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We are the only historic walking tour in Philadelphia that paints a picture of the past, contextualizes the present, and envisions the future of public space in our city!

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During a guided tour, you are invited to explore Phase One of the Rail Park, our Three Mile Vision for an expanded Rail Park, and the dynamic neighborhoods that encompass that vision. Join one of our expert guides for a small group tour that traverses through the heart of Philadelphia and connects the city’s industrial past with its green future. 

Public Three Mile Vision Tour

The Rail Park is a vision for 3 miles of continuous park and pathway extending from Northern Liberties to Brewerytown, connecting 10+ neighborhoods in between. The Three Mile Vision Tour explores the past, present, and future of the Rail Park, highlighting the potential for this project to connect thousands of Philadelphia residents and visitors to green space and each other. Learn more about the Three Mile Vision for the Rail Park

During the Three Mile Vision Tour, attendees will be guided along the city’s streets, traveling through Philadelphia’s former industrial center, once referred to as the Workshop of the World. Attendees will see public works of art, industrial remnants, and wild urban ecologies as they look above and below them, peering into and learning about the unique sites that are a part of the vision for the Rail Park. 

This street-level tour is approximately 3 miles in length, beginning at 2700 Pennsylvania Ave and ending at Phase One of the Rail Park at 1100 Callowhill Street. Purchase time- and date-specific tickets today!

Private Phase One or Three Mile Vision Tour

Private tours are perfect for community groups, school groups, corporate groups, and more! 

Tour inquiry forms must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the proposed tour date. We cannot guarantee that the requested date or time will be approved. A group may be a minimum of 10 persons and a maximum of 25 per reservation. For groups which combine different age categories, the pricing will reflect the majority of participants. For more information and pricing, please submit a completed booking form by using the link below. We will get back to you within 2 to 5 business days. 

We offer two types of private tours:

The Three Mile Vision Tour

This tour is a great option for people who are interested in Philadelphia’s industrial history, and/or have a passion for infrastructure reuse and sustainability. The tour will conclude at Phase One, the first completed section of the Rail Park. 

Private Three Mile Vision Tours follow a similar structure to our Public Three Mile Vision Tours, as outlined above. Adjustments may be made to shorten the length of the tour or to focus on a particular topic. Please include these preferences when booking. 

The Phase One Tour

This tour is a great option for people seeking a brief overview of the Rail Park’s history, and who are interested in experiencing what the completed Phase One section of the Rail Park has to offer. This tour will highlight the nature, arts, and culture of Phase One and its surrounding communities.

This 1 hour tour is ¼ mile in length, beginning at 1300 Noble Street, and ending at 1100 Callowhill Street. The 1300 Noble Street entrance is ADA accessible, while the entrance at 1100 Callowhill Street is a staircase. Attendees who need to use the ADA entrance in order to exit from the tour should plan to walk at least ½ mile round trip. 

Use the booking button below to schedule a private tour for groups of 10 or more. For groups smaller than 10, consider joining us during one of our public tour dates.

Self-guided Audio Tour

If you’re looking to explore Phase One on your own terms, take a listen to our audio tour as you walk through the park! This free tour option is available to stream in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

At this time, the Rail Park only offers in-person tours in English. We are working to offer tours in other languages in the future.

Questions about our tours? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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