Josh Silver

Josh’s career as a tour guide offers him an opportunity to indulge his lifelong passion for urban history.  He has worked as an independent contractor for a wide variety of Philadelphia organizations, doing everything from guiding visitors at Christ Church to leading ghost tours steeped in the folklore of Philadelphia.  Josh’s extensive training includes a graduate degree in historic preservation.

  • July 2, 2008    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    Philadelphia Tour Guides

    Grassroots Tyranny in the Cradle of the Constitution: Philadelphia Tour Guides Stand Up For the Framers’ Vision of Freedom

    Effective in October 2008, tour guides in Philadelphia will be subject to hundreds of dollars in fines for engaging in unauthorized talking.  A law enacted April 2008 will make it illegal for anyone to give a tour of much of the city’s downtown area without first getting the government’s permission to speak. The irony of…

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