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Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia - Mural Tours

901 Market Street, 2nd Level, Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-925-3633
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Ranked #14 of 78 Activities in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I spent a fabulous morning doing the walking tour - I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm from the UK and don't know Philadelphia so it was a really good way not just to see some really interesting art, but to see different areas of the city and really get a feel for the place. Our guide, Ben, knew so much and... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We took the Sunday walking tour around center city and were shown around 15 murals. Though we have been in this area countless number of times, we had never noticed these beautiful murals. Our guide, Ben G., was extremely knowledgeable and friendly - at the end of two and half hours, we knew we had really gotten our money's worth!

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Gloversville, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went on the 2 hour trolley tour to learn about and see the many murals and it was worthwhile. The cars are typical, not super comfy. Most windows open but there's no air conditioning. The murals are wonderful. Very worthwhile. Bettina was a great guide.

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A nice and entertaining experience on summer day experiencing the great mural artwork of the city. I recommend going online and printing the map and using the free call in system to get fact on each work.

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Delaware, USA
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195 reviews 195 reviews
38 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The trolley tour narrated by Carol was just delightful! She is a wealth of information. The trolley was very comfortable, but a bit stuffy as the A/C wasn't reaching the back. The murals are magnificent and I wouldn't have seen them otherwise!

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

An art group of people who volunteer to teach art appreciation in our schools gathered to ride the trolly through center city area and view the fantastic art work of local artists on outdoor buildings. Amazing! My only regret is 1) these are painted on outside buildings and I fear the elements eventually destroying them- 2) the schedule for taking... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had been to Philadelphia before but returned on the recommendation of friends to do the tour of the murals. We were not disappointed and would recommend the tour to everyone. Adults and kids alike will enjoy the fun of "discovering" the next mural as you follow the route. The murals are wonderful pieces of art made more interesting by... More

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D.C.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

On my recent visit to Philly, we were unable to take a group tour so we booked a private mural tour. Our guide Benjamin was very friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgable and made the 2 hour Mural Mile walking tour entertaining. We learned so much that we would never have known otherwise about the meaning behind the artwork. Highly recommend this... More

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Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Philadelphia is the outdoor mural capital of the world with more than 2,500 murals on the sides of buildings around the city. Originally started to combat urban graffitti, the Philadelphia Mural Arts program operates from a small spartan studio in the Gallery Shopping Mall on Market Street while splashing gorgeous and fantastic visions of possible worlds in unlikely and unlooked... More

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Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My original plan was to take the Mural Walking Tour. However, as things go, I messed up the address and didn't arrive on time. Instead I took the Love Letters tour. The tour takes you into West Philadelphia via subway where you view the art work of created by Stephen Powers. According to our phenomenal and knowledgeable guide, Emily, the... More

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