Emergence of a Modern Metropolis Walking Tour
Explore the social, economic and political forces that helped Philadelphia become an architectural jewel
Explore the social, economic and political forces that helped transform Philadelphia from an engine of industry to a 21st Century capital of business and culture. Featuring the architecture and urban design on the city, this two-hour walking tour will introduce you to the “Modern Metropolis of Philadelphia.”
Highlights include the spectacular Victorian interior of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the soaring central court of Philadelphia’s first department store, Wanamaker’s (now Macy’s Center City); and the atrium of the brand new Comcast Center, Philadelphia’s tallest skyscraper.
$15/Adult; $5/Children under 12
April – November: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m.
December – March: Saturdays at 2 p.m.
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