Meet outside the Dilworth Park Information Booth and Café (west side of City Hall, 1 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 map)
$10 Preservation Alliance Member
$12 Student (must show ID)
Free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult
Explore the exterior of the most magnificent example of French Second Empire architecture in the U.S., Philadelphia City Hall, the largest municipal building in the country and the tallest masonry bearing wall structure in the world. Its monumental design celebrates Philadelphia’s industrial reputation as “The Workshop of the World” and its location provides this city with a strong “sense of center.” Circling around City Hall, you will experience a wide array of late 19th century and early 20th century commercial buildings and learn about Philadelphia’s transformation into a modern, post-World War II commercial city for the 20th & 21st centuries.
Meet outside the Dilworth Park Information Booth and Café (west side of City Hall, 1 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 map).
Please note: this tour does not include the interior of City Hall.
Purchase tickets online or go to the designated tour meeting place and pay your tour guide (cash or check payable to Preservation Alliance). Group size is limited to 20 people; those with tickets get priority. Tours run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Tours run rain or shine.