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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

    Magical Mosaics Walking Tours

     

    Take an hour walk into Philadelphia's Magic Gardens' alleyways along South Street to view Isaiah Zagar’s glittering mosaic creations! Led by a trained Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens interpreter, you’ll learn detailed information about Zagar’s technique along with the personal and community stories depicted in his large, shimmering murals. Tour admission also includes general admission to PMG's main site, which includes two galleries, an outdoor sculpture labyrinth, and 3,000 square feet of mosaicked space. Afterward, guests are treated to light refreshments and a sit-down talk with Isaiah Zagar himself!

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    Art and Architecture Tours
    Kimmel Center for the Performing...
    September 2nd, 2015 - June 30th, 2020

    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.

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    Mural Arts Tours
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    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!

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    Big Bus Tour
    Philadelphia Trolley Works and 76...
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    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. 

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    Daytime Historic Site Tours
    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
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    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.

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    Christmas Village in Philadelphia
    German American Marketing, Inc.
    November 18th, 2017 - December 24th, 2017
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    Revolutionary Christmas
    Christ Church Preservation Trust
    December 8th, 2017 - December 22nd, 2017
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    Carols and Cookies Cruise w/ the Chestnut Street Singers
    Patriot Harbor Lines
    December 2nd, 2017
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    HOLIDAY
    Holiday Tours at Historic Pennypacker Mills
    Pennypacker Mills
    November 21st, 2017 - January 7th, 2018
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    OUTDOORS
    Puzzling Adventures
    Puzzling Adventures - Philadelphia
    April 22nd, 2017 - October 22nd, 2018
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    MUSEUMS
    The Barnes Foundation
    The Barnes Foundation
    April 13th, 2017 - October 13th, 2018
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    Victory Brewing Company Tours
    March 6th, 2015 - December 29th, 2019
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    Delaware River Harbor Cruise
    Patriot Harbor Lines
    June 13th, 2017 - December 13th, 2018
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    MUSEUMS
    Museum Tour
    Wharton Esherick Museum
    September 28th, 2017 - March 28th, 2019
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    Flavors of Philly
    City Food Tours Philadelphia
    October 12th, 2017 - April 12th, 2019
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    Authentic Philly Food Tour In Manayunk
    Chew Philly Food Tours
    March 3rd, 2017 - November 30th, 2018
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    Philly Pizza Tour
    City Food Tours Philadelphia
    October 14th, 2017 - April 6th, 2019
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    Historic Strawberry Mansion Holiday Candlelight Tours
    Historic Strawberry Mansion
    November 30th, 2017
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    Philly Holiday Festival: Free Museum Day
    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
    December 7th, 2017
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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Philadelphia
    Urban Adventure Quest
    July 2nd, 2017 - September 30th, 2018
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    OUTDOORS
    Canoe with Perks at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    John James Audubon Center at Mill...
    May 25th, 2017 - November 22nd, 2018
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    Taste of Philly Food Tour
    Reading Terminal Market
    March 16th, 2016 - December 29th, 2018
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    ATTRACTIONS
    Philadelphia Bike Tours by Wheel Fun
    Independence Visitor Center
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    Puzzling Adventure
    Puzzling Adventures - Philadelphia
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    CULINARY
    Weyerbacher Brewing Company Tour
    March 6th, 2015 - December 29th, 2019
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    Philadelphia Chocolate Tours
    Philadelphia Chocolate Tours
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    Golden Age of Retail Holiday Tour
    Philadelphia History Museum at the...
    December 2nd, 2017
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    LECTURES & LITERATURE
    Candy and Holidays in Philadelphia
    Friends of Independence National...
    December 5th, 2017
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    Christmas Holiday House Tour
    Chestnut Hill Community Association
    December 9th, 2017

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