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Architectural Walking Tours

The Center for Architecture is pleased to partner with the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia to bring you more walking tours of Philadelphia and its architecture. Preservation Alliance tours focus mainly on the neighborhoods of Philadelphia and many are given by the same dedicated volunteer guides who present the Center's Modern Metropolis tour. 


MAY THROUGH OCTOBER

Wednesdays, 6PM

Saturdays, 10AM and 2PM

Sundays, 2PM


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).


$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 guided tour descriptions here.


Private Tours, Is your group interested in a customized or private tour? We can help. .


Summer 2010 schedule 

July 3 Sat. 10am  Girard Estate

Meet at the statue of Stephen Girard, center of Girard Park, 21st & Shunk Sts.

July 3 Sat. 2pm  Society Hill Stroll

Meet at NE corner, 2nd & Spruce Sts.

July 4 Sun. 2pm   Rittenhouse Square East

Meet at the pool, center of Rittenhouse Square

July 7 Wed. 6pm   Art Deco

Meet at entrance to Liberty Place, NE corner, 17th & Chestnut Sts

July 10 Sat. 10am   Classical Philadelphia

Meet in front of Pennsylvania Hospital Gate, Pine St. between 8th & 9th

July 10 Sat. 2pm   Victorian Philadelphia West of Broad

Meet at steps of the Bellevue, 200 South Broad St.

July 11 Sun. 2pm   Victorian Philadelphia West of Broad

Meet at steps of the Bellevue, 200 South Broad St.

July 14 Wed. 6pm   City Hall and Center Square

Meet in front of Visitor Center, NE corner, 16th & JFK Blvd. 

July 17 Sat. 10am   Victorian Washington Square West

Meet at NW corner, 9th & Spruce Sts.

July 17 Sat. 2pm   July 17 Sat. 2pm   Fishtown

Meet at the statue of William Penn, Penn Treaty Park, N. Delaware Ave. at Columbia 

July 18 Sun. 2pm   Avenue of the Arts

Meet in front of PA Academy of Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad St.

July 21 Wed. 6pm   The Post Industrial City: Callowhill St. From Broad to the Delaware River

Meet in front of Inquirer Building, 400 N. Broad St. at Callowhill 

July 24 Sat. 10am   Art Deco

Meet at entrance to Liberty Place, NE corner, 17th & Chestnut Sts.

July 24 Sat. 2pm   Society Hill Sacred Sites

Meet at gate to St. Peter’s Church, SW corner, 3rd & Pine Sts.

July 25 Sun. 2pm   Around Washington Square 

Meet at the center of Washington Square, 6th & Walnut Sts.

July 28 Wed. 6pm  Littlest Streets East of Broad

Meet at the center of Kahn Park, 11th & Pine Sts.

July 31 Sat. 10am    Underground Philadelphia: Subways, Railways & Stations

Meet at the Angel statue, main concourse near the east entrance, 30th St. Station

**Limited to 15 people, advance registration/payment required. Click here to purchase ticket.  One subway fare per person included. 

July 31 Sat. 2pm   Old City Sacred Sites

Meet at the entrance to Christ Church, N. 2nd and Church Sts., above Market 

August 1 Sun. 2pm    Beaux Arts Philadelphia 

Meet at the pool, center of Rittenhouse Square

August 4 Wed. 6pm   Victorian Washington Square West

Meet at NW corner, 9th & Spruce Sts.

August 7 Sat. 10am   City Hall and Center Square

Meet at NE corner, 16th St. & JFK Blvd

August 7, Sat. 2pm   Rittenhouse Square Sacred Sites

Meet in front of First Baptist Church, 17th & Sansom Sts.

August 8 Sun. 2pm   Chestnut Hill West

Meet in front of Saint Martin in the Fields Church, St. Martin’s Lane at West Willow Grove Ave. 

August 11 Wed. 6pm   Queen Village

Meet in front of Gloria Dei Church, Water St. at Christian St.

August 14 Sat. 10am   Northern Liberties

Meet in Front of Liberties Restaurant, 705 N. 2nd St.

August 14 Sat. 2pm   City Hall to City Hall

Meet at NE corner, 5th & Chestnut Sts.

August 15 Sun. 2pm   Society Hill Sacred Sites

Meet at St. Peter’s gate, SW corner, 3rd & Pine Sts.

August 18 Wed. 6pm   Media

Meet in front of Delaware County Court House, Front St. & Courthouse Square

August 21 Sat. 10am   Victorian Washington Square West

Meet at NW corner, 9th & Pine Sts.

August 21 Sat. 2pm   Historic North Central Delaware Waterfront

Meet at NE corner, 2nd & Market Sts. 

August 22 Sun. 10am   Fairmount Park Bicycle Tour

Meet in front of Lloyd Hall, 1 Boathouse Row on Kelly Drive 

**Limited to 15 people, advance registration/payment required. Click here to purchase ticket. Please note different Sunday tour start time.

August 25 Wed. 6pm   Rittenhouse Square West

Meet at the pool, center of Rittenhouse Square

August 28 Sat. 10am   Diamond St. Historic District

Meeting place and tour description to be announced.

August 28 Sat. 2pm   Around Washington Square

Meet at the center of Washington Square, 6th & Walnut Sts.

August 29 Sun. 2pm   Tacony

Meet at Disston Park, corner of Keystone & Disston Sts.


Self guided tours also available, Click here

Preservation Alliance

Philadelphia Center for Architecture 



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