The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides presents

 

THE INCREDIBLE 8th ANNUAL PHILADELPHIA

RIVER TO RIVER, VINE TO PINE, RAIN OR SHINE

★  GREAT 12 HOUR TOUR  

Saturday, September 22, 2018

8:00 am to 8:00 pm

 

 

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 home city. Our 2018 Tour includes two centuries of historical re-enactors and flash visits to special sites.

 

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

 The tour takes place in four separate two and a half hour phases.

 Each phase visits as many as 20 to 25 cultural and historic sites. A sample is listed below.

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

The day begins at 8 am at the National Constitution Center and ends at 8pm at the Fairmount Waterworks

 All the tours are conducted by expert APT certified guides.

 It's perfect for residents and visitors alike!

 Registration is recommended:

 

REGISTER:

Earlybird registration for the 2018 Great Tour is $10 before Sep 1, for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 phases, then $20 from Sep 1-21. Walk in fee the day of the tour is $25.

- The Great Tour is absolutely free for APT members! -

 

You may register and pay on the APTStore page here.

QUESTIONS?
Email all inquiries to:
 
 
 
 

 

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of each phase.

 

PHASE 1

★ OLD CITY

8:00 am to 10:30 am

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

The bustling colonial streets that William Penn, Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross walked.

Sites include: The Dexter House site, the  U.S. Mint, the Free Quaker Meeting House, Christ Church Burial Ground and the Franklin Grave, Arch St. Friends Meeting, 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 Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S 3rd St.

George Washington's Federal Capital, the Birthplace of America.

            Sites include: the President’s House Site, the Liberty Bell Pavilion, Independence Square, the American Philosophical Society & Library Hall, the Second Bank, Carpenters’ Hall, New Hall, the First Bank, Treasurer’s House Site, the Merchant’s Exchange, the Todd House, the Bishop White House, Dr. Rush site, the Powel House, the Kosciusko House, The Man Full of Trouble Tavern, 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.

The commercial central city that made Philadelphia "The Workplace of the World."

         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, Broad and Market Sts.

Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, gateway to Philadelphia, the "Athens of America."

           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 and the Swann Fountain, the Franklin Institute, the Philadelphia Free Library, The Barnes, The Thinker, Rodin Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the  “Rocky Steps," Fairmount Water Works