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Private Half Day Philadelphia Driving Tour
"Your private driving tour starts with a pickup from your hotel or any other location in the city. If you have half a day (either in 4 hours or 6 hours) you'll have time to see even more of the most iconic locations and local spots in the City of Brotherly Love - and the sights can either directed by you or by your guide. Your guide will spend some time understanding your interests what you want to see and will give recommendations for the tour. A half-day tour allows more opportunity for you to take full advantage of being on a driving tour. You'll visit all of the Must-See Spots as well as having time to explore even more famous sights and other neighborhoods - like driving through the colorful Italian Market getting out of the van to go into the Liberty Bell Exhibit
From $295.00
 
City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Immerse yourself in one of the most historic cities in the US on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Philadelphia. From the open-top double-decker bus you can enjoy 360-degree views of Philly and hop off when you want to visit any attractions.Listen to informative onboard commentary about the culture architecture and history of Philadelphia when you're on the loop which takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Buses run every 30 minutes. See below for a full list of the 27 stops.Perhaps visit the landmark house where Betsy Ross lived when she made the first American flag during the American Revolution. Becom or learn about early American law at the Eastern State Penitentiary a prison established in 1829. Kids will enjoy the Please Touch Museum and Philadelphia Zoo
From $32.00
 
Philadelphia 27-Stop Double Decker Tour Full-Day Pass
"Discover one of the most historic cities in the U.S. on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Philadelphia. Experience the city's rich and legendary sights at your own pace with 360-degree panoramic views. Board an open-top double decker bus at any of the 27 stops around Philadelphia. Along the way enjoy live narration from your guide who will share interesting stories and facts about the city's most popular attractions and historic landmarks. This hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour allows you customize your itinerary and experience the Philadelphia's history heritage and culture at your own pace.Hop-on hop-off tour stops include: Independence Visitor Center Betsey Ross House United States Mint/Ben Franklin's Grave National Constitution Center Chinatown ""
From $30.00

City Hall Tips (35)

Dominating the center

The centre of town is dominated by this huge building, that really impressed me. I'm not able to write about it, but I dare to transcribe visitphilly:OverviewCity Hall is the largest municipal...
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solopes
Mar 30, 2016

City Hall Free Tour

We toured City Hall the largest and tallest City Hall in the United States. The tower reaches 548’ to the top of William Penn’s statue. The bronze statue of the founder of Philadelphia and all of...
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apbeaches
Jul 23, 2015

Tour City Hall and/or the City Hall Tower

City hall tours are 12:30 pm Monday-Friday, and take 1.5 to 2 hours. Tower Tours are given from 9:30 am to 4:15 pm. You get to stand directly under the William Penn statue atop City Hall. Be aware...
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mmyerspa
Apr 04, 2011

City Hall

One of the most unique and distinctive buildings in Philadelphia, City Hall was constructed from 1871 to 1901. This square was in William Penn's original 1682 design of the city, but it took many...
Ewingjr98
Apr 04, 2011

City Hall

The building that houses the City Hall is an impressive tall/huge building in French second empire style (pic 1). I’ve read that was designed to be world’s tallest building but although the...
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Oct 18, 2010

Philadelphia City Hall

Designed by Scottish-born architect John McArthur Jr, Philadelphia City Hall is a huge building which dominates Centre Square. Construction commenced on 3 January 1871 with the first meeting of the...
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Gillybob
Jul 14, 2010

City Hall

Philadelphia's City Hall was surrounded by scaffolding for so long, I was mesmerized when I first saw William Penn atop it. It's one of the most impressive building in the US and it's strategic...
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richiecdisc
Mar 12, 2010

City Hall Tour

In the center of downtown Philadelphia is the nation’s largest municipal building. City Hall is situated in the exact geographical center of William Penn's original 1682 plans for the city, now known...
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apbeaches
Nov 29, 2008

City Hall

Philadelphia has the largest, tallest City Hall of any city in America. It's also the world's largest masonry building. The tower stands 511 feet high. Completed in 1901, it took 30 years to build. It...
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Tom_Fields
Aug 23, 2007

Philly City Hall

The building was designed by Scottish architect John McArthur, Jr., in the Second Empire style, and was constructed from 1871 until 1901 at a cost of $24 million. Originally designed to be the world's...
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machomikemd
Aug 13, 2007

Free Tour of City Hall

Every weekday you can get a free guided tour of Philadelphia's City Hall. If you aren't interested in the tour you can just go up for a view of the city from the top of William Penn's statue. The...
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Sevsa
Jul 05, 2007

City Hall

A skyline of modern skyscrapers circle around this spectacular architectural gem. The largest city hall in America, Philadelphia's French Revival City Hall is a wonder. The inside is amazing as well...
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Jan 29, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near City Hall

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Masonic Temple

People are sometimes suspicious about masons probably because their ceremonies are closed to non members. By the way, many of the American revolution leaders were masons. The truth is that I never...
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania was founded in 1824 and moved to this current location in 1884. This is not a museum. It is a library with more than 21 million items in their collections. The...
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Reading Terminal Market

The Reading Terminal Market opened in 1892. The street-​level Market reverberated with the sound of trains rumbling overhead. The stalls were laid out in a grid pattern with twelve aisles running...
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St. Mark's Episcopal Church

The church was designed by English architect Richard Cromwell Carpenter and built by John Notman in the Gothic Revival style between 1847 and 1849. The tower was designed by Notman, but completed in...
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Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square is one of five squares planned by William Penn and was constructed in 1683. In 1825, the square was named in honor of Philadelphian David Rittenhouse who was an astronomer, clock...
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul

The Basilica is the largest Catholic Church in Pennsylvania and home of the archdiocese of Philadelphia. The church was modeled after the Lombard Church of ST. Charles in Rome and is the only...
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