Armond Scavo spent many years walking around Philadelphia with his camera, talking to people about the city and how he approaches it as a subject for his photography. He now offers photography tours through several areas of the city. There's something for every lover of photography on his tours, from architecture to cityscapes to people. During the 2.5-hour tours, guests will experience an authentic city adventure as well as an excellent opportunity to photograph Philadelphia from the perspective of an insider.


The Historic Philadelphia Tour takes tour participants on a journey through the country's most historic square mile, an area that is home to several museums and historical buildings, Benjamin Franklin's post office, Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell. With the Old City Tour, guests will explore Christ Church, the house of Betsy Ross, and Elfreth's Alley, the oldest continuously habited residential street in America. The Society Hill Photography Tour walks through side streets, alleys, and houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. All three tours offer a chance to photograph historic building, street scenes, and unique architecture in the City of Brotherly Love.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Schuylkill River Banks Photography Tour is perfect for photographers wanting to see some of the most photogenic locations of Philadelphia along the banks of the Schuylkill River. The tour begins at the foot of the Art Museum steps and then heads around the museum and the Fairmount Water Works, then journeys to the banks of the Schuylkill River. Stunning views of the city skyline, a broad array of flora and fauna along the banks of the river, and Boat House Row can be seen during the tour.

The Wissahickon Creek and Forbidden Drive Tour with Armond Scavo Photography explores Valley Green, just minutes away from Philadelphia's city center, one of the most beautiful recreational areas in the region. This tour provides the perfect chance to photograph the stunning scenery in all its glory. Guests will walk along Wissahickon Creek on the Forbidden Drive, taking side paths into some of the wooded areas to photograph subjects of interest and beauty, all while talking about elements of composition and color as well as camera operations. At the end of the tour, participants will have the opportunity to review their work over a delicious lunch at Cedar House Café.

The Rittenhouse Square and Neighborhood Tour visits the historic urban park, situated within one of the city's most picturesque neighborhoods. The tour starts with a visit to the historic square to photograph its design, flora, and people. Afterwards, the tour explores the alleyways and streets of the neighborhood to discover its many fascinating compositions, with its elegant architecture from the 19th and 20th centuries, enhanced by the creativity of its residents.

Another tour option with Armond Scavo Photography is the South Street and Penn's Landing Tour. People from all walks of life and both residents and visitors alike seamlessly mix together along South Street. It's an excellent blend for anyone wanting to photograph street life, unique architecture, and people.

226 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, website, Phone: 215-490-4572

More Things to Do in Philadelphia

More vacation ideas: Honeymoon, Fairbanks, Castles in Germany, Romantic weekend getaways in Washington, Key Largo, Hershey

More last minute travel: Charleston WV, Things to Do in Pensacola, Things to Do in Baton Rouge, Encinitas, Colorado Springs