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    South Street & Penn’s Landing

    The natural energy that radiates off an area is one that does not happen very often. There is such a gravitating beauty when everything and everyone vibes together. Come cherish and embrace this type of environment with this South Street/Penn's Landing Photography Tour and class. Along Philadelphia’s South Street, visitors and residents, teenagers and adults, preppies and punk rockers, artists and attorneys all mix seamlessly together. The street is always buzzing no matter if you visit on a Tuesday afternoon or a Friday night. This tour is the perfect blend for those who want to photograph people, unique architecture and street life. Once you explore South Street and take all the photos you want, you will walk over the South Street Bridge to Penn's Landing on the Delaware River. You'll enjoy a relaxing time seeing a river view, interesting monuments, historic naval vessels, and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. This will bring you face to face with a variety of photographic opportunities. You will have feelings of satisfaction and awe after this breathtaking tour that will last you a lifetime!
    South Street & Penn’s Landing

    2800 South St Schuylkill River, Philadelphia

    • Take off on a photography tour along Philadelphia's South Street
    • Walk over the South Street Bridge to Penn's Landing on the Delaware River
    • Experience wonderful views of interesting monuments, historic naval vessels, and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge
    • Embrace a day with photogenic opportunities and unique street life and architecture
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    Horticultural Center + Shofuso House & Garden Photo Tour

    Are you tired of photographing the same things over and over again? If you are, then this tour will give you just what you need to spice up your portfolio! The Horticultural Center and Shofuso Japanese House and garden offers wonderful opportunities to photograph a traditional Japanese House and Garden on the grounds of the Horticultural Center with its own gardens, majestic trees, greenhouses, and fountain. The Shofuso House and Gardens embodies Japanese traditional values by the melding of history and culture. The Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house and garden that was built in Japan in 1953 using traditional techniques and materials. It was moved from the courtyard at the Museum of Modern Art in New York to Philadelphia in 1958, to the site of several previous Japanese structures and gardens dating to the 1876 Centennial Exposition. On this tour you will walk through this site and have the opportunity to photograph the beautiful and breathtaking area. Along the way, you will increase your knowledge by learning useful tips and tricks on how to take the best photos that will last you a lifetime. Happy capturing!
    Horticultural Center + Shofuso House & Garden Photo Tour

    100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia

    • Embark on a photography tour of The Horticultural Center and Shofuso Japanese House and capture its remarkable beauty
    • Photograph a traditional Japanese House and Garden
    • Witness the beauty, history, and culture that this center embodies
    • Enjoy a day of adventure and discovery that will last you a lifetime
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    Museum of Art + Schuylkill River Banks

    Philadelphia has a rich history, one which has some of the most iconic landmarks. This photography class and tour is for those interested in seeing one of Philadelphia’s most photogenic locations on the banks of the Schuylkill River. You will kick your tour off at the bottom of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Rocky steps and you will walk around the Art Museum, and the Fairmount Water Works. History will really come to life as you have the opportunity to photograph the inspiring Rocky Statue and embrace the beauty that lives within this area. Then you will proceed along the Schuylkill River Bank. You will be able to explore the area, enjoy wonderful views of Philadelphia’s skyline, Boat House Row and the wide variety of flora and fauna on the banks of the Schuylkill River, and take photographs of the amazing and breathtaking views. After this tour you will gain many irreplaceable photos and memories that will be everlasting!
    Museum of Art + Schuylkill River Banks

    Spring Garden St, Philadelphia

    • Embark on a photography tour of Philadelphia's most photogenic location
    • Walk around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and photograph the beautiful Rocky Statue
    • Take in the wonderful views of the Philadelphia skyline and the Boat House Row
    • Treat yourself to a day of adventure and exploration that will last you a lifetime
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    Philadelphia Ghost Tours

