Philadelphia City Hall

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General Information

Philadelphia City Hall is a building that is the seat of the government for the city of Philadelphia, USA. The government building was built between the years 1871 to 1901 and is an impressive Second Empire structure that was designed by John McArthur Jr and Thomas Ustick Walter and built with a masonry structure. Standing at 548ft, it was once the tallest building in the world. The building is topped by a statue of the founder of the city, William Penn. In 1976 it was made a National Historic Landmark.

Getting there

City Hall has its own underground subway stop on the BSL line. The closest train station is ‘Suburban’ station which is served by many of the city lines. If travelling by bus, use the 4, 16, 27, 302, 304, 306, 308 or 310 which all stop close by.

Opening Times and Admission

The building is open for people to tour on weekdays 9.30am-4.15pm, the tour includes a trip up to the observation deck which offers fantastic views over the city. Tickets can be purchased online and cost 8$ for adults and 6$ for concessions.

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