Spend the day listening to some of the finest organs in the world. Depart from Longwood and enjoy privately guided tours as you travel from location to location in a luxury motorcoach. Your day begins at the Grand Court of Macy's Philadelphia department store for a private tour of the pipes of the Wanamaker Organ. Then enjoy a concert by Longwood Gardens Principal Organist and Wanamaker Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte. Lunch is on your own in Center City, Philadelphia. Next, visit Girard College's Opus 872 Skinner Organ for an exclusive tour of this hidden jewel of Philadelphia, and a demonstration conducted by Aaron Patterson, an organ student at the Curtis Institute of Music.
8:45 am— Meet at Longwood Gardens Visitor Center
9:00 am— Bus departs for Macy's Philadelphia
10:30 am— Arrive at Macy's; Philadelphia. Tour of the Wanamaker Organ pipes
12:00 pm— Concert performed by Peter Richard Conte
1:00 pm— Lunch on your own
2:30 pm— Bus departs for Girard College
3:00 pm— Arrive at Girard College. Tour of Opus 872 Skinner Organ pipes, and organ demonstration conducted by Aaron Patterson.
4:45 pm— Bus departs for Longwood Gardens
6:00 pm— Arrive at Longwood Gardens
Please note that the tour of the Girard College organ chambers requires climbing a lot of stairs.
*Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members receive access to the Pre-sale. If you are eligible, you have received a discount code and Pre-sale access code via direct mail or email from Longwood Gardens.