Often referred to as the “Manchester of America,” learn about this former mill town’s industrial development along the Schuylkill River canal that was opened in 1825, connecting Philadelphia to the interior coal regions of Pennsylvania. See examples of early immigrant housing then stroll along Main Street’s late 19th century commercial buildings and enjoy the fruits of its recent renaissance.
Meet at the small park on the river-side of Main Street between Gay and Conarroe Streets (4418-24 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127).
Purchase tickets online or go to the designated tour meeting place and pay your tour guide (cash or check payable to Preservation Alliance). The group size is limited to 20 people; people with tickets get priority. Please print tickets purchased online when possible. Tours run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Tours run rain or shine. Contact tours@preservationalliance
$10 for Preservation Alliance members, $12 for students (must show ID), $15 for adults. Free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult.