Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia Architectural Walking Tour
Explore the City of Neighborhoods with the Preservation Alliance guided walking tours. Our talented volunteers will make sure you see and hear the past, present, and future of the Philadelphia region as expressed through the city's unique and fascinating architecture.
October 25 @ 10 a.m. Up and Over the Ben Franklin
Meet in front of St. George's United Methodist Church, N. 4th & New Sts. $15 admission includes return trip to Camden on PATCO
You’ve crossed it by car or viewed it from afar; now experience this magnificent bridge from a whole new perspective! Walk from Philadelphia to Camden with our guide to learn about the history and construction of what was once the longest suspension bridge in the world. Look down on the mighty Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Get acquainted with the past, present and future of waterfront development on both sides of the river. At the end of the tour, walk through the Rutgers-Camden campus for a return trip to Center City on the PATCO Hi-Speedline (included in price).
October 25 @ 2 p.m. Historic North Central Delaware Waterfront
Meet at 2nd & Market Sts. along benches next to Christ Church
Walk along the city’s original Delaware waterfront from Market to Spring Garden Streets to hear about “the good, the bad and the ugly” along this storied route. This tour provides a wistful and sometimes amusing look at what remains of what used to be one of the most important areas of the city. Learn how Delaware Avenue was transformed from a craggy footpath to the broad Columbus Boulevard that is there today. Both historic and contemporary issues of land use, maritime activity, transportation, urban planning, manufacturing, urban archeology, and historic preservation will be discussed.
October 26 @ Sunday 2 p.m. Jewish Immigrant
Meet in front of Society Hill Synagogue, 418 Spruce St.
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 became prominent businesses.
Tickets are available for sale at the Independence Visitor Center.