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Thank you for considering touring the Rail Park for your next adventure!
We invite you to join us for an exploration of the Three Mile Vision for the Rail Park, Phase One of the park, and the dynamic neighborhoods around it. On a guided tour you will learn about the history of the area, the ecology of our city, and much more. We offer public and private tours during which expert guides will take you on a journey to discover the incredible, historic spaces that traverse through the heart of Philadelphia! Reserve your spot today!
For more information and pricing, submit a completed booking form at the bottom of this page. We will get back to you within 2 to 5 business days. Please schedule a tour at least 3 weeks in advance.
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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.
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 donation-based 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. Check our Events calendar to find an upcoming Three Mile Tour, or use the booking form below to schedule a private tour for groups of 10 or more.
Private tours are perfect for community groups, school groups, corporate groups, any kind of group! We offer two types of private tours for a minimum of 10 people:
The Three Mile Vision Tour
This tour is a great option for people who enjoy traveling by foot, 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 in your booking form.
This 2-2.5 hour, linear tour will be approximately 3 miles in length, beginning at 2700 Pennsylvania Ave and ending at Phase One of the Rail Park at 1100 Callowhill Street. Use the booking form below to schedule a private tour for groups of 10 or more.
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 section of the Rail Park has to offer. This tour will highlight the nature, arts, and culture of Phase One and its surrounding communities.
After years of advocacy, community conversations, and fundraising, Phase One of the Rail Park opened in June of 2018. Phase One, the first section of the Rail Park that is open to the public, was built on the original structure from the Reading Railroad and travels east from Broad Street, beginning above street level until it becomes entirely supported by the elevated viaduct structure.
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 walk at least ½ mile round trip. Use the booking form below to schedule a private tour for groups of 10 or more.
At this time, the Rail Park only offers tours in English. We are working to offer tours in other languages in the future.