Philadelphia Architecture: Discover Every American Style on a GPS Audio Tour

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Philadelphia, US
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Embark on a self-guided audio tour of Philadelphia's architectural wonders and immerse yourself in the diverse styles that span from the 1850s to the present. This captivating GPS audio tour will take you on a journey through the Gilded Age, when America's economy flourished and impressive fortunes were made. Marvel at the opulence of Second Empire Baroque, High Victorian Gothic, and Romanesque styles, and witness the transition into the eye-catching Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and International Style of the 20th century. From the 1970s Postmodern era to the present, architectural creativity knows no bounds. Alongside the captivating architectural stories, you'll also discover fascinating tidbits about Philadelphia and its buildings. With the flexibility to start, pause, or restart the tour at your own pace, this immersive experience is a must for architecture enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Join the tour and let Philadelphia's architecture tell its mesmerizing tale.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 1 hours 30 minutes - 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Discover Philadelphia's rich architectural history
  • Experience a variety of American architectural styles
  • Learn interesting stories about Philadelphia and its buildings
  • Enjoy a self-guided tour at your own pace
  • End the tour at the iconic Love Park
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Food and drink
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Transportation

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Philadelphia Architecture: Discover Every American Style on a GPS Audio Tour is a self-guided experience that immerses you in the fascinating world of Philadelphia's architectural wonders. Join this tour to explore the city's rich and diverse architectural heritage, spanning styles from the 1850s to the present day. Delve into the Gilded Age, where grandiose structures like the Second Empire Baroque, High Victorian Gothic, and Romanesque styles competed for attention. Witness the transition into the 20th century, characterized by captivating designs like Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and International Style. As you move through time, you'll enter the Postmodern era, where architectural boundaries are pushed and creativity knows no limits.

What to Expect?

During this 90 to 120-minute tour, you can anticipate a captivating journey through Philadelphia's architectural evolution. Using the VoiceMap mobile app, your knowledgeable guide will provide an informative and engaging audio commentary as you explore each stop along the way. The tour is self-paced, allowing you to start, pause, or restart whenever you like. From the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to Love Park, you'll encounter iconic landmarks that showcase the city's architectural splendor.

Who is this for?

This self-guided GPS audio tour is perfect for architecture enthusiasts, history buffs, and those curious about Philadelphia's rich cultural heritage. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor, this experience offers a comprehensive overview of the city's architectural styles that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for its diverse heritage. No prior architectural knowledge is required, making it accessible to individuals of all backgrounds and interests.

Why Book This?

Embark on this GPS audio tour to witness the stunning architectural tapestry that defines Philadelphia. By immersing yourself in this experience, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the city's rich history, artistic legacy, and cultural significance. Marvel at the intricate details of each architectural style and discover the stories behind the buildings. This tour offers a unique blend of education, entertainment, and exploration, ensuring an unforgettable journey through Philadelphia's architectural wonders.

Good to Know

Before starting the tour, make sure to install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the provided code on your confirmation ticket. The self-guided nature of the tour allows you to progress at your own pace, giving you the flexibility to pause and resume whenever desired. From the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to Love Park, the itinerary includes iconic landmarks and hidden gems that showcase the city's architectural diversity. Prepare to be captivated by not only the architectural wonders but also the fascinating stories and historical anecdotes shared along the way. Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore Philadelphia's architectural treasures in a unique and immersive way.


Travelers who have experienced the Philadelphia Architecture GPS Audio Tour have been captivated by the rich history and stunning beauty of the city's architectural gems. They praised the knowledgeable and engaging audio commentary provided throughout the tour, which enhanced their understanding of each building's significance. Many found the self-guided format convenient and enjoyed the flexibility to explore at their own pace. Travelers raved about the diverse range of architectural styles covered, from the opulence of the Gilded Age to the innovative designs of the Postmodern era. Overall, reviewers highly recommended this tour as a must-do for architecture enthusiasts and anyone seeking a deeper appreciation of Philadelphia's architectural heritage.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Your Itinerary

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

(Pass by)

The tour starts outside the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Masonic Temple

(Pass by)

The tour passes by the Masonic Temple.

City Hall Visitor Center

(Pass by)

The tour passes by City Hall.

The Union League of Philadelphia

(Pass by)

The tour passes by The Union League of Philadelphia.

Academy of Music

(Pass by)

The tour passes by the Academy of Music.

One Liberty Observation Deck

(Pass by)

The tour passes by One Liberty Observation Deck.

Penn Center/Suburban Station

(Pass by)

The tour passes by the Penn Center/Suburban Station.

Love Park

(Pass by)

The tour ends at Love Park.



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Information about the different architectural styles in Philadelphia. Many explanations about City Hall, PAFA and Masonic temple.


We love the tour. It was so easy to follow and the architect was so informative and really hit on the key points. It covered several areas of Philadelphia that I was not familiar with and therefore really had given me a different flavor for a different period of time of architecture
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-24 23:16