Philadelphia City Hall

Local namePhiladelphia City Hall
LocationPhiladelphia, United States

This masonry building is designed in the Second Empire style, which was popular in the latter half of the 19th century. It serves as the seat of the government of the city of Philadelphia and it is, in fact, the largest municipal building in the US.

The city hall was the tallest building in Pennsylvania until 1986 and its tower features a bronze statue of the city's founder William Penn. The statue was designed by Alexander Milne Calder, who's also the author of the rest of the sculptures which decorate the building. The observation deck offers wonderful views of the city.

Apart from climbing the tower, you can also tour the city hall's interior - the City Council Chamber, the Mayor’s Reception Room, Conversation Hall and the Supreme Court Room. All the rooms are beautifully decorated and well worth the visit.

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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia from 19 USD

Opening hours

Select Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Guided tours of the City Hall are provided with timed tickets every 15 minutes.

City Hall Interior Tour + Tower
Mon - Fri: 12:30 p.m.

Closed on all major holidays. Reservation of timed tickets required.


Tower only:
Adult: $8
Senior (over 65), Students, Youth, Military: $6
Student/ Youth: $4
Children under 3: Free

Interior Tour + Tower:
Adult: $15
Senior (over 65): $10
Student/ Youth: $8
Children under 3: Free

More information and contact


Official website

Phone +1 215 686 2840

Address 1 E Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

Coordinates 39°57'8.663" N -75°9'48.913" E

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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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