OLD CITY

Old City spans from the Delaware River to Seventh Street and from Vine to Lombard Street. Known as the heart of Philadelphia’s original city, this area has numerous tourist focused historical landmarks and museums. Still, it is also home to boast-worthy restaurants and beer gardens, owner-operated boutiques and local art galleries. Historic locations such as the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall and Congress Hall are well matched with the contemporary locations that also pay tribute to our Nation’s history. For example, located next to the Liberty Bell Center is The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation-an open air site available to the public 24/7 which tells the stories of the enslaved peoples who served George and Martha Washington. The neighborhood is located along the Delaware River and whatever the season, there is always something going on at Penn’s Landing on the waterfront. Summer means festivals, concerts, and free movies. Spring and fall bring free yoga on the pier, and in winter, there is skating along the river. Known as America’s most historic square mile, visitors and residents alike can make themselves at home in this charming, creative, multilayered district.