South Philadelphia Art and Murals Small-Group Walking Tour

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USD4900

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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About

Philadelphia is famous for its murals—and on this small-group walking tour of two South Philly neighborhoods, you can look forward to discovering some of the city’s top public artworks. Meet your guide in the afternoon on South Street and head off to see colorful art in the Queen Village and Bella Vista neighborhoods. Then, finish with a trip to the Magic Garden, an immersive sculptural environment.

Highlights

This small-group tour offers sightseeing on a personal scale
See some of the best examples of Philadelphia’s public artworks
Head off the tourist trail when you explore two South Philly neighborhoods
A portion of the ticket cost benefits local arts organizations

Itinerary

Your tour starts on South Street - one of the most vibrant and eclectic neighborhoods of Philadelphia. From here, your guide will lead you through the surrounding neighborhoods, weaving through hidden alleys that are home to quaint homes and incredible public art.
Throughout your tour, you'll weave in and out of the streets and alleys of Bella Vista, the neighborhood surrounding the Italian Market and Magic Gardens. Here, you'll see how Philadelphia's first suburb has changed in the last 200+ years, including beautiful homes, gardens, and public art.
Unlike anything you've seen or experienced before, visiting the Magic Gardens is to take a trip into Wonderland. This incredible larger-than-life 3D art installation is the life's work of Isaiah Zagar - and a living piece where he still works regularly. Merging the profound with the ridiculous, the philosophical with the everyday, Zagar captures the imagination with his work - showing us how many men's trash can become our collective treasure. Once we arrive, you'll have as much time as you want to explore the space. When your official tour time is up, you're welcome to stay for longer, or venture out onto South Street for a different type of colorful experience.

Inclusions

Admission to the Philadelphia Magic Gardens
Local, English-speaking guide
A donation to a local community art organization

Exclusions

Gratuities
Additional food and drink
Souvenirs or personal shopping

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
  • 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.