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City Tavern

The City Tavern Website

Address:
138 South 2nd Street at Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

 
City Tavern

City Tavern

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CITY TAVERN

The original City Tavern was a favorite meeting place of the Founding Fathers and unofficial site of the First Continental Congress. Originally built in 1773 and razed in 1854, the National Park Service built a replica of the building in 1975 as a working tavern.The existing operation provides a colonial themed restaurant and tavern atmosphere, with American Colonial style foods. The current operation provides a dining experience that immerses the customer in the historical atmosphere of the Colonial period.


 

Did You Know?

Drawing of Dolly Todd

Dolley Todd had to write a letter to the orphan court to keep her son when, her first husband John died of Yellow Fever in 1793. In 1794, she married Congressman James Madison.