Visiting the Merchants' Exchange Building

Color photo showing rounded facade of marble building with multiple columns.
The Merchants' Exchange Building's east side once housed the first United States Post Office to sell stamps.

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Location

The Merchants’ Exchange Building is located on the corner of Walnut and 3rd Streets.

 

Hours and Fees

The public exhibit on the first floor of the Merchants’ Exchange Building is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed on all major federal holidays.

Admission is FREE.

 

Ticketing

No tickets are required to visit the exhibit.

 

Exhibits

The Merchants' Exchange Building's lobby houses a public exhibit on the site's history and preservation. Designed by William Strickland, the building became Philadelphia's financial center upon its completion in 1834, playing host to a post office, the city's stock exchange, and the Philadelphia Board of Trade throughout the 1800’s. Today, it serves as the park’s headquarters.

 

Accessibility

The Merchants’ Exchange Building is wheelchair accessible. Learn more about the accessibility services offered throughout the park on our website.

 

Images and Historical Information

Additional historical information is available on the park's website.

 

Last updated: December 5, 2017

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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

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