Get up close and personal with Philadelphia’s architectural, historical andcultural landmarks – including Pennsylvania Hospital – and private homes duringthe Philadelphia Open House Tours –a week’s worth of behind-the-scenes and special-access tours. Organized byPhiladelphia Hospitality, the Tours are designed to engage visitors andresidents alike with some of the city’s best treasures.
More than a dozen special on-site tours arebeing offered throughout the week of May 13-19, including a special tour of PAH– the nation’s first hospital – Monday, May 13, from 10-11:30 am.
Open Housevisitors will be treated to access to art work typically unseen during normaltours. Other tours will explore such famous Philly sites as thePhiladelphia Navy Yard, the historic Wanamaker Organ at Macy’s Center City, andbotanical treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun at the Penn Museum. Alsoincluded: a wine tasting, architect and designer receptions in private homesand studios, a brewery tour, and more. All tours are led by knowledgeableexperts, including historians, architects and designers.
For a complete listing of tours and moreinformation visit: www.philahospitality.org/openhouse.
Keep an Eye Out
PennsylvaniaHospital and Stacey Peeples, PAH curator-lead archivist, will be highlightedin a story featuring the Open House Tours in the Friday, May 10, issue of ThePhiladelphia Inquirer’s “Weekend Section.”