Fodor's Expert Review Sir John Temple Heritage Center at the Union League of Philadelphia

Center City Building/Architectural Site

An elegant double staircase sweeps from Broad Street up to the entrance of this 1865 French Renaissance–style building, which was added to the National Historic Register in 1979, while within lies a bastion of Philadelphia conservatism. The Union League is a private social club founded during the Civil War to support the Union—in a big way. The club contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to the Union war effort, then a huge sum, as well as troops and other material support. While the club remains strictly private, the Heritage Center welcomes visitors a few hours every week. Tours of the full facilities are available only for groups of 20 or more.

Building/Architectural Site

Quick Facts

140 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19102, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Visitors are expected to abide by the League\'s dress code for members, which includes a jacket and tie for men and appropriate business attire or the equivalent for women

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