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Philadelphia Merchant's Exchange

  • 313 Walnut St. Map It
  • Historic Area
  • Building/Architectural Site

Updated 05/19/2011

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

313 Walnut St., at 3rd St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States

Map It

Phone:

215-965–2305

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 8:30–4:30

Updated 05/19/2011

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