Neighborhood Walking Tour Series

Sunday October 22

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2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Chestnut Hill

Take a leisurely stroll through this bucolic “Garden City” neighborhood, a suburban setting within the city limits. Learn how the Pennsylvania Railroad extension to this area, spearheaded by Henry Howard Houston in the 1880s, created this style-conscious development and later, with his son-in-law, George Woodward, continued it into the 1920s. Explore this haven of late Victorian, Arts & Crafts, English Cotswolds and Modern residences and see how it emerged as a desirable and complete neighborhood.

Meet in front of Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields at 8000 St Martins Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19118.

Parking is available across the street of St. Martin's or in the parking lot outside Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, across from the tennis courts on 500 West Willow Grove Ave (map).

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.

Email us at for any questions or join the waitlist for a sold out tour!