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Downtown Walking Tour: Upper Penn-Liberty Corridor
October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am$20
Friday, October 13
10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
$20.00 per person
This tour is limited to 20 participants. Tickets will not be available after 11:30 p.m. on October 12.
Purchase a ticket below.
There is much to admire on this tour of the compact area bounded by Penn and Liberty Avenues and Ninth and Tenth Streets in Downtown, where commerce and rail transportation merged in the late 19th century. The vast majority of the historic commercial buildings in this area were constructed between 1884 and 1916, at the height of the Gilded Age. The tour explores this ravishing architectural legacy, as well as preservation’s important role in bringing vitality back to the district. Contemporary landmarks that seal the district’s identity as a microcosm of Downtown’s commerce and culture round out our tour.
Tour Meeting Point: Outside the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Downtown
Tour Ending Point: August Wilson African American Cultural Center
Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time in order to ensure that the tour gets underway on time. Dress for the weather (PHLF tours proceed rain or shine!), and wear comfortable shoes. By purchasing a ticket for this tour, you acknowledge that you are physically able to undertake the tour, assume all personal risk during the tour, consent to being photographed during the tour, and permit PHLF to use your image in our communications.
This tour is handicap accessible. Please notify us of your needs two business days in advance of the tour.