Philly Gayborhood and LGBTQ History Walking Tour


Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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Learn about the people and places that have made Philadelphia one of the most queer-friendly cities in the world during this guided “Gayborhood” walking tour. Highlights include antiwar and LGBTQ activist Kiyoshi Kuromiya, Barbara Gittings, the “Mother of Lesbian and Gay Liberation,” and Gloria Casarez, Philadelphia’s first director of LGBT affairs. Upgrade to include a private tour for five people or more.


A queer-focused “Gayborhood” walking tour of Philadelphia
Pay tribute to the city’s most prominent LGBTQ activists and leaders
Learn about the evolution of Pride, from protest to parade
Upgrade for a private tour experience with 5 people minimum


See the Pride and Progress mural on the side of the William Way LGBTQ Community Center.
On the side of Writer's Block Rehab (local qpoc owned bar), see two incredible murals of queer icons.
Visit the oldest continuously operating LGBTQ-focused bookstore in the country.
See what the heart of the Gayborhood consisted of and the location of Philadelphia's oldest Gay bars


Tour Guide

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.