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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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    Christmas Village in Philadelphia
    German American Marketing, Inc.
    November 23rd, 2019 - December 24th, 2019
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    MUSEUMS
    Retail & Rebellion: Thanksgiving Weekend at the Museum
    Museum of The American Revolution
    November 29th, 2019 - December 1st, 2019
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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Philadelphia
    Urban Adventure Quest
    December 21st, 2017 - December 31st, 2019
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    Flavors of Philly Food Tour
    City Food Tours Philadelphia
    October 31st, 2018 - December 31st, 2019
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    Dark Philly Adult Ghost Tour
    Grim Philly Twilight Tours
    October 9th, 2019 - November 16th, 2019
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    Victory Brewing Company Tours
    March 6th, 2015 - December 29th, 2019
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    Candlelight Tours
    Peter Wentz Farmstead
    December 7th, 2019
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    Home for the Holidays
    Natural Lands
    December 21st, 2019
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    Studio Tour
    Wharton Esherick Museum
    May 14th, 2019 - December 31st, 2019
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    Watson Adventures’ Munch Around the Market Scavenger Hunt
    Watson Adventures
    October 5th, 2019 - November 16th, 2019
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    LORE Podcast LIVE
    New Media Touring
    November 21st, 2019
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    Tower Tours
    Fonthill Castle
    November 2nd, 2019 - December 7th, 2019
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    Taste of Philly Food Tour
    Reading Terminal Market
    January 12th, 2019 - December 28th, 2019
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    Philly on Tap Beer Walking Tour
    Philadelphia Urban Adventures
    July 1st, 2019 - December 31st, 2019
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    MUSEUMS
    Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt
    Watson Adventures
    November 9th, 2019 - January 4th, 2020
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    20th Century Kitchen Tours
    Cliveden of the National Trust
    November 16th, 2019
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    Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour
    Chestnut Hill Community Association
    December 7th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Philly Street Food Walking Tour
    Philadelphia Urban Adventures
    July 1st, 2019 - December 31st, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Discovery Day w/ Basquiat Blues & Argyle Torah
    Audubon Pennsylvania
    November 23rd, 2019
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    Haunted Pub Crawl
    Grim Philly Twilight Tours
    October 10th, 2019 - November 23rd, 2019
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    Witches & Ghosts Tour
    Grim Philly Twilight Tours
    October 11th, 2019 - November 23rd, 2019
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    Fractured Fairy Tales at Brandywine and Holiday Displays at Longwood
    Main Line School Night
    December 5th, 2019
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    Berries and Bark Garden Tour
    Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore...
    December 7th, 2019
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    Sensory-Friendly Sundays
    National Constitution Center
    March 24th, 2019 - December 8th, 2019

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