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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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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    SPEAKER SERIES | Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, + Politics
    Philadelphia Center for Architecture
    March 5th, 2018 - April 4th, 2018
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    We're All Related: Finding a 19th Century Family
    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    February 24th, 2018
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    Puzzling Adventures
    Puzzling Adventures - Philadelphia
    April 22nd, 2017 - October 22nd, 2018
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    Flavors of Philly
    City Food Tours Philadelphia
    October 12th, 2017 - April 12th, 2019
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    MUSEUMS
    The Barnes Foundation
    The Barnes Foundation
    April 13th, 2017 - October 13th, 2018
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    Maple Sugar Festival
    Wissahickon Valley Watershed...
    February 25th, 2018
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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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    ATTRACTIONS
    Philadelphia Bike Tours by Wheel Fun
    Independence Visitor Center
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    Taste of Philly Food Tour
    Reading Terminal Market
    March 16th, 2016 - December 29th, 2018
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    TOURS
    History in HD
    Philadelphia Urban Adventures
    May 10th, 2016 - March 31st, 2021
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    Philadelphia Chocolate Tours
    Philadelphia Chocolate Tours
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    FREE Brewery Tours - Philadelphia Brewing Co.
    Philadelphia Brewing Company
    June 24th, 2017 - December 22nd, 2018
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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Philadelphia
    Urban Adventure Quest
    December 21st, 2017 - December 31st, 2019
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    MUSEUMS
    Daily Premier Tours
    The Barnes Foundation
    April 6th, 2016 - December 31st, 2018
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    OUTDOORS
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure-Philly
    Urban Adventure Quest
    December 6th, 2017 - January 31st, 2019
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    TOURS
    Puzzling Adventure
    Puzzling Adventures - Philadelphia
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    Daytime Historic Site Tours
    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
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    Ambler Arboretum Winter Hike
    Temple University Ambler (TUA)
    February 24th, 2018
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    KIDS
    Family Camp Weekend
    Appel Farm
    May 19th, 2018 - May 20th, 2018
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    MUSEUMS
    Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans
    Watson Adventures
    March 3rd, 2018 - June 17th, 2018
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    TOURS
    Ethnic Eats of South Philly
    City Food Tours Philadelphia
    October 14th, 2017 - April 7th, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    One Liberty Observation Deck Tours
    Montparnasse 56 Group
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