Philadelphia's Lost Waterfront: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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This self-guided audio tour explores the north-central Philadelphia waterfront, focusing on what remains of this historic locale after the installation of Interstate I-95 in the 1970s, and relating (among other things) how early Quaker settlers lived in caves along the waterfront.
Keep in mind that this area was where wheeling and dealing went on to encourage local, regional and national enterprise. It was where early American capitalists made their fortunes. It was where the individual American colonies were crafted into a nation. And it was also where terrible urban contagions began.
Your guide is historian, writer and tour guide Harry Kyriakodis. He has what is likely the largest private collection of books about the City of Brotherly Love: about 2700 titles, new and old. He's also a founding/certified member of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides and has lived at Pier 3 Condominium at Penn’s Landing since 1997.


The tour begins outside Christ Church.
The tour passes Penn's Landing.
The tour passes several piers including the Race Street Pier.
The tour passes under the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
The tour passes Cavanaugh's River Deck.
The tour passes the Wood Street Steps.
The tour takes you down Elfreth's Alley.


VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Lifetime access to this tour in English
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata


Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Smartphone and headphones
Food and drink

Additional Information

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

This product can not be cancelled, amended or refunded.