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City Hall

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Address: Broad and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number:
+1 215-686-2840
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Located at the exact geographical center of Philadelphia, City Hall is...

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.

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Beautiful Building on outside

The outside of this building reminds of Paris with some of same architecture designs but has the statue of William Penn on top.

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Brewster, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The outside of this building reminds of Paris with some of same architecture designs but has the statue of William Penn on top.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you plan to come Philadelphia, it's nice to visit this building and walk around, specially in nice spring.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Philadelphia City Hall was built in 1901 and is located at 1 Penn Square. It is the largest municipal building in the United States and has 700 rooms. The building is topped with a 37 ft, 27-ton bronze statue of city founder William Penn. The statue is the tallest atop any building in the world. There are so many... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some of the most beautiful architecture I've ever seen, with an interesting history. If in Philly, be sure to check out City Hall.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Much has been renovated and more off a tourist spot and great to visit in the summer months. Many dinning locations and street vendors with variety of great foods.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful building, and when weather is nice you can sit out by the fountains and watch the kids play and walk in fountains. There are performers around from time to time and the subway entrance is right next to the fountains. A good visit!

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring a camera with a good lens. The architecture is impressive and the statues and ornamentation reflect the significant components of our nations history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic part of Philly. At Christmas time they have an ice skating rink and a little Christmas village that's always good to check out if you're in the area. In the summer all the fountains are going and it's always a fun area to walk by.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are anywhere Center City, you will see this structure, it blocks the main roadway, so you will drive around it. If walking, you can walk right through a pretty center courtyard. There is of course a souvenir shop in one of the sections.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture of this famous building is really good. One of the top spot around Philadelphia. It's surrounded by shops and cool fountain.

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