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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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    Virtual Global Guide Tour: Middle East Galleries
    Penn Museum
    January 29th, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Old Bethlehem Walking Tour
    Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites
    January 9th, 2021 - January 31st, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Ancient Alcohol After Hours: Tour + Wine Pairing
    Penn Museum
    December 12th, 2020 - January 22nd, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Deep Rivers
    Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
    January 31st, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    The Barn Shop & Art Gallery at Echo Hill Farm - no tickets - OPEN Fri- Sun
    100 Years of Spring
    December 4th, 2020 - December 31st, 2021
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    Craft Hall Bakery/Brewery Tours
    Craft Hall
    November 2nd, 2019 - January 30th, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Don Nakamura: Energized
    The Clay Studio
    January 9th, 2021 - January 31st, 2021
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Princeton Photo Workshop: Grounds for Sculpture
    Princeton Photo Workshop
    May 8th, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    New! The Around the World Virtual Scavenger Hunt: The Asia Pacific Game
    Watson Adventures
    January 16th, 2021 - February 13th, 2021
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    TOURS
    Watson Adventures’ Escape to London Virtual Tour Game
    Watson Adventures
    January 16th, 2021 - January 2nd, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Watson Adventures’ Escape to New York: Virtual NYC Tour Game
    Watson Adventures
    January 23rd, 2021 - February 27th, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Future Memories
    The Clay Studio
    January 9th, 2021 - February 28th, 2021
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    TOURS
    Exhibit: Greetings From Schwenksville!
    Pennypacker Mills
    March 5th, 2021 - April 14th, 2021

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