Underground Philadelphia: Subways, Railways & Stations

May 19, 2018 @ 10 AM - 12 PM

Discover the Philadelphia Plan which gave us two Art Deco masterpieces, the monumental 30th Street Station, and Suburban Station, the first all-underground rail terminal. The tour starts at 30th Street Station and proceeds via trolley to 19th Street. From the Comcast tower lobby, descend into an underground concourse network to the site of The Gallery before ending at Reading Terminal and the Marriott Hotel. Along the way, lament the loss of Broad St. Station and learn about the 1905-mid-50’s trolley and subway lines, the Broad Street subway (1928), the Commuter Rail Tunnel (1984), and the former Reading Terminal, now part of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (This tour requires climbing some stairs, though escalators and elevators are available at most points.)

Meet at the Angel statue by the main concourse of the East entrance of 30th Street Station. 
PLEASE NOTE: Guests must provide their own SEPTA fares.

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. Tours run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Tours run rain or shine. Contact tours@preservationalliance.com or call 215-546-1146 x4 with any questions.


$10 for Preservation Alliance members
$12 for students (must show ID)
$15 for adults
Free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult