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Society Hill really isn’t a hill any longer if it ever was. But the townhouses are wonderfully kept in mint condition. It is unimaginable that a structure built in 1778 still survives yet there they are. I would love to have gone inside one to...More
It is located right near Independence Hall. The tree lined streets are lovely and historical homes are beautiful. Many of the homes have historical placards. The building all have character. You will have a good time just wander around this area.
No stay in center city Philadelphia or visit to Independence Hall is complete without a stroll through Society Hill. The tree lined streets are lovely and historical homes are beautiful. Many of the homes have historical placards. Historical churches and Pennsylvania Hospital are near by....More
Love the brick sidewalks and all the old buildings with character. Everyone is very help and friendly. We even visited the nearest Wawa for coffee and food for the ride home. While waiting for our food the police were called to kick out two drunks...More
Society Hill is both a visual time-capsule and an oasis from the modern core of Philly.
There is no need to make any elaborate plans for visiting the area . . . just start somewhere and wander around. You will be quietly amazed by all...More
Located south of the National Historic Park and close to the Delaware River, this neighborhood is one of the oldest in Philadelphiaand boasts a combination of restaurants, historic attractions and shops. Named after the Society of Free Traders (association of elite merchants), it contains the...More
Why is Society Hill, a prominent part of early Philadelphia history, called Society Hill? I went to investigate and was astounded by the area’s transformation from commercial hub during colonial and post-revolutionary times to a contemporary mixture of lovely historical residences, stately buildings repurposed for...More
This area, full of old houses and cobblestone streets, is a step back in time. Everything is very well maintained and lets you imagine what it would have been like to take a stroll during the Revolution. Great place to relax.