, 2020 - December 31st, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    Watson Adventures’ Escape to the Museum Virtual Scavenger Hunt
    Watson Adventures
    July 18th, 2020
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    TOURS
    Self-Guided Tour: Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Association for Public Art
    April 8th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020
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    FREE
    Craft Hall Bakery/Brewery Tours
    Craft Hall
    November 2nd, 2019 - January 30th, 2021
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    FREE
    Leonard Bernstein - The Power of Music
    National Museum of American Jewish...
    April 20th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020
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    Chasing Dream - Baseball & Becoming American
    National Museum of American Jewish...
    April 20th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020
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    Distance Learning Resources for Teachers & Families
    Fairmount Water Works
    May 6th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020
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    TOURS
    Virtual Tour of Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
    Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
    April 6th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Artisans In The Park Harvest Festival
    Artisans In The Park
    September 26th, 2020
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    OUTDOORS
    Andalusia Public Tours
    Andalusia Estate
    June 10th, 2020 - October 28th, 2020
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    Tours of the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ
    Friends of the Wanamaker Organ
    January 25th, 2020 - October 31st, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
    Delaware Art Museum
    July 3rd, 2020 - December 4th, 2020
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    THEATRE
    DIVALICIOUS! Have Wig...Will Travel! with opening Act: Cecil Parker
    Broadway Theatre of Pitman
    December 26th, 2020
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    New! Watson Adventures’ Escape to New York: Virtual NYC Tour Game
    Watson Adventures
    July 11th, 2020 - July 19th, 2020

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