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Address: Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: +1 215 597 8974
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Architectural masterpiece

Across from Independence Mall and Visitor Center, in the northeast corner of 6th and Market streets, resides Old City Hall (not to be confused with City Hall that sits in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Across from Independence Mall and Visitor Center, in the northeast corner of 6th and Market streets, resides Old City Hall (not to be confused with City Hall that sits in the middle of Market Street, between 15th and 13th streets). This magnificent masterpiece was completed in 1791, and also served as the early US Supreme Court facility. Students of architecture... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a architectural buulding of beauty. It is dominant in the tourist sector of the city ... surrounded on all sides by major arterial streets. I had the yummiest philly steaks from a street vendor accross the road. If you take the time to sit and let your eyes wander over the building you will discover it is an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Pro tip - located next to the entrance of Independence Hall, this building might be overlooked because it looks closed. Be sure to step inside and get a history lesson from the attendant park ranger, they know their stuff. Pro tip - a gift store is located in this building.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The architecture of the building is amazing. When you walk through the tunnel look up to see the history of the United States of America, good and bad.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is another building in the Independence Hall neighbourhood (outside the security perimeter) which is worth visiting, for historical reasons - not to mention, by the way, that there's a compact but quite good Souvenir Shop on its ground-floor. Completed in 1791 - it was Philadelphia's second City Hall - from Day 1 the municipal government moved-in : the Mayor's... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I visited Old City Hall while touring historic Philadelphia. Standing in front of the Liberty Bell you'll see Independence Hall flanked by Old City Hall on the left and Congress Hall on the right. Old City Hall was Philadelphia's second city hall and served as the home of the United States Supreme Court between the years of... More 

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Batavia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Love the idea of the old world charm of this building...immaculate in size and it was just breathtaking the molding and the statues inside...the whole thing was awe!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

The Old City Hall is right beside Independence Hall and once housed The Supreme Court. The Park Ranger inside was great and we had him to ourselves for a personal tour. Doesn't take long to visit, so stop by before or after your Independence Hall visit.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I did not do the tour because it was a Sunday, but was able to walk around and through the grounds of the Old City Hall. Once you walk through this you start to realize that the size of the building is much larger than it appears from outside. Several statues around the grounds-William McKinley "Martyr"-as an historian not so... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

When the lines are long at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, visit the building next to Independence Hall which is Philadelphia's "Old City Hall". The building is a Colonial era classic from the 1700's when Philadelphia was becoming an important place. We were told by the knowledgeable guard that the early US Supreme Court also convened here to decide... More 

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