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Address: Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: +1 215 597 8974
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We decided to go in to the Old City Hall because we had time before our tour of I dependence Hall. So glad we did. Not much there, one room and a small gift shop, but it was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
Indialantic, Florida

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Indialantic, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We decided to go in to the Old City Hall because we had time before our tour of I dependence Hall. So glad we did. Not much there, one room and a small gift shop, but it was the home of the U.S. Supreme Court the first 9 years. This is interesting to us because my husband is an attorney.... More 

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Hamilton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Supreme Court of the United States sat here for nine years, from 1791 to 1800. In 1800 the Federal Government moved to Washington, so the Supreme Court left Philadelphia too. There is not really much to see inside, but the restored courtroom. Your visit to this historic landmark should be combined with a tour of Independence Hall, Liberty Bell,... More 

Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stopped by while waiting to get into independence park area. Nice gift shop and can see the original court house. Another stop over with great ac on a hot day.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This building not only was a city hall, but also the Supreme Court when Philadelphia was the nation's capitol. Definitely worth seeing, even if you're mKing a special trip just to see it.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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Canberra, Australia
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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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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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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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