Discover Germantown Avenue

Welcome explorers! Thank you for visiting the Discover Germantown Avenue Walking Tour website. This self-guided tour covers the stretch of Germantown Avenue between Cecil B. Moore Avenue and Lehigh Avenue in the Eastern North neighborhood of Philadelphia. This tour includes stops along Germantown Avenue and nearby streets. Highlights include the locations of the former Stetson Hat Company,  the Quaker Chocolate Factory (famous for its Good and Plenty Candy), the Diamond Theater, Dawn Donuts, and many others. Click here to watch a video that covers an overview of this project.

Tour Map

The following map shows the stops along the walking tour. Our interactive website map displays every parcel included in the project. You can access this map anytime by navigating to the 'neatline' tab at the top of the page. 

brochure map

Discover Germantown Avenue Historic Walking Tour map

QR Codes

The Discover Germantown Avenue Walking Tour is made accessible through QR codes connected to this website. There is a QR code located on tour posted on brochures. Scanning these codes brings you to this website where you can access detailed descriptions and stories about each of the stops on the tour, in addition to other iconic places in the neighborhood. Follow the next two links for demonstrations on how to use QR codes for iphones and androids.

IPhone

Android

How to Use a QR Code: IPhone

  1. Open your camera from the home screen, control center, or lock screen.
  2. Select the rear facing camera
  3. Hold your device so that the QR code appears in the viewfinder on the camera
  4. Once your device recognizes the QR code a notification will pop up
  5. Tap the notification to open the link associated with the QR code

How to Use a QR Code: Android

  1. Go to your Play Store or App Store
  2. Search QR and barcode reader
  3. Download the QR Barcode Scanner App
  4. Install and launch the app
  5. Hold your device so that the QR code appears in the viewfinder on the camera
  6. Once your device recognizes the QR code a notification will pop up
  7. Tap the notification to open the link associated with the QR code

Tour Destinations

Follow these links to directly access descriptions for destinations along the walking tour!

  1. APM's Field Office at 6th and Diamond (start here to pick up a Brochure!)
  2. Diamond Theater
  3. Dawn Donuts
  4. The Aurora Theater
  5. The Good & Plenty Factory
  6. The Washington Hotel
  7. APM's Original Office
  8. Ile Ife Museum
  9. Breyer Ice Cream Factory
  10. The Lampshade Factory
  11. Woolworth's

Descriptions for additional locations can be accessed through the main historic site page.

We hope you enjoy the tour, share in the long-term residents' sense of community pride, and learn something new about this neighborhood. Thank you for engaging with the Discover Germantown Avenue Walking Tour! 

This project was developed by seniors studying Community Development at Temple University in partnership with Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM). Learn more about the tour, project, and community partner on our about page.

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