Schuylkill Walking Tour with the Preservation Alliance

Sunday, August 20, 2023 weather permitting

Led by aPA and Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Sunday, August 20, 2023  | 2-4pm

The Schuylkill River received its name because of the confluence; groves of trees, sycamores, and oaks once obscured the entrance of the Schuylkill. In Dutch, Schuylkill means “hidden stream”. This 130-mile corridor over the years has shaped the lives and landscape of Philadelphia. Learn about the changes and development along the lower Schuylkill River and the industrialization that followed in historical landmarks, and public art spanning the early 18th to the mid-19th century. This tour was developed in partnership with the Preservation Alliance.

Note: Tour includes walking up a steep hill from the Fairmount Water Works to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), steps down the front of the PMA, and walking on areas of grassy terrain.

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$10 aPA Members and Preservation Alliance Members, $15 non-members. Members of the ACCESS Philly Art Reach program will receive a discounted rate for tours.


  • Schuylkill walking tour with aPA and the Preservation Alliance, spring 2023.


Photos by Vinni Cheng for the Preservation Alliance