The French Influence in Philadelphia: Covert Contracts, Culture and Cuisine

French immigrants have settled in Philadelphia from the time of William Penn in the 1680’s. As a young man, Penn spent a year in France where he absorbed the current French thought and philosophy. Its influence made its mark on Philadelphia and can be found in the city’s historic, cultural and culinary development. We’ll trace the French influence on Philadelphia’s history, architecture, culture and food from the 1680’s to the present. We will travel by foot and Plash bus.


Docent/Tour Guide: The Penn Museum, The Mural Arts Program, Philly Touch Tours; Historic Philadelphia Tour Guide


13- $36

Friday, 10/11 (Rain Date, Friday, 10/18)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meet instructor at the Bourse Building, 5th Street entrance, at tables by Scoop de Ville.
The tour ends on 17th and Walnut Streets at Miel, where we can enjoy a café au lait and a napoleon (not included in tour fee). Phlash bus is free for those 65 and over and $5 all day for those under 65.