The Fountains of Philadelphia (WT/S12)
Public fountains have played an integral role in the growth and development of Philadelphia and although their functions have changed they remain vital to the city’s vibrancy. This walking tour will explore the modes and forms of several of Philadelphia’s iconic public fountains, both old and new, with an eye towards their aesthetic and expressive values. Join us and experience these works as you never have before.
This tour will start at the Washington Monument Fountain at Eakins Oval in front of the Art Museum, then look at the reflecting pool of the Rodin Museum, the water table of the new Barnes Foundation, the Swann Fountain, and then, time permitting, either the new Sister Cities fountain in front of the Cathedral and/or the Comcast fountain. All told it will be about a mile and a quarter of walking.
Activity level: Vigorous.