Philadelphia Sights

Philadelphia Merchant's Exchange

  • 143 S. 3rd St. Map It
  • Old City
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 02/01/2016

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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. The building houses a small exhibit on its history and now serves as the headquarters for Independence National Park.

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143 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, USA

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  • Free
  • Weekdays 8–4:30

Published 02/01/2016


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