Come experience Philadelphia's beautiful, historic, World Heritage city through the eyes of an architect. Beginning at Elfreth's Alley, the oldest, continuously occupied residencial street in the United States, this organized and thought provoking tour winds its way through Old City, visiting Christ Church, the Franklin Ghost House and the buildings on Independence Mall. As we head towards Washington Square, we'll see examples of Greek and Egyptian Revival, and Italianate styles. Finally, we'll head into Society Hill, where we will explore styles from Georgian and Federal all the way to Modern building styles and even sites still under construction.
Reid Addis is a Registered Architect who has lived in the City of Philadelphia since 1978. While practicing architecture, he began teaching courses from 1980-1990 at Temple University, including a course on the History of Philadelphia Architecture. After taking a walking tour with famed City Planner Ed Bacon, Reid was inspired to give his students similar tours of the city. Currently residing in the Old City area of Philadelphia, Reid would love to introduce you to his city.
Step 1. Click 'Go Now' to request a tour that starts right away. Click 'Schedule Tour' to send a request for a time in the future.
*Your credit card will not be charged until the guide accepts the request.*
Step 2. If the guide is available, they will accept the tour request. Either way, we will notify you via email/text within 5 minutes for 'Go Now' requests and within 24 hours for 'Schedule Tour' requests.
Step 3. If you have chosen 'Go Now', your guide will immediately leave to come meet you and start your tour. If you have scheduled a tour, you'll receive a reminder 24 hours in advance of the start time
Step 4. After the guide accepts the tour request, we'll send you a text/email with a confirmation code. When the guide arrives, you'll give the guide that confirmation code to start the tour.
Step 5. Enjoy!
(up to 4 people)