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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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    MUSEUMS
    Night Tours at Eastern State Penitentiary
    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
    September 18th, 2020 - November 15th, 2020
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    TOURS
    The Cackling Cadaver
    Without A Cue Productions
    September 12th, 2020 - November 1st, 2020
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    TOURS
    Haunted Hill-Physick by Candlelight
    Philadelphia Society for the...
    October 30th, 2020
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    New! Watson Adventures’ Virtually Haunted: The Online Halloween Scavenger Hunt
    Watson Adventures
    October 10th, 2020 - October 31st, 2020
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    TOURS
    Italian Market Behind-the-Scenes Tour
    Urban Adventures
    January 23rd, 2020 - December 31st, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    Eastern State Penitentiary: Reopening August 14!
    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
    August 14th, 2020 - December 27th, 2020
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    TOURS
    Tours of the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ
    Friends of the Wanamaker Organ
    January 25th, 2020 - October 31st, 2020
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    New! Watson Adventures’ Around the World Virtual Scavenger Hunt
    Watson Adventures
    November 7th, 2020 - November 27th, 2020
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    OUTDOORS
    Revival Walks at Tacony Creek Park
    Olney Culture Lab of CultureTrust...
    October 31st, 2020 - November 28th, 2020
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    TOURS
    Black History - Deep Rivers Virtual Tour
    Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
    September 27th, 2020 - November 8th, 2020
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Watson Adventures’ Virtual Ghost Hunt: The Haunted Online Scavenger Hunt
    Watson Adventures
    November 21st, 2020
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    CULINARY
    Holidays with John Trower
    Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
    December 12th, 2020
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    TOURS
    2020 Philly High School Fair
    Great Philly Schools
    September 29th, 2020 - January 1st, 2021
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    Craft Hall Bakery/Brewery Tours
    Craft Hall
    November 2nd, 2019 - January 30th, 2021
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    New! Watson Adventures’ Escape to New York: Virtual NYC Tour Game
    Watson Adventures
    November 21st, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
    Delaware Art Museum
    July 3rd, 2020 - December 4th, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    Donate Items for Our Troops!
    Battleship New Jersey
    October 4th, 2020 - December 27th, 2020
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    New! Watson Adventures’ Escape to London Virtual Tour Game
    Watson Adventures
    November 7th, 2020

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