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Second Bank of the United States

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Address: Chestnut Street, Center City East, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Second Bank

Great photo op, but didn't go in. It's been turned into an art museum, so wasn't interested in seeing that. But still a nice piece of American history

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great photo op, but didn't go in. It's been turned into an art museum, so wasn't interested in seeing that. But still a nice piece of American history

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Unlike the disrepair of the First Bank of the US, the Second Bank of the US looks great. Unfortunately, we were in town on a Monday and was unable to view the inside of the building.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, I missed the opportunity to experience what I learned from another museum docent is an excellent opportunity to view fine portraits. I thought this “attraction” was only an exquisite building. Instead, it is a museum housing fine art. Check the website for dates and times it is open. I’ve added it to my must-see list,... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A wonderful historical building, classic and majestic. It is currently undergoing some limited renovation.

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Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The building itself is very interesting. The history about its creation and existence is what makes a visit worthwhile.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were fortunate that a Park Ranger at the Liberty Bell told us about this exhibit. We loved the beautiful portraits, the explanation of their origin and the many helpful Park Rangers (who even helped me find my mom when we got separated). There is a handicapped entrance on the side which brings you into the lower level where you... More 

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Port Deposit, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have lived in and around Philadelphia all of my life and had never been to the Second Bank. We were staying across the street at the Omni and decided to visit. The building is both beautiful and historic. Inside is a collection of paintings by Peale, Stuart and others that tell the story of the major figures of the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

When I first saw this I thought that I was back in Rome. What a great piece of American history. The building is now an art gallery but the rear / east facade off of the park is amazing; so quiet, so peaceful, so scenic. It's a great place to relax and eat lunch or just sit and reflect on... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great stop and walk through history. Brief descriptions of several national leaders teach us much. Historical site is well maintained and a perfect fit for the story. No charge.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

What an amazing collection displayed so beautifully in such an historic building. I've been to Philadelphia 4 times and never knew this was here. An impressive collection of Peale and Stuart. What a lucky find. And it's free!

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