LGBTQ History Tour of the Gayborhood

Cultural & Theme Tours in Philadelphia

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On this two-hour walking tour, we'll take you to our favorite places in the Gayborhood and tell you about the people who made them possible. Discover the controversies, paradoxes, and hidden histories of the only formalized Gayborhood in the country. Hear the queer origin story of Eastern State Penitentiary, investigate the oldest continuously operating gay bookstore in America whose profits go to HIV/Aids orgs, sneak into the back of the restaurant and cocktail lounge that keeps a secret mural hidden in its stairwell, try to find a lesbian bar, and hear about the activists I love and admire who have put Philadelphia at the forefront of the national LGBT rights movement!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania“Merry-Go-Round” & Cruising in RittenhouseStop At: Philly AIDS Thrift, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPhilly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni's Room is the oldest continuously operating gay bookstore in the US.Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Beyond the Bell ToursTour operator

What’s included

  • Bottled water

What’s not included