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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?
From 1790 to 1800 Philadelphia was the Capital of the United States. During that time, city, county, and state government offices were all on the same block of Chestnut Street, between 5th and 6th.