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“Great way to learn about Philadelphia neighborhoods- excellent tour”

Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia - Mural Tours
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Two-Hour Mural Mile Philadelphia Walking Tour
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Philadelphia Love Letter Art Tour via Elevated Train
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Owner description: Come see our amazing collection of murals and other public artwork! The City of Murals is now available for guided tours all year long. Please check our Tour Calendar to see the latest offerings open to the public. A mural tour is a world-class experience for the whole family and any group.All mural tour proceeds benefit Philadelphia Mural Arts Program initiatives. We appreciate your support, please join us soon!
Denver, Colorado, United States
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“Great way to learn about Philadelphia neighborhoods- excellent tour”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

There is so much history in Philadelphia and lots of things to see but this tour is definitely worth while. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the project, the artists and the neighborhoods where the murals are located. After the tour, I find myself "seeing" murals that have always been there but I just hadn't noticed.

Visited June 2013
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Columbia, Maryland
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“Love Letters Train Mural Tour”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This tour was very interesting, and we would highly recommend it.
During this 90-minute tour, the group gets on and off the train several times to view the murals and remains on the platform for about 10 minutes before boarding the next train. So, dress appropriately for the weather. The tour guide was extremely well informed about the history of the mural program and stories behind each of the murals.

Visited December 2012
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Bridgewater
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31 reviews
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“Walking tour near Drexel University..highly recommend”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Our family of three took the walking tour called Murals and Sculptures on a crisp fall Saturday morning. It turned out to be a private tour--the rest of the group never showed up. Rich was informative about the neighborhood, artists and sculptures along the route. Our daughter is a student at Drexel at the medical campus and the tour stayed within 6 blocks of her classroom building. It was fun hearing about the sculptures that we had driven by or to have things pointed out that we had not noticed before. I think ithe tour gave her more meaning to her Philly experience at Drexel. Also, highly recommend the Love Letters tour this group runs. Looking forward to doing a bike tour with the group in the spring. (Thought the 90 minute tour was great from start to finish)

Visited October 2013
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Flemington, New Jersey
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Walking the Mural Mile”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Shared a great afternoon with a group of friends walking The Mural Mile in Philadelphia. Before starting out, our excellent volunteer guide shared with us the history of the Mural Project, which began in the 1980s as a way to involve local youth in filling city walls with art instead of graffiti.Philadelphia has over 3000 murals and on our walking tour we explored 15. The guide provided fascinating details about each mural. We walked about two miles through center city.
We also met one of the artists who designs and supervises the painting of the murals. This is a great way to explore this historic city.

Visited October 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Trolley tour”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

The tour was interesting, we saw many of the master pieces. The only bad point was that we couldn't take picture while driving, so maybe doing a walking tour or a biking tour would be better.

Visited August 2013
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