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Philadelphia Merchant's Exchange

Philadelphia Merchant's Exchange Review

Designed by the well-known Philadelphia architect William Strickland and built in 1832, this impressive Greek Revival building served as the city's commercial center for 50 years. It was both the stock exchange and a place where merchants met to trade goods. In the tower a watchman scanned the Delaware River and notified merchants of arriving ships. The exchange stands behind Dock Street, a cobblestone thoroughfare closed to traffic. The building houses a small exhibit on its history and park offices.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 313 Walnut St., at 3rd St., Historic Area, Philadelphia, PA, 19106 | Map It
  • Phone: 215/965–2305
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Weekdays 8:30–4:30
  • Location: Historic Area
Updated: 05-19-2011

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