Hidden City Philadelphia and the Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance are pleased to present our third tour as part of our joint Summer Tour Series featuring neighborhoods of the northwest! Running through October, we are hosting a four-part monthly exploration of one of Philadelphia's historic communities in the northwest on the last Saturday of every month led by Hidden City's own Bradley Maule. So expand your spatial comfort zones, break a sweat, and grab a beer with Hidden City and YFPA as we set out to encounter the heritage of Northwest Philadelphia.
Tours are rain or shine, so come prepared! Can’t make it to the tour? Meet up with us after at any of the local watering holes identified as our ending points.
September 30 @ 11a-1p
Meeting Point: Vernon Park
Next, we’re headed to Germantown as it prepares to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Germantown (October 4, 1777), taking in the sights of this colonial-era borough. Our host for the tour-end festivities will be the Wyck House, an 18th century stunner with early 19th century interior alterations by William Strickland.
Ending Point: Wyck House (6026 Germantown Ave)
Last Tour of the series will be next month!
October 28 @ 11a-1p
Meeting Point: Valley Green Inn
To close out the series, we’ll go deep into the Wissahickon during peak fall foliage, where a walk through the valley exposes the wild inside Philadelphia’s urban identity. And be sure to check back throughout the summer to find out where we’ll be toasting our final tour of the series!
Ending Point: It’s a surprise!