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Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia - Mural Tours


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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...more
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad Street Hamilton Building, Front Lobby, Philadelphia, PA 19102
+1 215-925-3633
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

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!

5  Thank Flamboyance60
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Philadelphia is known for its murals and we decided to go on the masterpiece tour. We were very excited but the tour definitely did not meet up with the most basic of expectations. The tour took place in a trolley that was noisy and uncomfortable....More

4  Thank 12shoes
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We booked a private driving tour; two hours long. It was perfect for our needs. Our guide knew it was our first trip to Philadelphia so he really personalized the tour. We learned so much in such a short two hours. There is no way...More

Thank easygoingwesternUS
Reviewed September 3, 2018

I traveled via train from Maryland to Philly on September 2nd to get a taste of the mural arts for which the city is known. There were about 16 visitors in the group. Tour guide Caroll was passionate and articulate about her city and public...More

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We did the southern loop and found it to be a very long walk for murals that were not impressive. Maybe the fact that there was a heat wave and we walked in 100 degree weather had something to so qith it, bit after seeing...More

Thank MRevuelta2015
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We took the trolley tour of the murals. The guide was so fantastic! She knew everything about the murals and we were very touched to hear her tell the stories about the murals of the jail population and then, down the street, the story about...More

2  Thank grand old girl B
Reviewed June 11, 2018

This was a really fun and informative way to learn more about the murals that are all over the city. It inspired me to do a self-guided tour to find more of the beautiful murals in other areas of the city. Be sure to wear...More

1  Thank katsem
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Took the Love Letter Train tour on Sunday and loved it. The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. The murals are sweet and it was a great couple activity. We enjoyed the other couples as much as the murals. Great to be with others enjoying their...More

Thank BKP60
Reviewed May 28, 2018

While in Philly for the HoagieNation festival, we did the Love Letters elevated train tour. This is a great way to see parts of Philly and to ride the public transportation system (SEPTA). The tour begins at PAFA with a brief introduction to the mural...More

1  Thank KTBNY
Reviewed May 14, 2018

I took the Mural Mile walking tour with Mike. He was a terrific guide and really helped us understand the inspiration behind the mural arts project in Philadelphia. It's a great story, and each of the murals we visited had an interesting back story which...More

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed May 12, 2018

The bus arrived late...then pulled up across a busy boulevard so we had to run like ducklings across traffic. The bus driver was new and drove with one hand on the wheel and the other clutching a sheaf of papers that listed directions. She had...More

Thank chitownsue1246
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Granted, it was almost too cold to walk, and looking at murals is much more fun on sunny days...It was nice, but compared to other cities not extraordinary...

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