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Architecture Walking Tours with the Preservation Alliance

Take an award-winning stroll through Philadelphia

Architecture Walking Tour

Group on an Architecture Walking Tour with the Preservation Alliance Credit: Photo courtesy Preservation Alliance



Explore Philadelphia’s architectural past, present and future during an award-winning guided walking tour with the Preservation Alliance.

Named the “best reason to take a walk” in the 2008 “Best of Philly” list, The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia Architecture Walking Tours are led by a knowledgeable group of volunteers. Each tour will take you through various sections of the city, including Society Hill, Rittenhouse Square, Fishtown, Girard Estate and Chestnut Hill. Along the way you’ll learn about region’s architectural heritage and social history.

Themed tours are also available, such as the “Littlest Streets,” “Art Deco Philadelphia,” “Skyscrapers Old and New,” and “Ben Franklin’s Philadelphia.”

All tours last around 90 minutes.

Click here for the full tour schedule

2016 Season

Guided tours run May through October. Private tours are available year-round by emailing

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students with ID, $10 for Preservation Alliance members and free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult. Tour groups are limited to the first 25 people to arrive.

Buy Tickets Online

Purchase tickets for the Architecture Walking Tours in advance of your visit. Click the button below to buy tickets online at the Independence Visitor Center.

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About the Preservation Alliance

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia actively promotes the appreciation, protection, and revitalization of the Philadelphia region’s historic buildings, communities, and landscapes. A 501c3 non-profit membership organization, the Alliance leads in setting the agenda for preservation issues of regional importance and advocates strong public preservation policies.

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