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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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    Winter Highlights Tour
    Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore...
    January 21st, 2020 - January 28th, 2020
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Exhibition IX
    Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
    December 12th, 2019 - February 22nd, 2020
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    TOURS
    Honored
    Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
    December 12th, 2019 - February 22nd, 2020
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    Craft Hall Bakery/Brewery Tours
    Craft Hall
    November 2nd, 2019 - January 30th, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Watson Adventures’ Munch Around the Market Scavenger Hunt
    Watson Adventures
    January 11th, 2020 - March 21st, 2020
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Passport to Bucks
    Bucks County Wine Trail
    November 1st, 2019 - March 31st, 2020
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    TOURS
    Old Bethlehem Walking Tour
    Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites
    January 4th, 2020 - January 26th, 2020
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    TOURS
    Inside Look
    Delaware Art Museum
    February 23rd, 2020 - February 28th, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    Artist-Led Gallery Tour
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    January 24th, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
    Delaware Art Museum
    October 20th, 2019 - January 26th, 2020
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    TOURS
    Conifers: A Tour of Haverford's Pinetum
    Haverford College Arboretum
    January 31st, 2020
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    TOURS
    Nightmare Before Christmas Tavern Tour
    Grim Philly Twilight Tours
    December 13th, 2019 - January 31st, 2020
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    TOURS
    Bryn Athyn
    Main Line School Night
    February 8th, 2020
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    What's Your Sign? Clay Cup Workshop
    Glen Foerd on the Delaware
    February 9th, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Franklin Institute Scavenger Hunt
    Watson Adventures
    January 25th, 2020 - February 29th, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    History After Hours: A Revolutionary St. Patrick's Day
    Museum of The American Revolution
    March 10th, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    History After Hours: Fresh Ink
    Museum of The American Revolution
    April 7th, 2020
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    TOURS
    Tours of the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ
    Friends of the Wanamaker Organ
    January 25th, 2020 - October 31st, 2020

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