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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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Best walking tour we've done in a long time!

I knew I wanted us (family of four) to do a Mural Arts tour as Philadelphia is famous for its murals, but wow did we get lucky. It was a bitterly cold day and Tish, our phenomenal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Superior, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew I wanted us (family of four) to do a Mural Arts tour as Philadelphia is famous for its murals, but wow did we get lucky. It was a bitterly cold day and Tish, our phenomenal guide, kept us moving and as warm as possible. Tish also made a point of talking with us (my family) and the sole... More 

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our first time using the Mural Arts tour. What a great time. We chose a trolley tour. Great visibility. A fantastic driver and a superb guide. Ellen seemed knowledgeable beyond any expectations. We will definitly do another of the tours another time.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We took the Love Letters tour offered by the Mural Arts Program. The Love Letters were conceived by a single artist, being a series of witty love notes on murals visible from a ride on the l-train, with content linked to the locations. In addition to those visible in transit, a number can be viewed more carefully at stops along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Philadelphia had over 4,000 wall murals--more than any other city in the world. The Mural Arts Program runs regular bus/trolley tours with well-informed guides. Three of us went on a two-hour tour covering the western portion of north and west Philadelphia. Our guide was greatly engaging and informative. Tourists and locals alike would find these tours a wonderful thing to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I was in Philadelphia for a meeting. One of the organizers offered us a chance to go on a walking tour of the murals in a particular neighborhood. We had a fabulous young guide who was very knowledgeable, brought it all alive and had a great historic sense. The murals were incredible. Many of them reflected social activism, some were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We went on a Mural Arts Trolley Tour one hot Saturday in August. The trolley was fine until the AirCon broke down. The driver was excellent; the tour guide was somewhat underwhelming: lack of knowledge, and belaboured only the points about which she knew. I would recommend the trolley tour though as it covered a wide range of the city,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Visiting some of these murals was one of the most visceral experiences I have had. It moved me to tears. The art work is nothing short of amazing, and the messages they contain are so moving, indicating that art was their way to reintegration into society. A must see if you are in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We took the Mural Arts Masterpieces Tour-West on a Saturday morning. The selection of murals seen on this particular tour are true masterpieces with messages and lessons for everyone in the community to enjoy and learn from over and over again. We are native Philadelphians ( and proud of it!), but this tour went through sections of the city we... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Would highly recommend the walking mural arts walk. We did it self guided with the downloaded audio at each mural which give you a candid view of the mural often in the actual words of the artist. You can find the way to listen on posts next to the mural. Of course the murals were gorgeous but what was neat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

My husband and I spent a delightful, albeit it hot, Saturday afternoon on the Mural Mile Walking Tour with Nancy. Nancy is extremely knowledgable and very personable. I found her presentation to be very engaging, friendly, and interactive. We really enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend the tour. I'm disappointed we didn't have time to tack on some of their... More 

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