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Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia - Mural Tours

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Address: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), 128 N. Broad Street Hamilton Building, Front Lobby, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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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Self-guided Mural Miles walk

We printed out the self-guided walk list showing the locations of 17 murals and an explanation of each mural. We decided to do our own tour due to lack of time and the guide list... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We printed out the self-guided walk list showing the locations of 17 murals and an explanation of each mural. We decided to do our own tour due to lack of time and the guide list offers sufficient information for us to read on our own. We covered 14 Murals, leaving out the last three much further south. Most of it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My 20 year old daughter and I did the Mural Mile South walking tour on a hot June Saturday. The murals themselves are fascinating, and our tour guide's knowledge of historical and cultural context added much to our experience. Philadelphia is fortunate to have this wonderful program, it really enriches the city. Highly recommend this tour for visitors and locals... More 

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Tiffin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

What happens when you upgrade graffiti? you can get wonderful murals and create joyful feelings. Well worth the time to take a tour of these murals - something different, something cool, except for the murals which are hot.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I was disappointed that they didn't cover all of the murals we passed on the tour and they only went as far south as South Street. I thought they would cover more of the South Philadelphia murals. There are four steps to get into the trolley with railing on both side made it easy for my disabled friend. The narrator... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Address: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), 128 N. Broad Street Hamilton Building, Front Lobby, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone Number: +1 215-925-3633
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia

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