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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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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 interactive tour with iPhone was highlight of our trip

We walked most of Philly based on the muralarts.org self-guided mural arts tour. Arts education based vacation!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We walked most of Philly based on the muralarts.org self-guided mural arts tour. Arts education based vacation!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Phildelphia's 3600 murals are astounding. Take an informative and comfortable guided tours of a few of them with this group.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This past week, our school, Drexel University's English Language Center, organized a private Mural Arts Program Trolley Tour for its international students. Our guide, Marjorie, was warm, friendly, and very knowledgeable - both about the murals and about Philadelphia and its history and culture. She was also very helpful; she contacted me (the coordinator) ahead of time to exchange phone... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program has become a world leader in public art and community involvement with the amazing 4,000 murals it has supported now gracing the exterior walls of all types of buildings. Many of them, like "Building the City" above, use trompe l'oeil techniques that make you look twice: where does the building end and the mural begin?! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We had a wonderful, enthusiastic tour guide. This is a good way to see some local art and get a "sense" of the city that's a little different than a typical historic tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

If you walk up to the first mural (7th and Chestnut) there is a URL for the map of the tour and there is even a cell phone audio tour if you want some explanations of the murals. We (me and boyfriend) started around 6pm so we didn't do the cell phone portion because it was getting dark. But it... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My friends and I decided to take this tour with the hopes of learning about the meaning behind some of Philly's great murals, as well as some information about the artists. Our tour guide was a bit pretentious, and heavily spoke about the Mural Art's process/community engagement behind the murals. While I think that this is an AMAZING aspect to... More 

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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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