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Old City Hall, Philadelphia

Old City Hall located at Chestnut Street at 5th Street in the Independence Hall complex of Independence National Historical Park in Center City, Philadelphia, was built in 1790-91 in the Federal style. The architect was David Evans, Jr. Although originally intended as Philadelphia's City Hall, it served as the home of the U.S. Supreme Court from completion of its construction in 1791 until 1800, when the national capital was moved to Washington, D.C.Afterward, the building continued to serve as Philadelphia's City Hall until 1854. It is a contributing property to Independence National Historical Park. The owner is the City of Philadelphia, which leases the building to the National Park Service.
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  • In the Market St near the old City there is this beautyfull City Hall you can go true it or around it. Beautiful columns and on one side of the sidewalk, water comes out of fountains, which is very us...  more »
  • If you like history this is an interesting place to go visit. Located in the heart of Philadelphia close by attractions the Liberty bell. Parking is like any major city problematic your best. If you’r...  more »
  • We started here as we made our way toward the Independence Hall part of the walking tour. Take your time. Take a seat on the back row benches. Pull out your Tour book or favorite online app and read a...  more »
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  • Well preserved. I heard that 2/3 of the furnitures are still the original. They also offer free tour.
  • Very interesting place! Lots of great original pieces.
  • Cool exhibit for looking back in history!
  • It's worth popping into to see the old US Supreme Court. The park ranger-type person inside answers questions and dropped some knowledge.
  • Nice gift shop and interesting historical building

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