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  • Address: 501 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, USA
  • Hours: Open daily 9am-5pm

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Old City Hall Tours

There is perhaps no American city with a greater amount of history than Philadelphia, and its Old City Hall is no exception. Surrounded by the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Congress Hall, the building served as the original site of the First Supreme Court from 1791 to 1800. It was a center of the United States government when Philadelphia was briefly the nation’s capital.

With its distinctive red brick and clocktower, it was designed in Federal style and remains in tact from its original structure today. Its interior retains its period furnishings, though they are duplicates of the original seats in which the first Justices sat.

After the U.S. Supreme Court was moved to Washington D.C., the Old City Hall was utilized as the city hall and mayor’s office. Today it is maintained as a historic site. Portraits of the first five Supreme Court Justices can be seen in the Second Bank portrait gallery.

Practical Info

Old City Hall is located at Chestnut and 5th Streets in Independence National Historic Park at the center of Philadelphia. You can enter from the north door on Chestnut Street. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, admission is free.

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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, null
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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

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Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this small-group tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $33.00
Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Walking Tours
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia takes you on a walking journey through America's Most Historic Area - the birthplace of America's nation. Step ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.00
BYOB Tour of Old City in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Historical & Heritage Tours
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BYOB Tour of Old City in Philadelphia

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See the historic landmarks of Philadelphia with a beer in hand on this 2-hour trolley tour. Stop and hop off to walk around City Hall and the famous Love ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.00
From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour, Philadelphia, Trolley Tours
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From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour

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What could possibly be better than combining USA’s most iconic historic sites with award-winning beer? Nothing! Tap into Philly's legendary history along with ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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