The Good, The Bad, The Philly – Logan Circle

Philadelphia’s wealth of history is a treasure trove of hidden gems of the weird and bizarre. Follow Free Tours By Foot as we pluck out the most eclectic and unique nuggets to share with you as we explore Logan Circle and all it beholds. Beyond the surface of beautiful architecture and photographic vistas there is a deep layer of the eccentric. Battles of the Bone Wars, breaking a will over art, religious riots and cults, graffiti about resurrection, public executions, and a city wide curse and oh so much more! This tour is PG-13 for gore and scandal but can be censored for family friendly audiences. But the best tales come from mining the deepest and darkest for those bravest enough for the naughty Philly past.

Things and sites we cover on this tour:

  • Franklin Institute
  • Barnes Foundation
  • All Wars Memorial
  • Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Toynbee Tile
  • Swan Fountain
  • Mormon Temple
  • William Penn Statue
  • The Bascillica of St. Peter and Paul
  • Thaddeus Kosciuszko
  • Mace’s Crossing
  • Comcast Building

++ Insider Tip: This is a beautiful area of Philadelphia so be sure to bring your camera!

Tour Information:

Reservations: REQUIREDClick here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking..

WHERE: Tour begins from the steps of the Free Library Central Branch (make sure you enter the correct branch into GPS since there are 54 different branches of our Library) The guide will be at the stairs in front of the Library on Vine Street. Look for your guide in ORANGE!

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WHEN: Meet your guide at 2:20pm

END: Comcast Center Lobby at 17th Street and JFK Blvd.

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DURATION: Tour lasts approx. 90 minutes (1.5 hours)

DISTANCE: Total Distance is approx. 1 miles (1.60934 km)