Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

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Chestnut Street is a major historic street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was originally named Wynne Street because Thomas Wynne's home was there. William Penn renamed it Chestnut Street in 1684. It runs east–west from the Delaware River waterfront in downtown Philadelphia through Center City and West Philadelphia. The road crosses the Schuylkill River on the Chestnut Street Bridge. It serves as eastbound Pennsylvania Route 3 between 63rd and 38th Streets.Points of interestFrom east to west: United States Custom House (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)National Liberty MuseumCarpenters' HallFirst National Bank (today, part of the Chemical Heritage Foundation)Old City HallSecond Bank of the United StatesIndependence HallLiberty BellBen Franklin House, formerly the Benjamin Franklin HotelBelgravia HotelThe Coronado BuildingDrexel UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania
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  • July 18, 2017
    Starting at Independence Hall and Liberty Bell this walk will take you from historic and museum center passed interesting buildings and restaurants which appear more modern as you cross Broad Street (...  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    One of Philadelphia's most elegant streets. Some very grand buildings along here. Right in the middle of Center City, shopping and strolling, plus some fancy restaurants.  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    A nice and popular (for Philly standards) street with history, shopping, restaurants, and more. For travelers, this should and will be one of your popular walks while visiting Philadelphia.  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    Great bagels! Really enjoyed the salt and the whole grain everything! Jalapeno cream cheese was awesome. She though her bagel breakfast sandwich was one of the best she's had. Rainbow bagel was fun and unique. Only thing I wish is that they get some type of tables or seating available outside on the sidewalk (since the inside is so small there is no room to eat there). Wish we had bagels like this in Dallas.
  • June 11, 2017
    Exactly what a bagel shop should be. Well stocked with good fresh bagels, chalkboard menu, and snappy service. Lox was overpriced, but a real treat. Nice place to just walk in off the street and grab a quick bite.
  • June 6, 2017
    We are from FL and we were in Philly for a National Scholar banquet for my daughter. And before we ever got to Philly she found the tie dye bagels on pinterest, so it was a must. We got 2 tie dye bagels with cake batter cream cheese and my husband had the breakfast sammy with bacon, egg, and cheddar on a jalapeno and cheese bagel. Everything was great!!
  • June 23, 2017
    Great bagels, just be cautioned if you're going there in summer - due to the oven - it's HOT in there. If you don't mind sweating for a great bagel at a fair price, this is your place.
  • May 1, 2017
    Came here to Philly to see a concert one night. On our way home we just wanted a quick to go breakfast. Originally we had another place in mind but I got us lost so this was the only place that sounded ok. Good thing I got us lost. This place was a real treat. We got two regular breakfast sandwiches, one with cheese and o e with sausage. Bagels were on point (not dry) and everything in the sandwich just went together so well. I don't know what cheese they used but dang it was good.

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