Discovering Chestnut Hill

Leisurely Walking Tours and Bike Tours

This popular series of guided tours invites you to explore the architecture, history, and natural beauty of our urban village. Offered on second Saturdays, rotating topics include Pastorius Park, trees in the Andorra Natural Area, mid-century modern architecture, properties protected by historic designation and easement, and more.

FREE for CH Conservancy Members (please register below nevertheless)
$15 Non-Members (become a Member now and register for free)

Millman Street

1:00 PM

Mid-century Modern architecture tour by bicycle

Chestnut Hill has some of the nation’s most important mid-20th century buildings! Come along for the ride as we learn about these by bike. The tour will be about 6 miles long (about 90 minutes), winding through the East and West sides of Chestnut Hill. Highlights will include clusters of houses developed around Cherokee Village and around Pastorius Park, plus numerous others nestled throughout the community. Hear the stories behind these magnificent homes, which exhibit elements of both restrained and progressive architecture, and what drove their pathfinding designers, including Ueland and Junker, Kenneth Day, Louis Kahn, and Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. A newly-constructed home representing 21st century modernism will also be featured. The tour should be suitable for cyclists at beginner-to-advanced levels. Tour will leave Chestnut Hill East station promptly at 1:00 PM. Bring your own bike and helmet



Woodmere Art Museum grounds and sculptures

Woodmere director and CEO William Valerio will lead a guided tour of the museum’s public sculptures and grounds. Learn about the artists, how the artworks were made, and how Woodmere continues to celebrate Philadelphia’s art and artists in a beautiful cultural landscape.

Contact Leah if you’d like to be notified by email of the new date: or 215-247-9329 x 202

Chestnut Hill Conservancy 50th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor

Chestnut Hill Conservancy 50th Anniversary Sponsors

2017 Discovering Chestnut Hill Walking Tour Sponsor