Jim Murphy*

: Guiding since 2013


APT Certified Tour Guide


Walking tours, step-on tours, short tours, 1 1/2 day tours, and do-it-your way tours for people who really want to discover what makes Philadelphia different from any other city in the U.S.

I am willing to be contacted regarding the services I provide. 

Specialty Tours or Topics

"Penn and Ben" ... "The Amazing Success of Philly's William Penn" (+ slide show) ... "Philly-Tough Women" ... "3 Philly Naval Heroes" ... "Why the Mason-Dixon Survey Started in Philly" ... "William Penn Jane's Walk" and more.


As a writer of more than 60 stories about Philadelphia, with many of them going into a new book by Temple University Press, I bring a fun-fact focus to my tours. My book, "Real Philly History, Real Fast" is due out in 2021.