Strolling the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Tour Number

Activity Level



Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent)

Private walking tour of Philadelphia's version of the Champs d'Elysees

Come explore the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with me. Beginning at Love Park, stroll the American version of Paris' Champs-d'Elysees. While known for its many museums and public structures, we will explore some smaller scale structures as well as the tallest buildings in Philadelphia.


Starting at the Swann Fountain, we work our way around the fountain, circling the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Created out of the City Beautiful Movement that was inspired by the World Columbian Exposition, we will see a mix of 19th and 20th century iconic buildings. From Mitchell Giurgola's INA Tower and United Way buildings to the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul. We will pass the very different Barnes and Rodin museums, see the Art Museum up aways, and then turn south, passing some of the tallest and newest buildings in the city. We will finish up at Suburban Station.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Swann Fountain at Logan Circle

End location: We will end at Suburban Station at 17th and JFK Boulevard

Duration: 3 hours


This is a walking tour so make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

What’s Included

3 hours guided tour with me as your personal tour guide.
I provide water and have handouts for use during the tour only.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - While there are no extra costs as part of the tour, you may wish to purchase snacks or souvenirs along the way.

What’s Extra

Our private tour will be outside, so there are no entrance fees or extra costs. We do pass many street vendors so you may wish to purchase snacks or additional drinks.


As most tours are 3 hours of walking, be prepared with a good set of comfortable shoes.

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