Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia®
Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia®

Second Bank of the United States Portrait Gallery

This Greek revival building by William Strickland was once home to the Second Bank of the United States. It now stands as a revolutionary-era portrait gallery by artists such as Charles Willson Peale and Gilbert Stuart. Through its vast collection, "People of Independence," visitors can see Colonial and Federal leaders, military officers, explorers, scientists and signers of the Declaration of Independence. 

Beginning on June 25, Gallery Tours will be offered every hour on the half-hour from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Meet a Park Ranger at the Washington Statue and get to know some of the notable people featured in the portrait gallery. 

Learn more about this and other buildings in Independence National Historical Park at 

Accessibility: The Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank has a wheelchair-accessible entrance ramp, located on the west side of the building. The Gallery level is reached via elevator. Accessible restrooms are located in the basement near the elevator.

The Second Bank of the United States is 2 blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. 


Open Saturday and Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Adults Free
Children Free


425 Chestnut Street
19106 Philadelphia , PA
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