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Philadelphia Architecture: Discover Every American Style on a GPS Audio Tour provided by VoiceMap Philadelphia

Philadelphia Architecture: Discover Every American Style on a GPS Audio Tour

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All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.
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Updated 05/10/20
Overview
Join me on a self-guided GPS audio tour that’ll open your eyes to the full range of Philadelphia’s architecture, spanning every American style from the 1850s to the present. One of the richest periods artistically, it was also one of the wealthiest. Mark Twain called these years the “Gilded Age” because America’s economy boomed and vast fortunes were rapidly made. Gilded Age styles like Second Empire Baroque, High Victorian Gothic and Romanesque all compete for your attention on this tour. The styles they gave way to as we entered the 20th century are eye catching too, like Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and International Style. Then from the 1970s we enter the Postmodern era, where almost anything goes architecturally – and that’s where we still find ourselves today. Along the way, I’ll tell you plenty of interesting but not strictly architectural stories about Philadelphia and its buildings too.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - PAFA
    118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Before arrival, please install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace. Detailed starting point instructions are available after downloading.
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  • Pass by
    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
    Masonic Temple
    City Hall Visitor Center
    The Union League of Philadelphia
    Academy of Music
    One Liberty Observation Deck
    Penn Center/Suburban Station
    Love Park
  • You'll end at
    Love Park
    Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    The tour ends at Love Park.
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Departure Point
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - PAFA, 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
Duration
90–120 minutes
Return Details
Love Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
Inclusions
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Exclusions
  • Food and drink
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Key Details
  • Duration: 90–120 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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