Guided tour

Philadelphia: South Philly Art Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

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Activity provider: WeVenture (National)

Philadelphia: South Philly Art Walking Tour

Activity provider: WeVenture (National)
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From US$ 39 per person

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Experience the surprising and eclectic South Philly art scene on this walking tour in Philadelphia. Discover murals, mosaics, and art installations before visiting the Philadelphia Magic Gardens.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Get lost in the fantastical murals and mosaics in Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
  • Stroll through Queen Village and Bella Vista to uncover mosaics and murals
  • Impact the art scene in South Philadelphia with the included donation
  • Learn some of the fascinating history behind of the pieces and the artists
  • Meet a art non-profit leader to learn about their mission at an art gallery
Full description

Explore the incredible public art in South Philadelphia on this group walking tour. Head into the heart of the Queen Village and the Bella Vista neighborhood to uncover beautiful and surprising murals and mind-bending mosaics.

Meet your guide and begin your art finding adventure. Listen as your guide explains the history of each piece and how it blends together into a magical tapestry that drapes across the entire city.

Appreciate the relationship between the art, artists, and the neighborhoods that they call home. Enjoy how accessible art is throughout a major city like Philadelphia. After exploring the street art and a gallery or two, your tour will conclude at the incredible Magic Gardens.

Take your time wandering through the indoor mosaic displays and the outdoor labyrinth at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens. Impact the community in the tour as part of your ticket price includes a donation to a local organization which supports artists in the city.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Admission to the Philadelphia Magic Gardens
  • A donation to a local community art organization
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Your tour starts outside the front entrance of the Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA). If you are driving and parking, it is recommended to park in a lot, rather on the street, as most street parking has a 2-hour limit.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Medical mask

Know before you go

  • This is a walking tour that is primarily outside
  • This tour runs year-round and will proceed rain or shine
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

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Chuck was great. He really was engaging and knowledgable, not only about the tour, but Philly in general, it's his home city! We went over the allotted time, but he didn't push to leave until he was happy with what we doing next, giving us a sheet with 'things to see and do'. Wish we had taken his tour at the start of our stay.... Well worth it, we saw a lot that we wouldn't have seen by wandering around by ourselves.

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August 18, 2022

My partner and I were born and raised in Philadelphia and we LOVED this tour! I booked it because I had cousins coming in from Italy and wanted them to see a unique part of Philadelphia. We saw that and more! Our tour guide Chuck was WONDERFUL! He is immensely knowledgeable about the art and the neighborhood, having lived in South Philadelphia for most of his life. It was a pleasure to experience the uniquely artistic neighborhood of South Philly through Chuck’s eyes.

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April 10, 2022

Tour was wonderful! Our guide Dick Furstein was incredibly knowledgable and shared insights that had me thinking over some issues brought up for days. Graffiti and tags and what they represent. The quirkiness and heart of Isiah Zagar and his mosiacs. South Street, past and present. Immigrants and how they were represented and made their way. A look into Mexican Art and culture. So grateful we took the tour instead of just going it alone. A great walk thru the city, and the final stop of the Magic Gardens did not disappoint.

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February 12, 2022

Product ID: 409923