Philadelphia Preservation Society
1616 Walnut St., 215/546-1146,
These tours are popular with locals who are particularly interested in architecture and history. The mission of the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks is to promote the appreciation of Philadelphia’s historic buildings, communities, and landscapes, so tours are just a small part of what they do.
On a tour, you’ll learn about the in-depth history and significance of the buildings and landmarks you visit from extremely knowledgeable guides. You’ll often see off-the-beaten places that most visitors and many locals never see in and around Philadelphia.
They hold special events and workshops, and many tours take place one time only, so check the website to see what is currently offered. Prices and times vary by tour.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition