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Review of City Hall

City Hall
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located at the exact geographical center of Philadelphia, City Hall is perhaps the nation’s largest and most elaborate seat of municipal government, topped by the famous statue of William Penn. Located in the building's East Portal in Room 121, the City Hall Visitor Center provides the opportunity for visitors to experience this architectural treasure. Tickets for interior and tower tours are available here, as well as tickets to other city attractions, and visitor essentials including maps, brochures, souvenirs and trip itineraries.
Reviewed December 20, 2012

such a stunning building, and really interesting when you get up close and see the different statues representing Native Americans, Africans, Asians, and whites.

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Reviewed December 15, 2012

This historic, massive, over 100 year old City Hall is the largest public building in the U.S. It has had a rocky history, with threats of it being demolished years ago, but it has gone through somewhat of a transformation, with millions being spent to clean it up. It has over 700 rooms, some, like the Caucus Room, are really stately and grand. The iconic 37 foot statue of William Penn stands at the top making the building 548 feet high. Excellent, informative one and half hour tours of the building are given daily at 12:30 PM going into the history and building of city hall. Our tour included a ride up to the top of the tower, just below the statue. The one snag was that we had to wait a long time before the elevaor operator showed up. Only 4 people can use the elevator at once and they have 10 minutes to see the city from the observation area, before the next four go up. This made our tour last 2 hours and 45 minutes--it took an hour and 15 minutes for the 10 minute time at the top. Granted the view was great, but it was too much waiting around.

Tours of the tower are offered through out the day for a separate fee. A few observatons--it is confusing finding the room where the tours start--there are no signs pointing the way--only a sign in front of the room--121. There is alot of walking on the tour of this massive building--eventually you have to get up to the 7th floor, you can walk it or you can take the elevator.

Thank Pnemiller
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Not much to see, very dirty
protestors were camping around building, chain link fences everywhere couldnt fvigure how to get in the building, panhandlers

Thank Bud L
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

The walk you through the building and give the setting of what it was like when they were creating the original documents.

Thank Tcroll
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

First the building itself is such an architectural feat. We took the tower tour, which was well worth the view. It could be a little less confusing on how to get to the tour. Too many steps.

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