TOURS OF PHILADELPHIA

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On Sunday afternoon, October 9, two tours will be available for exploring Center City Philadelphia as well as South Philadelphia. All Sunday tours will depart from the Philadelphia Center for Architecture (1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107). During lunch breaks on Monday and Tuesday, October 10-11, tours will also be arranged, offering you custom tailored experiences of nearby attractions. All lunch time tours will depart from the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel (220 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103). Please check below for information to help you set your plans.

SUNDAY TOURS OF PHILADELPHIA

Emergence of a Modern Metropolis (Approx. 2 hours)
Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 2:00pm
Fee: $10/person
Limited to 25 participants
AIA Philadelphia walking tour of Center City Philadelphia highlights the city’s diverse range of architecture from the 1870s to the present, discovering the social, economic, and political forces that shaped the modern cityscape.

Urban Design Walking Tour: South Philadelphia (Approx. 2 hours)
Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 2:00pm
Fee: $10/person
Limited to 25 participants
What does architecture and public space tell us about the cultural, economic, and natural history of a place? Through the lens of urban design, we'll explore the physical development of South Philadelphia. Highlights include the Italian Market and Passyunk Avenue.

MONDAY TOURS OF PHILADELPHIA

Jogging Tour: Rocky Run (Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes)
Monday, October 10, 2011 at 6:00am
No Fee
Limited to 10-15 participants
For the early birds out there, join a running/jogging tour with three local architects. Route starts at the Radisson hotel and loops around the Parkway Museums District. Your chance to run up the Art Museum steps, Rocky style.

Mural Mile (Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes)
Monday, October 10, 2011 at 12:00pm
Fee: $10/person
Limited to 25 participants
A highlights walking tour focusing on some of Center City's most iconic murals. Route departs from the Radisson hotel and winds along some of Philadelphia's vibrant commercial districts and quaint residential streets. Hear insider details on the stories behind the murals.

Gilded Age of Philadelphia – Rittenhouse Square (Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes)
Monday, October 10, 2011 at 12:00pm
Fee: $10/person
Limited to 20 participants
A highlights version of AIA Philadelphia’s principal walking tour of Center City. Sample the city’s diverse range of architecture from the 1870s to the present, and learn about the social, economic, and political forces that shaped the modern cityscape.

TUESDAY TOURS OF PHILADELPHIA

CHAD Student Tour (Approx. 45 minutes)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 12:15pm
No Fee
Limited to 25 participants
Haven’t seen the Charter High School for Architecture + Design? Students serve as guides for an orientation on life at this unique learning lab.

 
 
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