: Throughout the year, tours of the 18th century houses in Fairmount Park are given by the Park House Guides
of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Individual and group tours may be arranged, in advance, by calling Park House Guides Office at 215-684-7926. Learn about self-guided tours on the Charms of Fairmount Park
Boathouses and Outdoor Sculptures
: Philadelphians in the 18th & 19th centuries found beauty, sculling, fishing, swimming, and ice skating along the Schuylkill River. Follow in their footsteps by taking a walking tour of Boathouse Row
. You'll also see some of the city's outstanding collection of public sculpture
. For more info call the Park House Guides Office at 215-684-7926.
Fairmount Water Works
: Together with its gardens, the picturesque and sophisticated Water Works
was a "must see" for all Americans and visitors abroad. The five acres set aside for the Water Works in 1812 was the genesis for Fairmount Park as we know it today. For info on Interpretive Center Tours, call 215-685-0723.
Park Trolley Tours
: Colorful anecdotes, humorous stories and historical information are combined into a fast moving two-hour narrative that will both entertain and educate. The trolley visits selected Fairmount Park historic houses throughout the year based upon hours of operation, the season, and special events in the park. Trolleys tours run year round. For hours and information call 215-923-8522.
Take a look at the1876 Centennial Exhibition Model and more on a Centennial Tour
at the Please Touch Museum, located in Memorial Hall.