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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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    Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary
    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
    September 23rd, 2022 - November 12th, 2022
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    MUSEUMS
    From Home to Headquarters: Washington in Worcester
    Peter Wentz Farmstead
    September 30th, 2022 - November 29th, 2022
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    TOURS
    Chilling West Chester: A Dark History Walking Tour
    Chester County History Center
    October 5th, 2022 - November 3rd, 2022
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    MUSEUMS
    Exhibit: Stereographing America: A 3-D History of Stereocards
    Pennypacker Mills
    March 1st, 2022 - January 31st, 2023
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    Take A Walking Tour of Tourison
    Mt. Airy Learning Tree
    October 15th, 2022
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    The Great Philadelphia Comedy Magic Walk
    The Great Philadelphia Comedy Magic...
    June 23rd, 2022 - October 29th, 2022
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    Morris Arboretum's Garden Highlights Tour
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    June 8th, 2022 - December 31st, 2022
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    MUSEUMS
    Free First Sunday at Brandywine River Museum of Art
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    October 2nd, 2022
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    KIDS
    Friends Fall Festival
    Downingtown Friends Meeting
    October 8th, 2022
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    PECO Family Jams: Mosaic Medallions
    Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
    October 9th, 2022
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    OUTDOORS
    River Days!
    Alliance for Watershed Education
    September 11th, 2022 - October 9th, 2022
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    MUSEUMS
    Indigenous Peoples Weekend at the Museum
    Museum of The American Revolution
    October 8th, 2022 - October 10th, 2022
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    OUTDOORS
    PARK AFTER DARK: East Park Moonwalk
    Fairmount Park Conservancy
    October 10th, 2022
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    TOURS
    Paddle the Lakes! Guided Kayak Tour of FDR Park
    Fairmount Park Conservancy
    October 15th, 2022
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    MUSEUMS
    Hazardous Duty Tours
    Independence Seaport Museum
    October 1st, 2022 - October 29th, 2022
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    TOURS
    Looking & Reflecting Tour - Virtual
    Delaware Art Museum
    November 20th, 2022
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    MUSEUMS
    Art Is Tasty
    Delaware Art Museum
    October 7th, 2022
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    Historic House Tour
    Roebling Museum
    October 8th, 2022
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Rockdale Arts District Open House
    Rockdale Arts District
    October 9th, 2022
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    MUSEUMS
    Relaxed Experience Morning at the Museum
    Museum of The American Revolution
    October 9th, 2022
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    Amazing Architecture Day at Ephrata Cloister
    Ephrata Cloister
    October 15th, 2022
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    TOURS
    Morris Arboretum's Springfield Mill Day
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    October 16th, 2022
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Fall Open House
    William Tennent House Association
    October 22nd, 2022
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Philadelphia Open Studio Tours 2022
    The Center for Emerging Visual...
    October 15th, 2022 - October 23rd, 2022

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