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Old City Hall, Philadelphia

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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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  • Philadelphia's Old City Hall at 6th & Chestnut is part of Independence National Historical Park. The first floor has been restored as the "mayor's" or municipal courtroom, adapted for use and loaned b...  more »
  • The city of Philadelphia has an impressive historical complex. The city had a key role in the process of independence of the United States and it seems that breathes and exudes all that baggage. In a small region of the city, one can visit several of these historical sites, including the old City Hall. To enter the building, I was greeted by a couple of guides who take care of the site and support the tourists. The two were extremely friendly and cordial, told about the place and took me to see the halls of old City Hall. You feel like you're stepping into a very important place in the history of the country, where illustrious people have made this story happen.
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  • Old City Hall is located right next to Independence Hall at the corner of Chestnut and 5th. You can go right in compared to Independence Hall where you have to pass through security and metal detector...  more »
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  • Very interesting place with an excellent tour guide. Really enjoyed the history lesson.
  • Our tour guide was excellent
  • Great place for history!
  • Worth seeing, good for tourists
  • Cool!