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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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    The Betsy Ross House Virtual Tour
    Historic Philadelphia Inc. Center
    March 27th, 2020 - September 27th, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Beyond the Battlefield: A Virtual Field Trip
    Museum of The American Revolution
    March 30th, 2020 - May 3rd, 2020
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    Walking Tour: Around the Horticulture Center
    Association for Public Art
    March 30th, 2020 - May 3rd, 2020
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    Walking Tour Around Rittenhouse Square
    Association for Public Art
    March 30th, 2020 - May 3rd, 2020
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    Virtual Tour of Eastern State Penitentiary
    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
    April 1st, 2020 - May 10th, 2020
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    Walking Tour Around the Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Association for Public Art
    March 30th, 2020 - May 3rd, 2020
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    Walking Tour Along Kelly Drive
    Association for Public Art
    March 30th, 2020 - May 3rd, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    Virtual Tour: Powel House
    Powel House
    March 30th, 2020 - May 3rd, 2020
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    TOURS
    Visit NY's Hudson Valley: West Point and Manitoga
    Main Line School Night
    May 16th, 2020
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    Wheaton Springs 50
    WheatonArts
    April 4th, 2020
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    TOURS
    Curator’s Gallery Talk: Marketing Women’s Rights
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    April 9th, 2020
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Kuerner Farm Plein Air Day
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    April 26th, 2020
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    Walking Tour Around City Hall
    Association for Public Art
    March 30th, 2020 - May 3rd, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    Virtual Tour: Hill-Physick House
    Physick House
    March 30th, 2020 - May 3rd, 2020
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    Day in Hershey
    Main Line School Night
    May 12th, 2020
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    Studio 54 at Brooklyn Museum and Botanic Garden
    Main Line School Night
    June 10th, 2020
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    History With A Twist Walking Tour
    Urban Adventures
    January 22nd, 2020 - December 31st, 2020
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    Faith and Imagination in NJ
    Main Line School Night
    April 2nd, 2020
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    Deep Rivers Docent-Led Tour
    Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
    April 5th, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    History After Hours: Fresh Ink
    Museum of The American Revolution
    April 7th, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    ARTZ at Brandywine
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    April 8th, 2020
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Stroller Tours: Spring Landscapes
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    April 10th, 2020
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    Spring Bulbs and Blooms Tour
    Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore...
    April 15th, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    Spring Break 2020
    National Constitution Center
    April 8th, 2020 - April 15th, 2020

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