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    Philadelphia may be the Cradle of Liberty, but it's also a city spooked by true ghastly stories! Come experience the haunted side of the city that inspired Edgar Allan Poe to write "The Murders of Rue Morgue" and "The Raven"; a city frightening enough to contain Bram Stoker's research for "Dracula" and inspire David Lynch's "Eraserhead." Following your expert local guide as you discover the haunted history of the nation's most historic city, hear accounts of love lured specters, tormented souls of war, and the sorrowful woes of traitors and the repentant dead at Old St. Mary's and Old St. Joe's. Visit notable locations like Independence Hall, City Tavern, Washington Square, and Dr. Physick's House, with potential sightings of desecrating German Soldiers, tragic Edgar Allan Poe, and Bishop White's murderous cook, and maybe even a dancing Ben Franklin!
    Philadelphia Ghost Tours

    239 Arch St, Philadelphia

    • Discover the haunted history of The City of Brotherly Love on this guided walking tour
    • Hear the real stories of tormented souls of war and the sorrowful woes of traitors and the repentant dead
    • Snap photos of Independence Hall, City Tavern, Washington Square, and Dr. Physick's House
    • Potentially catch a glimpse of famed Philadelphia haunts like the dancing ghost of Ben Franklin
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    Specialty Tours - Amish Experience

    Ever wish you could just unplug for a while? Why not take a trip to Amish country, and leave all the wires behind! Your journey begins with transportation to Amtrak's famed 30th Street Station, where you'll take a choo-choo ride to Lancaster. Then? Spend your day sightseeing, shopping and sampling! Your itinerary includes a visit to an Amish homestead, a motorcoach tour of Lancaster's scenic back roads, and stops at an Amish bakery and quilt store. You'll have plenty of options for lunch, including a home-cooked meal composed of traditional Amish grub! You'll also enjoy an F/X Theatre Presentation of "Jacob's Choice." So, maybe you won't be completely unplugged!
    Specialty Tours - Amish Experience

    2955 Market St, Philadelphia

    • Escape to Lancaster's Amish Country for a relaxed touring experience
    • Visit an Amish homestead, and shop in Amish stores and bakeries
    • Watch an F/X theater presentation of Jacob's Choice
    • Enjoy a round-trip train ride from Amtrak's historic 30th Street Station
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    Midtown Jazz Jam

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    Too hip to be square? If you enjoy slick jazz music rife with impromptu grooves and jams, then this Midtown Jazz Jam is worth checking out! Adding to the fun, this chic Philly venue -- Time Restaurant -- features an abundance of "cool cat" ambiance, not to mention scrumptious food, and a sweet Whiskey Bar and Taproom! All in all, it's the perfect spot for hip socialites to rub elbows and an exciting storm of grooviness!
    Midtown Jazz Jam

    1315 Sansom St, Philadelphia

    • Treat yourself to a jazz jam event that will blow your mind
    • Discover one of Philly's hippest restaurants and bars
    • Enjoy a delicious selection of great food and drinks
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    Historic and Haunted Pub Tour

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    Spend a fun and fascinating evening socializing and learning about Philadelphia's dark side on this pub crawl. Your guide will entertain you with stories of pirates, ghosts and gangsters such as Al Capone and Leo Lanzetti on this tour that takes you to at least three local taverns. Savor a free beer, shot and snack; take advantage of drink specials; and answer trivia questions to win more free beer. This tour is the perfect way to learn more about Philadelphia while enjoying a relaxing night out meeting new people! Your pub crawl begins at Independence Visitor Center where you can make your way to the pubs to access exclusive drink specials. Once everyone's settled, you'll receive your complimentary beer, shot and snack.

    Relax with your food and drink and get to know the rest of your group, while your knowledgeable guide periodically regales you with spooky and scandalous tales from Philadelphia's history. After a couple of hours, hit the streets and walk to two more historic taverns.

