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  • Address: Chestnut St
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:15pm
With 14 ½ acres of floor space, this is the largest municipal building in the United States. Built on one of five squares designated by founding father William Penn as Center Square, its Old City site once marked the geographic center of Philadelphia. 

Begun in 1871, this imposing Second Empire masterpiece, with its 22-foot-thick exterior walls, granite floors, marble columns and 548-foot masonry clock tower, took 30 years to complete. Hired by architect John MacArthur, Jr., Scottish-born sculptor Alexander Milne Calder spent 20 years creating 250 bronze and marble sculptures for City Hall, the greatest achievement of his career.

Practical Info

Guided tours of this National Historic Landmark are given Monday-Friday at 12:30 p.m., starting from Room 121. The tower observation deck is open Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

Explore Philadelphia on this hop-on hop-off tour! Visit 21 top Philadelphia attractions including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Varies

From USD $31.99

Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 39 Reviews

Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, take ...  Read more

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

From USD $25.00

Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

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 $14.87

Philadelphia Duck Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Embark on a Storytelling Experience Your Captain is U.S. Coast Guard certified and an expert on Philadelphia history.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 70 minutes

From USD $29.00

Philadelphia's University City Food and Walking Tour Including Penn and Drexel

Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Philadelphia’s University City, home to the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and Drexel University. Experience dynamic ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.00

Small-Group Tour of Philadelphia's Center City

Dive into Philadelphia’s culture and history on this walking tour of its downtown--Center City. Admire impressive architecture and art, as your knowledgeable ...  Read more

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

From USD $35.00

Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia

Gain insight into America’s colonial history on this small-group walking tour of Philadelphia, founded in the 17th century by William Penn as a haven for ...  Read more

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

From USD $70.29

Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York

4 star rating: Recommended 281 Reviews

Explore the countryside outside New York on a day trip to Philadelphia and Lancaster County, home of the Amish people. You'll drive through the beautiful ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.00

2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour from New York

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

While in New York, take a trip the City of Brotherly Love and the nation’s capital on this 2-day tour through Philadelphia, Washington DC and Amish country. ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $310.00

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