Philadelphia's Lost Waterfront: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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This self-guided audio tour explores the north-central Philadelphia waterfront, focusing on what remains of this historic locale after the installation of Interstate I-95 in the 1970s, and relating (among other things) how early Quaker settlers lived in caves along the waterfront. Keep in mind that this area was where wheeling and dealing went on to encourage local, regional and national enterprise. It was where early American capitalists made their fortunes. It was where the individual American colonies were crafted into a nation. And it was also where terrible urban contagions began. Your guide is historian, writer and tour guide Harry Kyriakodis. He has what is likely the largest private collection of books about the City of Brotherly Love: about 2700 titles, new and old. He's also a founding/certified member of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides and has lived at Pier 3 Condominium at Penn’s Landing since 1997.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: VoiceMap

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The tour begins outside Christ Church.

Pass By: Penn's Landing

The tour passes Penn's Landing.

Pass By: Race Street Pier

The tour passes several piers including the Race Street Pier.

Pass By: Benjamin Franklin Bridge

The tour passes under the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

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The tour passes Cavanaugh's River Deck.

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The tour passes the Wood Street Steps.

Pass By: Elfreth's Alley

The tour takes you down Elfreth's Alley.
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