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Old City Hall

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Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
+1 215-597-8974
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started here as we made our way toward the Independence Hall part of the walking tour. Take your time. Take a seat on the back row benches. Pull out your Tour book or favorite online app and read aloud the brief background of this...More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed July 21, 2017

you can see straight down all four major streets from the center of City Hall for a dynamic view of the city

Thank susanwwalters
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Loaned by city to federal gov't 1790-1800, when Philadelphia was official capitol, first floor courtroom used by Supreme Court for spring & fall sessions. Only six justices then, John Jay (NY) was chief. Courtroom laid out in English style - with prisoner's dock for municipal...More

Thank John L W
Reviewed June 11, 2017

The city hall is a nice little extra site to see while you are in the area. However it is not as impressive as the other sites. One to miss if you are short on time.

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Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Philadelphia's Old City Hall at 6th & Chestnut is part of Independence National Historical Park. The first floor has been restored as the "mayor's" or municipal courtroom, adapted for use and loaned by the city to the first Supreme Court of the US, in use...More

Thank John L W
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Old City Hall is located right next to Independence Hall at the corner of Chestnut and 5th. You can go right in compared to Independence Hall where you have to pass through security and metal detectors. Old City Hall housed the first supreme court of...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2016

when you walk around Independence Mall and old city hall the architecture is very dazzling to see. it is near center city Philly and many sites to see nearby incl Mint, You can envision our early government meeting here and all the individulas we read...More

Thank arthurloev
Reviewed December 10, 2016

Rather than try to write great detail better available on website, I will just make a few personal comments. A true monument to its opulent decorative tradition. The opposite of a modern skyscraper. It was the tallest building in the world when built. Still the...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating, amazing building. We walked through and around it at least once a day. There are 250 sculptures within and without. Spend some time and don't miss one detail. Took the Tower Tour to get a close-up view of the Penn statue and to see...More

Thank mhdaisy
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Find the cornerstone to the building and take from there... Every main square in the US will have City Hall and nearby... a Masonic Temple. Compare that by way of contrast to the Spaniard tradition of having City Hall and the Catholic Cathedral instead. Anyhow...More

Thank Daniel M
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December 29, 2016|
Response from Daniel M | Reviewed this property |
Hi There, Yes there is definitely a view from the top! Lookup information at the Visit Philly website under "Top Five Sky-High Vantage Points". Sorry this website doesn't allow pasting links here