Architectural Walking Tours

Best of Philly!The Preservation Alliance’s guided walking tours interpret the past, present and future of the Philadelphia region as expressed through architecture, urban design and social history. Tours are led by a lively group of volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds who share their passion and knowledge of the region’s built environment.

 

AUGUST, SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2014 TOUR SCHEDULE 

AUGUST

August 30, Saturday        10am       Fishtown
Meet at statue of William Penn, PennTreatyPark, N. Delaware Ave. at Columbia

August 30, Saturday       2pm       Spruce Hill Victoriana
Meet in front of University City Arts League, 4226 Spruce St.

August 31, Sunday        2pm        University of Pennsylvania
Meet at driveway entrance to UniversityMuseum, 3260 South St.

SEPTEMBER

September 6, Saturday       10am       Old City
Meet at the benches, N. 2nd St. at Elfreth’s Alley

September 6, Saturday       2pm       Society Hill Sacred Sites
Meet at gate of St. Peter’s Church, 3rd & Pine Sts.

September 7,  Sunday        2pm       Classical Philadelphia
Meet at Penna. Hospital Gate, Pine St. between 8th & 9th Sts.

September 13,  Saturday       10am       Fishtown
Meet at statue of William Penn, PennTreatyPark, N. Delaware Ave. at Columbia

September 13,  Saturday       2pm       Post-Industrial Philadelphia-West Callowhill area
Meet at Starbucks at 20th & Callowhill Sts.

September 14,  Sunday        2pm       Rittenhouse Square Sacred Sites
Meet in front of 1st BaptistChurch, 17th & Sansom Sts.

September 20,  Saturday        10am       Old City Sacred Sites
Meet at entrance to ChristChurch, N. 2nd and Church Sts

September 20,  Saturday       2pm       Skyscrapers Old & New
Meet at exterior north portal, City Hall, N. Broad St. & JFK Blvd.

September 21, Sunday       2pm       Victorian Washington Square West
Meet at NW corner, 9th & Spruce Sts.

September 27,  Saturday        10am        Ben Franklin’s Philadelphia
Meet at entrance to Franklin Court, 312-22 Market St.

September 27,  Saturday        2pm       Post-Industrial Philadelphia–East Callowhill area
Meet at front of former Inquirer Bldg, 400 N. Broad St.

September 28,  Sunday        2pm       Society Hill Stroll
Meet at NE corner, 2nd & Spruce Sts.

OCTOBER

October 4,   Saturday       10am       Bankers Row: Architecture and Finance in Philadelphia
Meet at 2nd St at WelcomePark/ WelcomePark

October 4, Saturday       2pm       Spruce Hill Victoriana
Meet in front of University City Arts League, 4226 Spruce St.

October 5, Sunday       2pm       Ben Franklin’s Footsteps
Meet at entrance to Franklin Court, 312-22 Market St.

October 11, Saturday      10am       City Hall to City Hall
Meet at NE corner of 5th & Chestnut Sts.

October 11,  Saturday       2pm        Gilded Age Philadelphia
Meet at steps of the Bellevue, 200 S. Broad St.

October 12, Sunday       2pm       Spring Garden
Meet in front of Jack’s Firehouse, 2130 Fairmount Ave.

October 18,  Saturday       10am       Ben Franklin Parkway
Meet at FairmountParkWelcomeCenter, 16th & JFK Blvd.

October 18,  Saturday       2pm       Rittenhouse Square East
Meet at pool, center of Rittenhouse Square

October 19,  Sunday        2pm       Avenue of the Arts
Meet in front of PA. Academy of Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad St.

October 25, Saturday       10am       Up and Over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge
Meet in front of St. George’sUnitedMethodistChurch, N. 4th & New Sts. $15 admission includes return trip from Camden on PATCO

October 25,  Saturday       2pm       Historic North Central Delaware Waterfront
Meet at 2nd & Market Sts. along benches next to ChristChurch

October 26,  Sunday       2pm       Jewish Immigrant
Meet in front of Society Hill Synagogue, 418 Spruce St.

RESERVATIONS ARE NOT taken for tours, unless otherwise indicated. Go to the designated tour meeting place and pay your tour guide (cash or check payable to Preservation Alliance). Tour group size limited to the first 25 people to arrive.

$10 Adults; $8 Students; Free children 10 and under, accompanied by adult
$5 Preservation Alliance Members (Please show your member card)

Tours run approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

See all tour descriptions here.

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Private Tours
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