Walking Tour of Philadelphia Historic Jewish Quarter


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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Come see where the turn of the 20th century Jewish immigrants lived, worked, prayed and played. Includes synagogues, banks, bakeries, schools. Dr. Schatz is an expert in Philadelphia Jewish History and shares his own family story as we point out the various buildings and institutions in the neighborhood. We usually can enter at least one currently active synagogue (depends on their hours), as well as the local Jewish kosher bakery. Snacks on your own, and donations at the synagogue are welcome.


South Street was the commercial hub of the immigrant Jewish quarter. We walk through the neighborhoods both north and south of it, stopping to see various former and current synagogues, the Hebrew school, immigrant bank, bath houses, theaters, union halls, restaurants and a currently open kosher Jewish bakery.
We begin our walking tour along Spruce and Pine Streets in the Society Hill Neighborhood. We see Mikveh Israel Cemetery, Vilna Shul, and Society Hill Synagogue.
Our walking tour is just to the south of Independence National Historic Park. It is easy to include the Jewish Quarter Walking tour when you visit the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Constitution Museum, or the National Museum of American Jewish History.


admission to various synagogues- dependent upon their current policies



Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • 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.