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Summer Tours

July 8 - August 19, 2017

Join Friends of the Rail Park board members for a street-level walking tour of the proposed site of Philadelphia’s next great public space. This street-level tour will follow along elevated and submerged sections of the former Reading Railroad, and tour leaders will share stories of its history and visions for its future.

Tours begin at 10AM at 21st and Pennsylvania Avenue on the east side of the Rodin Museum and proceed to 12th and Noble Streets, the site of Phase I, which is a designed, engineered and shovel ready project. Tours will cover a distance of 1.5 miles and conclude at approximately noon. Sturdy shoes or sneakers and drinking water are recommended.

We ask for a donation of $25 for each tour participant, which helps ensure our all-volunteer nonprofit organization can continue to offer public activities and events like this one. If you would like to take the tour but a $25 donation is beyond your means, please email [email protected], and we will accommodate you.

Spaces are limited, so please notify us as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend by emailing [email protected]

  • Time:  Please be advised that the tour will begin promptly at 10am and conclude around noon. We suggest arriving 10 minutes before the starting time to sign in and pick up a map.
  • Location:  Beginning at the northwest corner of N. 21st St. and Pennsylvania Ave. and concluding at 12th and Noble.
  • Donation:  $25
    Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and help make public events and activities like tours possible. Additional donations can be made via our website.
  • Additional Info:  Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather! In case this tour must be cancelled due to inclement weather, you will receive notice by email from Friends of the Rail Park at least 2 hours in advance of the tour.

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Children on Tours

Strollers are not recommend as they add to sidewalk congestion and children would have extremely limited views in a stroller. Children that are carried by their parents, or that can keep up with an adult group on their own, are welcome.