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Death & Life at Mt. Moriah Cemetery

Mount Moriah is one of the largest burial grounds in Pennsylvania, and home to some of our city’s finest grave architecture. Trees and vines have engulfed the gravestones in some areas, giving the place the atmosphere of a lost city in the jungle. Almost every style of tomb can be found here, from Egyptian Revival […]


East Fairmount Park Bike Tour

Please note new date and time: Tuesday, June 12th, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Bob Thomas, Parks Alliance founder and Board President, and Paul Steinke, Preservation Alliance Executive Director, will be your guides for this special tour of Fairmount Park history by bicycle. Join the “Alliance Wheelmen” on a ride exploring the many historic landmarks […]


Alden Park: Behind the Scenes

***This tour is SOLD OUT with a wait list. If you are no longer able to attend Saturday’s tour, please email by 1 PM Thursday 6/14 to receive a refund or credit.   To be added to the wait list, please email with your name, phone, and number of guests.*** There is nothing […]



Situated to the northeast of Center City, Fishtown figured prominently in Philadelphia’s great industrial age of the late 19th/early 20th century when it was developed to house many of the workers who were employed by the major industries that built factories in this part of the city. Discover how Fishtown’s residences are going through restoration […]


Emergence of a Modern Metropolis

Experience the transformation of Philadelphia from America’s 19th century engine of industry to a 21st century capital of business and culture. This 2-hour tour explores Philadelphia’s diverse range of architectural styles and building technologies from the 1860s to the present, detailing the social, economic, and political forces that shaped the modern cityscape. It is divided […]