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  • Address: Center City East, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106, USA
  • Hours: Wed-Sun 11am-5pm

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Second Bank of the United States Tours

Set within the Independence National Historical Park, this stately building was designed in 1818 by Philadelphia architect William Strickland, renowned for pioneering the Greek Revival movement in America. Based on the Parthenon in Greece, this was the original home of the country’s second national bank, which was discontinued with great vitriolic fanfare in 1836 by President Andrew Jackson, who feared the institution was gaining more economic power than the still-new United States itself. 

The building now houses The Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank, where the cornerstone exhibit is “People of Independence,” a collection of 185 paintings of historically significant Colonial- and Federal-era individuals – a veritable Who’s Who of the 18th century in America. Several of these portraits are by local artist Charles Wilson Peale, whose life and work are celebrated in an adjunct gallery called Peale’s Museum.  Also on display are a wood-carved sculpture and death mask of George Washington.

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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, null
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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
From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour, Philadelphia, Historical & Heritage 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.)

From USD $79.00
Benjamin Franklin Walking Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Walking Tours
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Benjamin Franklin Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Get an in-depth look at an important facet of American history on this Benjamin Franklin walking tour of Philadelphia. Known by most for the famous kite-flying ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
American Fine Art Tour in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Walking Tours
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American Fine Art Tour in Philadelphia

Gain a deeper insight into American art on this walking tour led by an expert art scholar. Browse paintings and sculptures at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00

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