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Find out more about Old City

What's Old City like?

There are lots of things that visitors like about Old City, especially its restaurants and historical sites. Travellers like this walkable neighbourhood for its museums. Nature lovers can visit Independence National Historical Park and Independence Mall. There's plenty more to see, including Betsy Ross House and Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

How to get to Old City

Old City is located 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from the heart of Philadelphia.

Flying to:

  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from Old City
  • Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia), 11 mi (17.6 km) from Old City
  • Trenton, NJ (TTN-Mercer), 28.2 mi (45.3 km) from Old City

Getting to Old City on the metro

Stations in the neighbourhood include:
  • 2nd St. Station
  • 5th St. Station

Things to see and do in and around Old City

What to see in Old City

  • Betsy Ross House
  • Benjamin Franklin Bridge
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Elfreth's Alley
  • Cherry Street Pier

Things to do in Old City

  • Museum of the American Revolution
  • Franklin Court
  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Fireman's Hall
  • Painted Bride Art Center

Other popular Old City attractions

  • Christ Church
  • Independence Mall
  • Carpenters' Hall
  • Cyrus Bustill Marker
  • Arden Theater Company