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City Hall observation deck

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City Hall observation deck

I am planning a trip to Philly in about a month. Do I need to get advance tickets for the City Hall Observation Deck? If yes, can someone give me the URL? If not, where do I get tickets day of?

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1. Re: City Hall observation deck

Good info here - I don't think you can preorder:

uwishunu.com/2013/…

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2. Re: City Hall observation deck

here is a bit more. Suggest that you call the number

phila.gov/virtualch/…visitorinfo.html

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Thanks to you both. One more question - are the tours of City Hall worth it?

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I think the tour is worth it. The building is quirky yet magnificent in its way. Also, a lot of the tourist attractions in town are about the colonial and federal period, but the city was also an economic powerhouse in the mid-to-late 19th century, and the City Hall tour is a good glimpse into the civic aspirations of this period.

The tours are done by volunteers and vary in quality according to who's doing it.

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Another vote for the City Hall tour. The explanation of symbolic sculpture all over the building's exterior is very interesting.

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