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  • Address: Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106, USA
  • 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, Philadelphia, null
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 181 Reviews

Explore Philadelphia on this hop-on hop-off tour! Visit 27 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
Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

This hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour lets you experience the rich history and legendary sights of Philadelphia with ease. Select a single or multi-day pass ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Philadelphia Happy Hour Pub Crawl, Philadelphia, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Philadelphia Happy Hour Pub Crawl

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Get a taste for Philadelphia’s local craft brewery culture on this small-group walking tour during happy hour! Soak up the lively atmosphere as you walk to ...  Read more

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

From USD $55.00
City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Philadelphia, Walking Tours
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City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Discover great things to do in Philadelphia on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. The open-top, double-decker bus offers a panoramic view of the ‘City ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 1, 2 or 3 days

From USD $32.00
From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia City Tour with a Local Guide, Philadelphia, Hop-on Hop-off ... 
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From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia City Tour with a Local Guide

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
One Liberty Observation Deck Philadelphia General Admission, Philadelphia, Walking Tours
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One Liberty Observation Deck Philadelphia General Admission

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

One Liberty Observation Deck is Philadelphia’s newest attraction! See Philly like never before from 883 feet above street level, providing amazing 360 degree ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $19.00
Private Half Day Philadelphia Driving Tour, Philadelphia, Attraction Tickets
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Private Half Day Philadelphia Driving Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Experience the sights of Philadelphia with a personal guide on this private, half-day sightseeing tour. Hop in a comfortable minivan (for up to six people) and ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $345.00
Guided Philadelphia Bike Tour, Philadelphia, Custom Private Tours
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Guided Philadelphia Bike Tour

Get an insider’s look into the City of Brotherly Love! From the beautiful parks and historic buildings to the less traveled neighborhoods and other exciting ...  Read more

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

From USD $50.00
Philadelphia 27-Stop Double Decker Tour Full-Day Pass, Philadelphia, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Philadelphia 27-Stop Double Decker Tour Full-Day Pass

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore all that Philadelphia has to offer aboard a double decker hop-on hop-off bus tour! Visit 27 top attractions, as an expert local guide offers live ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour, Philadelphia, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Board a double-decker bus for a guided, 2-hour night tour of historic Philadelphia. This evening sightseeing tour around the 'City of Brotherly Love' departs ...  Read more

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

From USD $30.00

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