The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides presents

 

THE INCREDIBLE 3rd ANNUAL PHILADELPHIA

RIVER TO RIVER, VINE TO PINE, RAIN OR SHINE

★   GREAT 12 HOUR TOUR  

Saturday, September 8, 2012

8:00 am to 8:00 pm

click on the baby for photos of last year's tour

 

sponsored by:

ushistory.org, The Philadelphia Historic Neighborhood Consortium,

and  The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

 

- and it's absolutely FREE! -

 

The GREAT TOUR is a celebration of Philadelphia and the hundreds of museums, cultural venues, sites and organizations that it offers tourists and residents alike. It showcases the talents, expertise and commitment of our hard working tour guides and the pride they have in their city.

 

This 12-hour tour covers the city from river to river, from Pine Street to Vine Street

The tour takes place in four separate 3-hour phases

Each phase visits as many as 20 to 25 cultural and historic sites

You can walk the whole tour from start to finish, or join any phase at any of the staging points

All the tours are conducted by expert APT certified guides

Pre-registration is recommended:

 

 
■  Sign up for any phase or for the whole day here:
 
 
■  Download a pdf map of the tour routes here:
 
 
 

 

PHASE 1

Old City

8:00 am to 10:30 am

Check in for Phase 1 at The National Constitution Center  525 Arch St.

Sites include: the Federal Reserve Bank, African-American Museum, Franklin Square, Dexter House site, the  U.S. Mint, the Free Quaker Meeting House, Christ Church Burial Ground / Franklin Grave, Arch St. Friends Meeting, Old First Reformed Church, St. Augustine’s, St. George’s, Elfreth’s Alley, Betsy Ross House, Arden Theater, Christ Church, Tamanend Statue, Franklin Court, the Museum of American Jewish History, Mikveh Israel

 

PHASE 2

 Society Hill

11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Check in for Phase 2 at The Bourse, 111 S Independence Mall East, 5th St., between Market and Chestnut Sts.

            Sites include: the President’s House Site, the Liberty Bell Pavilion, the Bourse, Independence Square, the American Philosophical Society & Library Hall, the Second Bank, the National Liberty Museum, the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Carpenters’ Hall, New Hall, the First Bank, Treasurer’s House Site, the Merchant’s Exchange,  the Bishop White House, Dr. Rush site, Polish American Center, the Powel House, the Kosciusko House, Head House / Newmarket, South Street, St. Peter’s Church, the Physick House

 

PHASE 3

Society Hill to City hall

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Check in for Phase 3 at the Independence Visitor Center, 525 Market St.

         Sites include: Market St., Lit’s Department Store, the Declaration House, the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent,  Chestnut St., Jewelers’ Row,  Washington Square, the Curtis Building, Pennsylvania Hospital, the Walnut Theatre, Camac St., the PA Historical Society, The Gayborhood, the PSFS Bldg, the Kimmel Center, the Avenue of the Arts, the Academy of Music, the Union League, the Bellevue-Stratford, the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Wanamakers

 

PHASE 4

city hall To THE SCHUYLKILL

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Check in for Phase 4 at City Hall courtyard

           Sites include: Philadelphia City Hall, Love Sculpture, the Clothespin, Liberty Towers, Rittenhouse Square, the Comcast Center, the Academy of Natural Sciences, Moore College of Art, the Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul, Logan Circle, the Franklin Institute, the Philadelphia Free Library, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, The Thinker, Rodin Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the  “Rocky Steps," Fairmount Water Works