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Architecture Walking Tour: Littlest Streets Fitler Square

Experience an intimate neighborhood within Center City, just southwest of Rittenhouse Square west of Broad Street. Learn about the early Irish settlers and other immigrants who first settled here and about… Read More

Historical Commission Meeting

The Philadelphia Historical Commission meets on the second Friday of every month at 9:00am in Room 18-029 at 1515 Arch Street (One Parkway). Agendas are available one week prior to each… Read More

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Architecture Walking Tour: Fishtown

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… Read More

WXPN Hidden River Blues Festival

WXPN Welcomes The 2nd Annual Hidden River Blues Festival, a celebration of one of hte most inspirational and eclectric genres of modern music. The festival will take plae at the new… Read More

ACES Cafe and Open Mic

Cafe and open mic at the ACES Museum on Germantown Ave.

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Architecture Walking Tour: Old City Sacred Sites

Through architecture learn how religion affected 18th century society on this tour of the city’s oldest religious structures: from the simple design of the Arch Street Friends Meeting House built in… Read More

Philadelphia City Planning Commission Meeting

Philadelphia City Planning Commission Meeting When Tue, August 16, 2016, 1pm – 5pm Where Philadelphia City Planning Commission, 13th floor, 1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, United States (map)… Read More

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Architecture Walking Tour: Gilded Age

Experience Philadelphia in the Gilded Age when wealthy industrialists turned to architecture to express money and power. See the opulent Bellevue Stratford Hotel, now a mixed-use office building and luxury hotel;… Read More

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Architecture Walking Tour: Around Washington Square

Walk around one of William Penn’s original planned public parks. Learn how this square served as a burial ground for over 1,200 Revolutionary War soldiers, then as a potter’s field before… Read More

Explore the Circuit: Bartram's Garden to Heinz Wildlife Refuge

Join Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia staff and members for a Saturday afternoon ride from Bartram’s Garden to Heinz Wildlife Refuge. This ride will be moderately difficult, with some on-road riding in city… Read More

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Architecture Walking Tour: Jewish Immigrant Philadelphia

Relive the Philadelphia experience of Eastern European Jews who settled along South Street in the late 19th century. Explore their humble synagogues and homes and learn about their thriving marketplaces that… Read More

Architectural Committee Meeting

All meetings of the Architectural Committee, a technical advisory committee to the Historical Commission, are open to the public. These meetings are held monthly in the Commission's offices in Room 578,… Read More

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Architecture Walking Tour: Art Deco

This popular early 20th century style, synonymous with the Jazz Age, has been described as having one foot in the past and one foot in the future. Its sleek appearance foretells… Read More

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Architecture Walking Tour: Society Hill Stroll

Society Hill received its name from the “Free Society of Traders” who were granted a strip of land in this area by William Penn in 1683. Take a leisurely walk through… Read More

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Architecture Walking Tour: Post-Industrial Callowhill West District

The Callowhill West District tour focuses on a four-block-wide swath of the city between Vine and Spring Garden Streets. Going back to the early 1700s, learn how this neighborhood—a country estate… Read More

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Green Drinks--Northern Liberties

Historical Commission Meeting

The Philadelphia Historical Commission meets on the second Friday of every month at 9:00am in Room 18-029 at 1515 Arch Street (One Parkway). Agendas are available one week prior to each… Read More

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