- 3 hours
Philadelphia History Tour
A Glimpse at the Past in Historic Philadelphia
Does this tour visit the interiors of the venue stops as well?
This tour includes only exteriors as it's a walking history tour. Depending on your interests and venue opening hours, you may have the opportunity to enter 1 or 2 venues along the way. It is a good idea to carry some cash in case you choose to enter a stop along the way, at your own expense.
Justina's master's degree in early American material culture from the Winterthur Program at the University of Delaware complements well her interest and love of sharing Philadelphia with visitors. At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, she works as Site Manager for Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove, two historic homes in Fairmount Park administered by the Museum. She also designs programs and trains guides to share the Museums' collections with the public. Working with Museum curators, preservation professionals, and other stakeholders, she advocates for public access to and interest in local historic sites.
Joella Clamen holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and the History of Math and Science from the Great Books Program at St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She is taking a break from legal practice to indulge her passion for American history. Joella is a member of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides and has passed their examination to be a certified guide for historic Philadelphia. She is a currently a guide at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, a museum set in an fascinating former 19th Century Philadelphia prison. She has previously worked as a guide at the Physick House, Powel House, Christ Church, and Christ Church Burial Ground. In addition to guiding, Joella has been involved with a number of history-related writing projects, such as contributing biographical sketches to an educational initiative which examines the lives of New Jersey citizens during the American Revolution. Like so many in the tourism business, she is also working on a book: the story of two of the Delaware Valley's most fascinating, yet relatively unknown, 18th century business-women.
After traveling and training as a historian of medieval art in Canada, the UK, and Spain, Flora adopted Philadelphia as her new home. Drawn to the city’s complex history as well as its vibrant contemporary arts scene, she works as a paralegal and adjunct instructor. Flora loves sharing her enthusiasm for Philadelphia past and present, with its unique character and delightful idiosyncrasies.
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