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Self-Guided Walking Tours in Philly

A group of people walking through the streets of Philadelphia on a walking tour

No matter your interest or the amount of time you have, Philadelphia offers something for everyone. Great for solo excursions or small groups, these self-guided explorations (many of which are free!) are an excellent way to uncover interesting facts about Philadelphia — and encounter surprises along the way.

The Mural Mile Leisure Walking Tour

See how Philadelphia earned its “City of Murals” moniker on one of Mural Arts’ self-guided tours! The Mural Mile tour guides users to 50 Center City murals mostly on or near Broad Street. There is another walking tour called Love Letter Market Frankford Trail Line which follows 30 lovely West Philly murals that can be viewed from the elevated Market Frankford subway line or on foot. Or create your own tour using the site’s mobile-friendly interactive map (then learn more about specific artworks here).

Historic Architecture Self-Guided Tour

Known for their in-depth guided tours of Philly architecture, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia also offers three self-guided walking tours. There is so much history in just the Rittenhouse Square area alone. Learn about Philadelphia history through looking at beautiful architecture.

Laurel Hill Cemetery Tour

Admission is free, and guests are invited to visit Laurel Hill at their leisure for self-guided walking and driving tours, exercise, nature walks, dog-walking (with a leash), biking, picnics, or relaxation. This historic Northwest Philly cemetery has picturesque views of the Schuylkill River. Download the cemetery’s free app and venture out on one of three themed tours. It’s a great chance to take a bike ride down Kelly Drive as well!

Learn more about living the Dockside lifestyle in Philadelphia! Contact us to schedule an in person or virtual tour by phone at 215.416.2563, email mdhomich@residencesatdockside.com or through our website contact page. We are able to offer tours by appointment only. In the meantime, check out our spacious floor plans to find the perfect condo for your lifestyle. We hope to hear from you soon!

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