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Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia - Mural Tours

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Address: 901 Market Street, 2nd Level, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: +1 215-925-3633
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Description: Come see our amazing collection of murals and other public artwork! The...
Come see our amazing collection of murals and other public artwork! The City of Murals is now available for guided tours all year long. Please check our Tour Calendar to see the latest offerings open to the public. A mural tour is a world-class experience for the whole family and any group.All mural tour proceeds benefit Philadelphia Mural Arts Program initiatives. We appreciate your support, please join us soon!
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Mural Arts Tours - Authenic Philadelphia

We recommend the Mural Arts Program's tours! The trolley tour of murals outside Philly's city center took us to authentic neighborhoods to see beautiful murals. Well organized... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We recommend the Mural Arts Program's tours! The trolley tour of murals outside Philly's city center took us to authentic neighborhoods to see beautiful murals. Well organized urban adventure that gave us insights into Philly's history and culture. Rich is excellent tour guide. The "Love Letters" mural tour via elevated train gave us insights into the transformative power of murals... More 

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Honeoye Falls, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Every weekend there are bus tours with excellent guides taking visitors around the city to see the amazing murals that have been built around Philly over the last 30 years. Don't miss this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

There is no better way to understand a city than to visit its neighbourhoods. And to see art in a neighbourhood guided by someone who loves both, it is a priceless experience!

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Brockville, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were escorted on a wonderful 2 hour walking tour of a number of the murals in Philadelphia. The weather helped immensely - I wouldn't want to do this in the pouring rain. The guide was knowledgeable and engaged the group as much as possible. The tour also took us past many magnificent buildings in Philadelphia (e.g. City Hall) which... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My husband and I just moved to Philadelphia in 2014 and spend lots of time on weekends doing local tours. We did the South tour in the fall of 2014 and the North tour in spring of 2015. The experience of this tour depends heavily on the guide/speaker for the tour. The groups were small, 10-15 per tour which makes... More 

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Boston, MA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We loved the art & the concept of riding the subway and stopping to view various murals. However, the tour guide was not organized at all and from all appearances didn't like the art or the artist very much. It is not that we expect unconditional admiration but this person's negative response detracted from the experience. He had some interesting... More 

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Philadelphia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The murals all over Philly are fabulous and some truly amazing. One can get a map and walk the city; a great way to see some art on a large scale and for free. It is also a great activity with children as they can walk the city and be on the lookout for art.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Did you know that this non-profit has funded over 3000 outdoor murals in the city? You see them everywhere; they're kind of a Philly hallmark at this point, raising social and cultural issues in a neighborhood context. I took a 2-hour trolley tour that showed us about 20 or so, with an informed and personable narration explaining the background of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Art murals painted on the sides of many buildings - beautifully done and easy to recognize the commemoration of Philadelphia's past that makes it the city it is.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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177 reviews 177 reviews
43 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Take the time to see some of the 3800 murals which have been installed around the city. Started as a way to mask the graffiti in the city. Outstanding variety of themes and materials.

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