Visiting City Tavern

Exterior view of three story red brick building with many windows on each floor.
This tavern hummed with activity - from meals to business deals to lavish balls.

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City Tavern is located at the corner of 2nd and Walnut Streets. There is a small garden with benches behind the building (west side).

What to see and do

Stroll the cobblestone lane, picnic under the shade trees, or relax on the back porch of City Tavern and imagine the building bustling with activity. City Tavern was a popular gathering spot for residents and visitors alike in the late 1700s. Some members of the Second Continental Congress dined regularly here. The original building was demolished in 1854. Today's reconstuction dates to 1975.


The garden is wheelchair accessible via curb cuts. There are no restrooms (accessible or otherwise) at this location. Learn more about the accessibility services offered throughout the park on our website.

Images and Historical Information

See images of the site in the photo album below. Check out the historical information to learn more about this important meeting place.
Take a stroll down the cobblestone lane, shaded by trees and imagine the bustiling tavern

Last updated: December 20, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106



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