Monthly and Special Tours
MONTHLY TOURS JANUARY THROUGH OCTOBER
Appointments are no longer necessary for our last-Saturday-of-the-month Organ Tours unless your group is larger than four, but purchase of advance admissions is REQUIRED. Secure your admissions clicking HERE and meet your tour guide Nik Sizgorich at noon at the Eagle on the day of each regular tour. After the noon concert is finished,
Nik with then take ticket holders on the tour. The noon tour Saturday September 28, 2019 is free and requires no reservations. If your group is five or larger please e-mail us in advance at email@example.com so we can be prepared for you. Put TOURS in the subject line.
Included in the tour is the Friends Museum, which includes first editions from the personal library of organ architect George Ashdown Audsley, all of his own works, placed on deposit with the Friends. The actual Leopold Stokowski 78 rpm record that inspired Virgil Fox to arrange “Come Sweet Death” may be viewed, as may the medal Dr. Audsley received at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, and a silver tray given to his father in 1838. Other exhibits include documents signed by Rodman Wanamaker, and memorabilia pertaining to Wanamaker Organist Keith Chapman and former curators.
Also note that taking a tour entitles a participant to get issues of The Stentor, our quarterly newsletter.
Watch a video on our Wanamaker Flag Collection that is stored in our museum HERE.
PRIVATE TOURS BY APPOINTMENT
PRIVATE TOURS are available by appointment, but may incur a significant extra charge to cover the expenses of securing a guide. We are a small organization and do not have a tour guide staff on site. Cost per person is $18 (you can use the Student Rate at our webstore to secure admissions). The cost of securing a guide for a private tour depends on what is negotiated with the guide, who is paid a fee in person and usually travels into town for the sake of giving the tour.
Please try to give us as much advance notice (a month or two) as possible. If you don’t hear back after a few days please get in touch again and we will try to secure another guide. Those contemplating bus groups should send a request in writing. If you have any questions please call 484 / 684 7250 during office hours.
If you take a tour and someone else submits their name with the financial information, e-mail us with your own information as well. You can E-mail us about tours and availability at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type WANAMAKER TOURS (uppercase) in the subject line, as we get a lot of spam.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL THOSE TAKING THE TOUR ARE ORDINARILY EXPECTED TO PRINT AND BRING THEIR RECEIPT, OR BE PREPARED TO SHOW IT ON THEIR CELLPHONE SCREENS.
ALSO NOTE: There are no regular monthly tours in November or December because of the Christmas Light Show.