City Hall

Interesting
This 700-room French Second Empire structure designed by John McArthur was completed in 1901. The enormous structure with its solid masonry walls was almost obsolete, and in the early 20C there was talk of demolishing it. The very cost of demolition saved it, and City Hall still functions as Philadelphia's ceremonial "palace".

Useful information

Address:

1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd, between 15th St. & 13th St., 19107 Philadelphia

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

Mon‑Fri 9am‑5pm - guided tour only of indoor rooms (at 12.30pm)

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