Trip Planner:   USA  /  Pennsylvania  /  Philadelphia  /  Old City Hall

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.
To visit Old City Hall on your holiday in Philadelphia, and find out what else Philadelphia has to offer, use our Philadelphia itinerary planning app .
Source
Create an itinerary including Old City Hall
map
Old City Hall Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
64 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
Google
  • 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.
  • Very interesting place with an excellent tour guide. Really enjoyed the history lesson.
Places to stay near Old City Hall

Plan your trip to Philadelphia

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Old City Hall by other users

26 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWEDEN April, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Philadelphia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Philadelphia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Philadelphia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Philadelphia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Washington DC, Philadelphia & New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Lancaster & Philadelphia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN March, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans