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    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

City Tavern

The City Tavern Website

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

City Tavern

City Tavern

Picture courtesy of ushistory.org


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.


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