City Hall Exterior Tour
M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

City Hall Exterior Tour

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.  

A National Historic Landmark, City Hall continues to inspire 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 perimeter.

Learn more interesting facts on the City Hall Exterior Tour, available Thursday - Saturday, weather-permitting. Capacity is limited to ensure proper social distancing. Tours last approximately one hour, and depart from the LOVE Park Visitor Center

Guided walking tours available weather-permitting and limited capacity.
Tours approximately one hour in duration.
Thursday - Saturday
Tours at Noon and 1 p.m.

wheelchair-accessibleWheelchair Accessible

service-animalsService Animals Welcome


City Hall Exterior Tour

1569 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States


LOVE Park Visitor Center

LOVE Park Visitor Center

The Independence Visitor Center Corporation and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation have partnered to open a new visitor center kiosk in LOVE Park.
City Hall Visitor Center

City Hall Visitor Center

City Hall Visitor Center provided visitor services in Philadelphia's City Hall, located in room 121 of the East Portal. Exterior Tours of this iconic building are now available.