What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who grew up there? Through the Global Guides Program, the Museum offers gallery tours led by Philadelphians who grew up in countries around the world. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, the guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin.
Global Guides will present tours and enrichment programs for the following galleries
Middle East Galleries
Mexico and Central America Gallery
Virtual Global Guide Tours
While onsite tours are temporarily paused for everyone’s safety, you can still virtually explore the galleries with a Global Guide! Choose from two options
Public Virtual Tours
All are welcome to join these free on Fridays at 2:30pm. Register through our Events Calendar.
Private Group Virtual Tours
Want a sneak peek of our Global Guide tours? In these short Digital Daily Dig videos, a Guide shares the history and significance of one artifact at the Museum.
The Global Guides Program has been internationally recognized through presentations at numerous museum conferences, including the American Alliance of Museums, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, and the American Association of State and Local History. Additionally, articles about this program have been features in Museum magazine, Hyperallergic, and by the Associated Press in dozens of publications around the world.
The Global Guides: Immigrant Stories Tour Program was made possible by the generosity of the Barra Foundation.