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VoiceMap Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, PA, USA
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About VoiceMap Philadelphia
Explore Philadelphia at your own pace with the VoiceMap audio tour app. It works offline, without data, and it has automatic GPS playback, which lets you focus on your surrounding, not the screen.
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Tours and Tickets by VoiceMap Philadelphia

Art and Controversy: An audio tour of Philadelphia's most infamous art scandals

Eccentric artists, secret art sales, angry film fans, and trustee deceit, Philadelphia's art scene, is filled with contention. This Philadelphia self guided audio tour goes beyond the Liberty Bell, The Constitution, and cheesesteaks, to explore some of Philadelphia's most beguiling art controversies. Discover the stories and the infamous names who created scandals that rocked Philadelphia's art world. From Rodin's legendary sculptures to Rocky trumping the Philadelphia Art Museum's popularity. These are some of the tales that have helped shape the face of Philadelphia.
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30 to 45 minutes
from US$5.00

Philadelphia's Lost Waterfront: Explore the historic city on an audio tour

This self-guided audio tour explores the north-central Philadelphia waterfront, focusing on what remains of this historic locale after the installation of Interstate I-95 in the 1970s, and relating (among other things) how early Quaker settlers lived in caves along the waterfront.

Keep in mind that this area was where wheeling and dealing went on to encourage local, regional and national enterprise. It was where early American capitalists made their fortunes. It was where the individual American colonies were crafted into a nation. And it was also where terrible urban contagions began.

Your guide is historian, writer and tour guide Harry Kyriakodis. He has what is likely the largest private collection of books about the City of Brotherly Love: about 2700 titles, new and old. He's also a founding/certified member of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides and has lived at Pier 3 Condominium at Penn’s Landing since 1997.
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40 to 60 minutes
from US$5.00

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

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.
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90 to 120 minutes
from US$6.99

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