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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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Great way to see the city and learn about the city's relationship with art

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Medford, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Jane Golden has done an amazing job of building the Mural Arts Program! This tour of the Mural Masterpieces-West was a thorough sampling of different types of art, organizations which participated, history, philanthropy, neighborhoods and the Mural Arts Program itself. However, our tour guide was not really prepared for this tour. She was at her best when she was talking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We went on walking tour of various murals in the area. It was interesting to learn about how this program evolved and the various people involved in the Mural project. We were surprised at how many thousands of murals are in Phili. I enjoyed looking at them, but was getting hot and thirsty. So be sure to dress comfortably with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the tour and I found the guide invaluable not only finding the murals, but in pointing out many details and nuances that you wouldn't notice on your own. I didn't know any of the artists as some in the tour group. I didn't find the background of the artists interesting however as most of the projects were recovery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

With one of the four of us acting as the driver, we were skilfully navigated through this city of Murals by a professional guide from the Program - a very skilled narrator who helped us to understand all aspects of the Mural Arts Program. We were completely enthralled. Whatever your mode of transportation, please do this tour. It will help... More 

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harrisburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We followed a map that we found online and walked by many of the murals. Loved the idea of decorating the entire side or end of a building like this! The ideas and themes of each were so varied. You can type in a code found by the title listed on the building or the nearby sign, and hear more... More 

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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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