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Past Events

Searching for Sharswood: Resilient Voices from North Philadelphia

Searching for Sharswood: Resilient Voices from North Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA
Please join us for a panel discussion and exhibition opening, organized by YFPA and cosponsored by the Temple University Architecture Department and the Philadelphia University College of Architecture and the Built Environment. Panel members - including students, representatives from each univers...
Tuesday, February 7 2017 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Metropolitan Opera House Tour

Metropolitan Opera House Tour

Philadelphia, PA
Join YFPA for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Metropolitan Opera House redevelopment. A tour led by EBRM and Powers & Company will discuss the building's redevelopment, including work underway in the auditorium, lobby, and grand salle. The historic Met Opera House was built in 1908 and...
Saturday, January 28 2017 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

The Golden Age of Retail

The Golden Age of Retail

Philadelphia, PA
This special holiday tour covers the rise and fall of Philadelphia’s great department and specialty stores. The chairman of Strawbridge and Clothier once said it was his goal to transform east Market Street into "the Champs-Élysées of Philadelphia.” But the last Strawbridge’s store, located at 8t...
Sat, Nov 26 2016 1:00 PM Sat, Dec 3 2016 3:00 PM

Frank Furness: A Talk and a Tour

Frank Furness: A Talk and a Tour

Philadelphia, PA
Explore the work of one of Philadelphia's most colorful architects by taking this comprehensive, first-of-its-kind tour. Buildings that have been demolished or that are beyond walking distance will be discussed by illustrated presentation by veteran tour guide Dane Wells. There will be a walking ...
Sunday, November 13 2016 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Society Hill: The Great Deceiver

Society Hill: The Great Deceiver

Philadelphia, PA
No neighborhood in Philadelphia has as complex and contradictory a history as Society Hill. Over time, the neighborhood has been home to Philadelphia’s aristocracy, later Jewish immigrants and African-Americans, as well as sweatshops and wholesale produce markets. It was also the birthplace of Ph...
Sat, Oct 29 2016 1:30 PM Sat, Nov 12 2016 3:00 PM

Walking West Philly

Walking West Philly

Philadelphia, PA
West Philly thinks it’s the best Philly. It was the city’s first sub-urban development in the 19th century made possible through the expansion of the electric trolley car system connecting it with center city. Join tour guide Jim Mundy for a walk through a variety of neighborhoods that represent ...
Saturday, November 5 2016 10:30 AM 12:30 PM

PHILADELPHIA: CENTENNIAL CITY presented by Spruce Street Commons

PHILADELPHIA: CENTENNIAL CITY presented by Spruce Street Commons

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, Centennial City explores the summer of 1876, when the city hosted the Great Centennial International Exposition on 285 acres in Fairmount Park. Ten million visitors, nearly a quarter of the population of the U.S. at the time, attended the Exposition and for those six months, the eye...
Thursday, November 3 2016 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Architecture Walking Tours

Architecture Walking Tours

Philadelphia, PA
Buy tickets for the date of the tour you're interested in. For example, to purchase tickets for the Fishtown tour, buy tickets for September 17th. Tickets cannot be transferred between dates.  Please note, each tour departs from a different location. Members and students must show ID. Please PR...
Wed, Aug 31 2016 6:00 PM Sun, Oct 30 2016 3:30 PM

Rittenhouse Square West Architecture Walking Tour

Rittenhouse Square West Architecture Walking Tour

Philadelphia, PA
Contrast the many generations of high-rise apartment building architecture on the Square – representing every decade of the 20th century – with the smaller scale of the grand houses on nearby streets while walking past some of Philadelphia’s most fashionable brownstones. Meet at the fountain in ...
Sunday, September 11 2016 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Architecture Walking Tour

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Architecture Walking Tour

Philadelphia, PA
This grand boulevard, named after Philadelphia’s most famous citizen, is Philadelphia’s early 20th century contribution to the City Beautiful Movement and connects the downtown to Fairmount Park, fulfilling William Penn’s vision of a “greene countrie towne.” View the grand neoclassical structures...
Saturday, September 3 2016 10:00 AM 11:30 AM
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