Architecture Walking Tour Series

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Saturday November 6

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10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Underground Philadelphia

Discover the Philadelphia Plan which gave us two Art Deco masterpieces, the monumental 30th Street Station and Suburban Station, the first all-underground rail terminal. The tour starts at 30th Street Station and proceeds via trolley to 19th St. From the Comcast tower lobby descend into an underground concourse network to the site of the Fashion District of Philadelphia, before ending at Reading Terminal and the Marriott Hotel. Along the way, lament the loss of Broad St. Station and learn about the 1905-mid-50s trolley and subway lines, the Broad Street subway (1928), the Commuter Rail Tunnel (1984), and the former Reading Terminal, now part of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (This tour requires climbing some stairs, though escalators and elevators are available at most points.) 

Meet at the Angel statue in the main concourse of the 30th Street Station, near the east entrance. NOTE: Guests must provide their own SEPTA fares. Please prepare the fare for 1 trip ahead of the tour. The tour concludes at Jefferson Station at 11th and Market.

In registering to attend this walking tour, you agreed to the following (Please note the updated changes as of May 26th 2021):

  • During tours, facemasks will be optional for all fully vaccinated individuals including the tour guide
  • During tours, facemasks are required for individuals who are not fully vaccinated
  • Facemasks are required to enter buildings on certain tours. Please bring one with you in case it is needed 
  • Preservation Alliance walking tours utilize an audio system that transmits from a headset worn by the guide to earpieces worn by tour attendees. The equipment is thoroughly sanitized before and after each use. Tour attendees can also plug in their personal headsets or earbuds that use a standard headphone jack.
  • Be sure to bring water and wear comfortable clothing 

Space is limited. Advance registration required.

Email us at tours@preservationalliance.com for any questions or join the waitlist for a sold out tour!

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