City Hall Exterior Only Tour

Exterior Tour

About this experience

Perhaps the nation's largest and most elaborate seat of municipal government, Philadelphia's City Hall is the highest masonry load-bearing structure in the world, and the finest example of the French Second Empire architecture in America. City Hall's structure is adorned with the most comprehensive sculptural decoration of any American building, featuring more than 250 sculptures designed by Alexander Milne Calder, including the statue of William Penn that stands atop the structure’s tower. Calder fashioned people and animals of the world, educators, artists and engineers out of stone “to express American ideals and develop American genius.” This National Historic Landmark inspires citizens and visitors alike, who can learn more about the building's art, architecture, and history on a guided walking tour around the building's exterior. Learn more interesting facts on this 1-hour guided walking tour, available every 2nd and 4th Saturday, weather-permitting. 


 

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Tours depart from LOVE Park Visitor Center, 1569 John F. Kennedy Blvd.