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Emergence of a Modern Metropolis: Philadelphia

Thursday October 9th: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Saturday October 11th - October 12th: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Tuesday October 14th: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Thursday October 16th: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Ticket Price: $20

Experience the transformation of Philadelphia from an engine of industry to a 21st century capital of business and culture. This walking tour explores Philadelphia's diverse range of architectural styles and building technologies from the 1860s to the present, detailing the social, economic, and political forces that shaped the modern cityscape. Tours depart from the Center at 2pm sharp and last for two hours.

Highlights include the spectacular Victorian interior of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; the soaring central court of Philadelphia's first department store, Wanamaker's; and the atrium of the Comcast Center, Philadelphia's tallest skyscraper.