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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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    Our Five Senses: A Family Friendly Exhibition and Tour
    Free Library of Philadelphia -...
    May 13th, 2019 - November 2nd, 2019
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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Philadelphia
    Urban Adventure Quest
    December 21st, 2017 - December 31st, 2019
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    Festival of Fountains
    Longwood Gardens
    May 9th, 2019 - September 29th, 2019
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    Flavors of Philly Food Tour
    City Food Tours Philadelphia
    October 31st, 2018 - December 31st, 2019
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    Chanticleer Garden
    Chanticleer Garden
    March 27th, 2019 - November 3rd, 2019
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    Who's Your Daddy
    Christ Church Preservation Trust
    June 21st, 2019 - June 22nd, 2019
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    Philly Chinatown Tour & Dim Sum Tasting
    Five Spice Philly/Dumpling Academy
    March 10th, 2018 - September 8th, 2019
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    TOURS
    History in HD
    Philadelphia Urban Adventures
    May 10th, 2016 - December 31st, 2019
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    Morning Bird Walk
    Montgomery County Parks, Trails, &...
    July 2nd, 2019
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    Wawa Welcome America
    Wawa Welcome America
    June 29th, 2019 - July 4th, 2019
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    River Reimagined
    Fairmount Water Works
    June 13th, 2019 - August 8th, 2019
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    MUSEUMS
    Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Franklin Institute Scavenger Hunt
    Watson Adventures
    May 18th, 2019 - July 13th, 2019
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    MUSEUMS
    A New Constellation: A Collection of Historic 13-Star Flags
    Museum of The American Revolution
    June 14th, 2019 - July 14th, 2019
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    John Adams Bethlehem Walking Tour
    Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites
    June 8th, 2019 - July 28th, 2019
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    MUSEUMS
    Art is Tasty
    Delaware Art Museum
    June 7th, 2019 - August 2nd, 2019
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    Moonlight Kayak Tour
    Schuylkill River Development...
    June 22nd, 2019 - September 14th, 2019
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    Boat to Bartram's Garden
    Schuylkill River Development...
    June 16th, 2019 - October 20th, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Candlelight Tours
    Peter Wentz Farmstead
    December 7th, 2019
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    KIDS
    Lila Liberty's Hero Quest
    National Liberty Museum
    February 2nd, 2019 - December 15th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Taste of Philly Food Tour
    Reading Terminal Market
    January 12th, 2019 - December 28th, 2019
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    Studio Tour
    Wharton Esherick Museum
    May 14th, 2019 - December 31st, 2019
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    Late Spring Highlights Tour
    Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore...
    June 24th, 2019
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    Impressionist Art in New Hope
    Main Line School Night
    June 26th, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Watson Adventures’ HAMILTON: The Philadelphia Scavenger Hunt
    Watson Adventures
    April 27th, 2019 - July 6th, 2019

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