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City Hall

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Address: Penn Square, Broad and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: +1 215-686-1776
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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Located at the exact geographical center of Philadelphia, the seat of city...

Located at the exact geographical center of Philadelphia, the seat of city government is topped by the famous statue of William Penn.

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US$31.99*
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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US$90.00*
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Full City Segway Tour
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US$27.30*
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Small-Group Holiday Tour of Philadelphia's Center City

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Christmas Festival

City Hall was all dressed up in it's holiday finery for it's Christmas Festival. There were many types of vendors with booths all around the perimeter as well as inside. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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DEER PARK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

To clarify some of the confusion with a number of these reviews. .. At the moment there is one tour during the day that includes the interior of City hall, as well as entry to the observation deck in the Tower. That tour is at 12:30pm and costs $15.25. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining..always open and willing to... More 

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

City Hall was all dressed up in it's holiday finery for it's Christmas Festival. There were many types of vendors with booths all around the perimeter as well as inside. They had many wonderful food vendors, and ice skating rink, carousel, and of course, a beautiful Christmas tree. Itwas fun for everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the Christmas market set up with a great ambiance of songs, art and novelties. The ice skating rink in front of this magnificent building was the icing on the cake.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building, rich in history. Go on the top and get a wonderful view of Philadelphia and around. Go to the shop and you find good ideas of gifts.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoying the place.Many people were selling items for the large crowd.We enjoyed cotton candy and jewelry and the beautiful building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Philadelphia for a conference, and by luck got a hotel just down from the City Hall. The building is spectacular, both in the day and night. It is gorgeous inside and out. Sculpture and art abound here, and William Penn looks commandingly from the top of the building over the city and state he helped create. A... More 

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to city hall many times; to attend events, usually around Christmas time. I always see something new; usually new sculpture and carvings into the building, interior or exterior. This is truly a gem, and not to be missed.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

City Hall and William Penn surveying his city from up high are an imposing sight for locals and visitors alike; a friend recently inquired whether the panoply of sculptures in City Hall were the folly of a prolific artist or whether there was a Philadelphia narrative that tied together people, animals, plants, ships, books and many other emblems displayed here.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Day One of our trip to Philadelphia we came out of the 13th / Market metro station and up there on our left was the iconic 2nd French Empire tower with Wm Penn atop. It was really exciting and made us know we were in Philadelphia. The structure is, of course, iconic, but it is also supremely beautiful from all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating insight into both the building and the history of the City during the tour given by enthusiastic guide.Ther was only 7 people on the tour .Four from the states and 3 of us from the uk. The tour show all the different departments on the different floor and even were they make local laws around a oval table .... More 

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