    At each bar, you'll be eligible for drink specials and have time to mix and mingle with your group as your guide shares more anecdotes about Philadelphia's past. Learn about pirates, ghosts, and Prohibition gangsters including Al Capone, Mickey Duffy, Waxey Gordon and Leo Lanzetti who fought to control the city's liquor trade.

    Throughout your tour, your guide will also lead icebreakers and drinking games. Plus, you'll have the chance to answer trivia questions and win free drinks!

    Your historic and haunted pub crawl includes about 8 blocks of walking and wraps up around 10pm at Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square. From there, it's easy to keep exploring the city's nightlife with your new friends!
    Historic and Haunted Pub Tour

    1 North Independence Mall W, Philadelphia

    • Enjoy a pub crawl of Philadelphia including the city's most historic and haunted taverns
    • Visit three taverns and enjoy plenty of time drinking and socializing on this festive walking tour
    • Learn about pirates, tavern spirits and bootleggers from Philadelphia's colorful history
    • Enjoy drink specials at each bar and play trivia games to win free drinks
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    Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour

    Dare to visit more than 15 of Philly's frights and sights on a ghoulish outdoor walking adventure. Walk the cobblestone streets of historic Philadelphia and catch the Spirits of '76 come alive.

    Hear chilling stories about the Spirits of '76, featuring:

    • Haunted Facts - Hear stories about the Master of the Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, who used to reside in Philadelphia and learn about Leo Callahan, the only prisoner to escape from Eastern State Penitentiary and never be captured!
    • Haunted Folklore - Learn about the legendary ghosts that inhabit Independence Hall, the spirits of Carpenters' Hall, the dancing statue of Benjamin Franklin at Library Hall and paranormal Pine Street happenings.
    • Haunted Movie Sets - See famous film locations from big screen thrillers such as The Sixth Sense, Shooter, National Treasure and more!

    This tour is seasonal and operates from April to November.

    Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour

    North Philadelphia, Philadelphia

    • Visit more than 15 of Philly's frights and sights on a ghoulish outdoor walking adventure
    • Hear chilling tales about the Spirits of '76, featuring stories about the Master of the Macabre and Edgar Allan Poe
    • Discover haunted folklore, including the legendary ghosts that inhabit Independence Hall
    • See famous film locations from big screen thrillers such as The Sixth Sense and Shooter
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    Markets, Mosaics, and Magic Tour

    Take on the diversity of Philly in the best way possible – local style! Begin your Philadelphia neighbourhood tour on the ever-colourful South Street. Follow your local guide through the streets of the Bella Vista neighbourhood for your first glimpse of some beautiful mosaics. We’ll swing by a historic deli, duck into a tempting bakery, and marvel at the sights, smells, and sounds of the famous Italian Market. Art, culture, diversity and of course, the spirit of Rocky lives on in South Philly! Join this Philadelphia tour to see just how eclectic this gritty city is. From Jewish delis to Italian markets, churches, cemeteries, and public art, South Philly is a slice of the real Philly.
    Markets, Mosaics, and Magic Tour

    S 9th St,, Philadelphia

    • Discover the hidden gems of some of the most historic neighborhoods in the country
    • Admire Isaiah Zagar’s beautiful one-of-a-kind mosaics at the Magic Gardens
    • Wander among the colourful stalls and enjoy the tastes of the shops, cafes, and restaurants at the world-famous Italian Market
    • Take a glimpse into one of the city’s most charming neighbourhoods and finish on Philly's eclectic South Street
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    History in HD Tour

    Feed your mind and your belly simultaneously on this Philadelphia city tour. On this tour, you’ll bypass the usual tourist spots and sends you back to school on the university campuses. Don't worry, there won't be an exam at the end — there'll be a drink instead!
    History in HD Tour

    101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia

    • Explore a history-drenched neighborhood and view some of the iconic sights
    • Get a whistle-stop tour of all the major Philadelphia sights, as well as a couple of hidden gems
    • Absorb the rich historical significance of landmarks
    • Visit local businesses and watering holes
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