Philadelphia audio tour: Heart of America: Philadelphia Prison Tour

Heart of America: Philadelphia Prison Tour

Walking Tour

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15 mins
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0.5mi

About the Tour

Come join an intrepid team of American investigative history street scourers as they voyage from one major American symbol to next: Liberty! Freedom! Prisons. Human rights abuses. Bad art. You think you know America? Well, wait til you see America.

Tour Producer

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Rebecca Katherine Hirsch

We can also be found at Humble Mumbles and Never Forget Radio. Podcasts.

Major Landmarks

  • Independence Hall Philadelphia

  • Liberty Bell Philadelphia

Directions to Starting Point

Start in front of Independence Hall, roughly a block from the SEPTA station at 5th and Market (the blue Market-Frankford line).

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

The end of the route is only a few blocks from Chinatown and the Reading Terminal Market. Continue along Arch St.

Best time of day

During the day, so you are accompanied by regular tourists and the horses that prey on them.

Precautions

Don't get sucked in. Keep perspective. Remember to look critically at all art and history: nothing is objective or pure, not even these precautions. Be careful of cars.

Comments

This was fun, hipster history. Unfortunately it's already a little dated. The street art is gone, as well as the lgbt sign. Spent some time walking in circles trying to find them. Otherwise amusing, and I hope this duo dose more with a bit more honest, locals history.

Posted by Nolan Cumings , over 4 years ago

This was fun, hipster history. Unfortunately it's already a little dated. The street art is gone, as well as the lgbt sign. Spent some time walking in circles trying to find them. Otherwise amusing, and I hope this duo dose more with a bit more honest, locals history.

Posted by Nolan Cumings , over 4 years ago

fantastic! really fun and informative

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 4 years ago

Beautiful work. Thrilling.

Posted by Rebecca Katherine Hirsch , about 5 years ago
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Heart of America: Philadelphia Prison Tour