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A Guided Walking Tour of Spring Garden

Stroll through this early city suburb, developed in the late 19th century, which was home to merchants, workers and even prisoners. Enjoy a diversity of exuberant late Victorian homes and view the world-renowned Eastern State Penitentiary, built in the 1820s and studied by penal experts from Asia and Europe at that time. Highlights include the Penitentiary, Convent of Divine Love, Bergdoll Mansion and more.

We will meet in front of Jack’s Firehouse at 2130 Fairmount Avenue (across the street from the Eastern State Penitentiary) for the walk, which will last 1-2 hours and is rain or shine. Please note: there are no rest stops on the tour, and accessibility varies. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended!

All Preservation Alliance guides are volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds, and all have a minimum certification with the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides. The Spring Garden tour guide is a former lawyer who later pursued a degree in history and is a resident of the Spring Garden neighborhood.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM
Meet at 12:45 pm in front of Jack’s Firehouse
2130 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19130
Additional Info:
Registration is closed
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Please register on the Penn’s Village website, by emailing, or calling 215-925-7333. There is a $20 fee for our members and volunteer partners; and a $25 fee for non-members. Guests may attend up to three programs before being asked to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village. There will be no refunds for this event.

Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs.
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