Neighborhood Walking Tour Series

Saturday October 14

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10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Going Uptown 

Once home to the city's great late 19th century and early 20th century industrialists, North Philadelphia has become the center of African American intellectual life in Philadelphia. See some of the original houses and institutions including the Wagner Institute of Science, Baptist Temple, the Russell Conwell house, and much more as we explore this area’s grand Victorian past.

This tour will stroll down the Historic Diamond Street corridor and conclude at the Church of the Advocate, known as one the best examples of a Gothic Revival church, and for their rich history in the activism for African American civil rights.

Meet in front of the Wagner Institute of Science at 1700 W. Montgomery Ave. This tour will end at the Church of the Advocate, 1801 W Diamond St, Philadelphia, PA 19121. 

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 (Not compatible with Bluetooth or Apple earphones).

Space is limited. Advance registration required.

A limited number of $2 tickets are available for PA ACCESS or Art-Reach ACCESS card holders. Please email us at for discount.

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