The Great 12-Hour Tour, A Totally Free Tour Of The Entire City Of Philadelphia, Returns This Weekend, Saturday, September 27

Great 12-Hour Tour Philadelphia
The 2014 Great 12-Hour Tour takes you on a day-long exploration of the city from river to river, led by experts from the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides. (Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia)

This weekend, discover an amazing array of Philadelphia’s museums, cultural venues, historic sites and organizations in a single day on the annual Great 12-Hour Tour.

This Saturday, September 27, embark on a free, ambitious 12-hour walking tour of Philadelphia led by members of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides, some of the most knowledgable tour guides in the city.

The four-part walking tour traverses the city from river to river, Vine Street to Pine Street, and touches on nearly every section of the city. It’s an incredible opportunity to take in the town, as each phase of the tour visits as many as 20 to 25 cultural and historic sites.

Don’t worry, though, attendees are invited to hop-on and hop-off at any point.

You can walk the tour from 8 a.m. to its 8 p.m. finish, or join in any segment of the tour. Plus, there are opportunities for refreshments and rest rooms at each staging area.

The exploration begins at the National Constitution Center at 8 a.m. with a walk through the historic sites of Old City. The tour continues on to Society Hill (11 a.m.), through Market East (2 p.m.) and concludes with a stroll past the cultural institutions along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (5 p.m.).

Attendees are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure for each phase of the tour. Advance registration is recommended and free of charge.

For a complete map of the Great 12-Hour Tour, see below.

For more details and to register for one or all four parts of the Great Tour, check right here.

Don’t miss this chance for an epic tour of the town.

The Great 12-Hour Tour
When: Saturday, September 27, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free
More info: www.phillyguides.org

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