Second Bank of the United States

Second Bank of the United States

Second Bank of the United States
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 5th St • 3 min walk
  • 2nd St • 6 min walk
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4.0 of 5 bubbles134 reviews
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Dean_Amy-2004
Gettysburg, PA8,256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
Great portraits exhibit of our early founders and those that set the country’s early direction. The inside of the building has interesting architecture to view as well. Managed by the National Park Service, free to enter.
Written February 12, 2021
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BLMerce
Kensington, MD921 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Even my my grandchildren enjoyed viewing the portraits and learning about the people. Helpful rangers were there to help. We met the Ranger who gave us our Independence Hall tour. She guided the boys and they earned trading cards. My favorite was a miniature portrait by Charles Peale surrounded by garnets.
Written September 9, 2023
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Hannah Tare
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
We were so happy and impressed at this portrait gallery. We had been on a walking tour beforehand that recommended this amazing site. There were a few rooms but the back room was definitely the coolest one. I can’t explain but hopefully you see for yourself. I would totally recommend this even for groups with young kids. I would make around 30-45 minutes if you want to see/read everything
Written April 4, 2021
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Stacy H
Tampa, FL102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
This was another museum I didn’t spend much time in its full of portraits of politicians and important people in Philadelphia as well as information on the person. Best of all the museum was free, no ticket needed. So checking it out if your in the neighborhood.
Written July 26, 2021
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TennisStar602
New Jersey660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
I took a quick self-guided tour of the bank. It was free and the rangers were friendly. I saw many portraits of the Founding Fathers. There is a lot of history which occurred within this area.
Written February 23, 2020
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flo220
New York City, NY349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The museum has nice portraits of the founding fathers with good descriptions. It was interesting to go through. When we were there they were also offering various slide shows/lectures. We went to one on Benedict Arnold -- which was an hour long, full of information and very interesting. All free. I think it is only open on weekends now (November).
Written November 13, 2019
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Amy M
Cleveland, OH238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This building currently holds an exhibit of portraits of important colonial figures. Very interesting to see.
Written October 21, 2019
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jerryr111
Cleveland, OH95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
This very old bank building has been converted into a wonderful portrait gallery ....and the explanatory notes were a great help in discovering the people that helped grow our country. We were also very pleasantly surprised to find that the guards were extremely well versed in the knowledge of the who what when of the gallery portrait subjects. This was a very welcome visit....the only disappointment was the fact that there were several areas of the building that were in need of repair and the parks service was struggling to come up with the funds for the repairs.....This is a shame because any further deterioration could result in permanent destruction that will be quite difficult and expensive to repair....donations are apperciated.
Written July 10, 2019
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Mary H
Louisville, KY428 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
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 can see the fascinating structure of this building.
Written October 26, 2014
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Lou1505
Port Deposit, MD124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
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 Revolutionary War era. Most of the major figures are represented and many of the paintings are very familiar. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful. The surrounding gardens are an oasis in the middle of the city.
Written October 14, 2014
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