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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 24th, 2021 - November 13th, 2021
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    OUTDOORS
    Delaware River Festival
    Center for Aquatic Sciences
    September 24th, 2021 - October 3rd, 2021
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    TOURS
    Ghost Tour of Philadelphia
    Ghost Tour of Philadelphia
    June 4th, 2021 - November 30th, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Visit the Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center in West Fairmount Park
    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
    August 13th, 2021 - October 31st, 2021
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    TOURS
    Philly Ghosts
    US Ghost Adventures
    February 24th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
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    TOURS
    Tours of the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ
    Friends of the Wanamaker Organ
    February 27th, 2021 - October 30th, 2021
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    TOURS
    Visit the Mansion
    Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
    June 3rd, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Free Guided Tours of Historic Pennypacker Mills
    Pennypacker Mills
    March 18th, 2021 - January 28th, 2022
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    FREE
    Franklin's Secret City
    Pig Iron Theatre Company
    June 22nd, 2021 - September 22nd, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Art Museum Virtual Scavenger Hunt
    Watson Adventures
    September 25th, 2021
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    KIDS
    Brick Fest Live
    Brick Fest Live
    October 2nd, 2021 - October 3rd, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Artist Meet & Greet with Mandy Martin
    Exhibit B Gallery
    August 20th, 2021 - November 13th, 2021
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    TOURS
    Death, Disease and Disinformation
    Christ Church Preservation Trust
    September 3rd, 2021 - September 24th, 2021
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    THEATRE
    Murder by Gaslight: Murder of James Cosgrove
    Friends of Bolton Mansion, Inc.
    October 2nd, 2021 - October 30th, 2021
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    Architectural Walking Tours
    Preservation Alliance for Greater...
    April 3rd, 2021 - November 14th, 2021
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    Victorian Christmas Open House
    Pennypacker Mills
    December 11th, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Festivities at First Unitarian Church
    Friends of 2125 Chestnut Street
    September 25th, 2021
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    TOURS
    Underground Railroad Walking Tour
    Chester County History Center
    September 25th, 2021
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Cherry Street and Race Street Piers
    Princeton Photo Workshop
    September 25th, 2021
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    OUTDOORS
    Schuylkill Banks Basic Kayak Tour
    Schuylkill River Development...
    June 5th, 2021 - September 26th, 2021
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Stoneleigh: Using Native Plants to Increase Biodiversity
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    September 29th, 2021
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    TOURS
    Virtual Field Trip Friday: Skokloster Castle
    American Swedish Historical Museum
    October 8th, 2021
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Princeton Photo Workshop: Philadelphia's Italian Market
    Princeton Photo Workshop
    October 9th, 2021
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    TOURS
    Architectural Walking Tour
    Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
    October 10th, 2021

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