2019 PennTracks have now concluded.

PennTracks are free, guided tours throughout Philly where you join your fellow classmates in discovering more about your new home!

Below are the PennTracks that were offered on Saturday, August 24, 2019! 

Avenue of the Arts

Location: View Avenue of the Arts Map

Philadelphia has been a cultural Mecca for over two hundred years. There is great theatre, ballet, opera, and music abounding in this city, and the Avenue of the Arts is the cultural spine.


Location: View Chinatown Map

This tour will take you through one of the several Asian American cultural centers of the entire Philadelphia region. Chinatown offers a variety of amazing cuisines including Japanese, Thai, Korean, Burmese, Halal, Malaysian, and Vietnamese. Each one is unique, so you won't know which is your favorite until you've tried them all. Chinatown offers much more than just great restaurants. Through this tour you will see churches, temples, artwork, and a concert hall among other highlights.

Historic Philly

Location: View Historic Philly Map

This tour will take you through the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who lived in Philadelphia when they were laying the groundwork for a new nation. But you will see more than Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. This tour will also visit 18th century churches, 19th century factories that became 20th century apartments and art galleries, and the hippest restaurants of the 21st century.

Italian Market

Location: View Italian Market Map

This tour will take you down to Philly's Italian Market where you can taste cuisines from around the world. Hit up Pat's and Geno's and find out which one makes the better cheesesteak. You should also try out the various delis, specialty shops, and food vendors along the way.

Rittenhouse Square

Location: View Rittenhouse Square Map

This tour will take you through the beautiful Victorian neighborhoods around Rittenhouse and Fitler Squares towards the Schuylkill River Park.

South Philly

Location: View South Philly Map

This tour will take you down to South Street, into the heart of South Philly with its largely Italian neighborhoods and through the famous Italian Market. It continues through the oldest neighborhood in the city, Queen Village, and then up and down the eclectic and energetic South Street. Along the way, you will find the best cheesesteak, water ice, seafood, pizza, and cookies in the city, so come hungry!

The Gayborhood

Location: View Gayborhood Map

This tour encompasses the Washington West "Gayborhood," the heart of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community. It features nightclubs, sidewalk cafes, theaters, and community centers. Some say the LGBTQ rights movement began in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1965, when, outside of Independence Hall, the first "Annual Reminder" was held protesting America's treatment of gays and lesbians. Since then, the LGBTQ community has become integrated with the entire city, but this neighborhood remains its most vital scene. Some of the stops on the tour are not wheelchair-accessible. Please note that this tour will take place on Friday, August 30, 2019.

The Mural Mile

Location: View Mural Mile Map

This tour of Center City takes you through the many exquisite mural pieces that Philadelphia has to offer. The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program was founded in 1984 by Jane Golden to combat the city's rampant graffiti, and it has evolved into a staple of the City of Brotherly Love and a proud demonstration of cultural identity.

West Philly

Location: View West Philly Map

This tour of West Philadelphia will take you past campus to visit The Woodlands, Clark Park, Garden Court, and more! Explore every cultural aspect of this famous area, from beautiful Victorian neighborhoods to great ethnic restaurants and a great park—all in Penn’s backyard.

Midtown Village

Location: View Midtown Village Map

This tour will lead you around one of Philly's richest areas for food, shows, history, and more. Come and be introduced to the Midtown Village community, including the vibrant theatre scene, antique shops, restaurants, and the Gayborhood, the central hub of Philadelphia's LGBT community.

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