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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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North and South Tours Available

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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Madison, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I had wanted to take this tour for many years and unfortunately I was a little disappointed with the mile walking tour. I think the quality of the tour depends on the guide and while our guide was very nice and knowledgeable, our tour ended after only an hour and 5 minutes and at the Independence Visitors Center which is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I just wanted to mention that Philadelphia has the best Murals in the World and the way that the program incorporates the youth is completely amazing....I had the opportunity to work with this program along with some youths from our school and the attentiveness by the children to complete the task was wonderful to see...So the next time you are... More 

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There is plenty of history and art to see in Philadelphia, but if you'd like to explore what's happening now I encourage you to take a tour with the Mural Arts Program. There are over 1000 murals painted or mosaiced in public spaces in the city and a tour is a great way to see some of them. It was... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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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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