City Hall

Broad St. & Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107- Map It
(215) 686-2840

AAA Editor Notes

City Hall is at Penn Sq., Broad and Market sts.; tours depart from the visitor center, room 121. This was planned to be the tallest structure in the world when construction began in 1871. However, it was surpassed in height by the Washington Monument and the Eiffel Tower before its completion in 1901. A 37-foot-high bronze statue of William Penn tops the City Hall tower. The document in Penn's left hand represents the state's charter. The elevator for the tower observation deck tour holds four adults at one time.
City Hall interior and observation deck tour $12; $8 (ages 65+, students and military with ID). Fifteen-minute tour $6; $4 (ages 65+, students and military with ID). Reservations are recommended.
Hours: Guided tours of the City Hall interior and the tower observation deck are offered Mon.-Fri. at 12:30. Tours of the observation deck only are every 15 min. Mon.-Fri. 9:30-4:15. Phone ahead to confirm availability. Closed major holidays.