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August

August
1

Preserving the Centennial

Meet at the Pegasus statuary outside the main entrance to the Please Touch Museum $15 Preservation Alliance Members$20 Non-members Tickets Join us for a walking tour of the few landmarks remaining from the Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official world’s fair in the United States, attracting nearly 10 million visitors to Philadelphia’s Fairmount […]

August
4

Emergence of a Modern Metropolis

Meet outside the entrance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center at North Broad and Cherry Streets (129 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107). $10 Preservation Alliance Member$15 Non-Member$12 Student (must show ID)Free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult Tickets Experience the transformation of Philadelphia from America’s 19th century engine of industry to a […]

August
11

Underground Philadelphia: Subways, Railways & Stations

Meet at the Angel statue in the main concourse of the 30th Street Station, near the east entrance $10 Preservation Alliance Member$15 Non-Member$12 Student (must show ID)Free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult Tickets Discover the Philadelphia Plan which gave us two Art Deco masterpieces, the monumental 30th Street Station and Suburban […]

August
12

Old City

Meet outside the Elfreth’s Alley Museum (124-126 Elfreth’s Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106) $10 Preservation Alliance Member$15 Non-Member$12 Student (must show ID)Free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult Tickets Explore colonial Philadelphia and walk some of its original streets. See famous Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously occupied street in the US, and experience […]

August
16

Hill College House: A Tutorial

Meet inside the main lobby entrance of Hill College House, University of Pennsylvania (map) $10 Preservation Alliance Members$15 Non-members$12 Student (must show ID) Pre-Registration Required Tickets Since it opened in 1960, Hill College House, a student residence at the University of Pennsylvania, has been praised for Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s revolutionary design vision for communal living, […]

August
18

Around City Hall

Meet outside the Dilworth Park Information Booth and Café (west side of City Hall, 1 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 map) $10 Preservation Alliance Member$15 Non-Member$12 Student (must show ID)Free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult Tickets Explore the exterior of the most magnificent example of French Second Empire architecture in […]

August
19

City Hall to City Hall

Meet at the northwest corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets (map) $10 Preservation Alliance Member$15 Non-Member$12 Student (must show ID)Free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult Tickets Where else but Philadelphia can you view three centuries of American architecture along a single street on just one tour? The tour begins at Independence […]

August
25

Art Deco

Meet at the entrance of Liberty Place on 17th and Chestnut Streets (map) $10 Preservation Alliance Member$15 Non-Member$12 Student (must show ID)Free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult Tickets This popular early 20th century style, synonymous with the Jazz Age, has been described as having one foot in the past and one […]

August
26

Gilded Age Philadelphia

Meet at the steps of The Bellevue Hotel (200 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 map). $10 Preservation Alliance Member$15 Non-Member$12 Student (must show ID)Free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult Tickets Experience Philadelphia in the Gilded Age when wealthy industrialists turned to architecture to express money and power. See the opulent Bellevue […]