300 Arch St Philadelphia, AL 19106
The Heart of Historic Philadelphia
Old City. Quite possibly Philadelphia’s most visited neighborhood. To tourists, it is best known as the site of Independence Hall and its encompassing Independence National Historical Park, Elfreth’s Alley, the Betsy Ross House, and many of Philadelphia’s other historic sites. But to Philadelphians, it is one of the city’s popular nightlife destinations, with many lounges, dive bars, and quality restaurants.
In addition, many parks and gardens, open spaces, cobblestone streets, galloping horses and buggies, and enriching historical sights made Old City a unique part of Philadelphia. Many countries have chosen to house their consulates in Old City. The African American Museum, National Museum of American Jewish History, and Fireman’s Hall Museum can also be found in Old City.
Landmark Theatres operates three Ritz movie theaters in the area, specializing in art films. During the popular monthly First Friday event, shops hold evening-hours open houses featuring art, design, and fashion. And let’s not forget Elfreth’s Alley, our nations oldest residential street.
Elfreth’s Alley hosts a variety of different events throughout the year and the Elfreth’s Alley Museum tells many unique stories of early Philadelphia’s development.
The 3rd Street Corridor, between Market Street and Vine Street, is home to many locally owned businesses such as galleries and boutiques.
East/West: Front, 6th Street
North/South: Vine Street, Walnut Street
General George A. McCall School for grades Kindergarten through 8
Furness High School for high school.
The Mastery Charter Schools system operates the Mastery Charter Lenfest Campus (7-12) in Old City.