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As the Federal Government Shutdown Drags On, Philly's Top-Tier Tourist Attractions Remain Closed

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The shutdown is hitting Philly hard: the centerpiece of Philly's tourism industry is owned and operated by the Federal Government, and tourists are getting turned away from historic attractions in droves. Here's a map of what's closed.


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1. Liberty Bell Center

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526 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 965-2305
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Though the bell itself is still visible through the windows of the Liberty Bell Center, the doors of the building around it are shut.

2. Independence Hall

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520 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 965-2305
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The site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence offers free tours when it's open, but it's shut for the duration of the government shutdown.

3. City Tavern

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138 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 413-1443
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Once referred to as "the most genteel tavern in the land" by John Adams, the City Tavern is operated by the National Park Service, and is therefore closed.

4. President's House

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Market Street & South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The President's House at 6th and Market is a tribute to George Washington's nine slaves, in an open frame recreation of George Washington's House. Though it is technically closed, it has no doors, so visitors can still see it.

5. Congress Hall

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Chestnut Street & South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 965-2305

Congress Hall is the first home of the nation's Congress, and it is closed during the shutdown

6. Second Bank of the United States

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420 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Second National Bank doubles as a portrait gallery of portraits of some of the country's founding fathers. It is usually free, but due to the shutdown, it's closed.

7. Benjamin Franklin Museum

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317 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Benjamin Franklin Museum opened recently, but it's now closed too.

8. Declaration House

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701 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Visitors to Philadelphia can experience the room where Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. It's now closed.

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1. Liberty Bell Center

526 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Though the bell itself is still visible through the windows of the Liberty Bell Center, the doors of the building around it are shut.

526 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

2. Independence Hall

520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence offers free tours when it's open, but it's shut for the duration of the government shutdown.

520 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

3. City Tavern

138 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Once referred to as "the most genteel tavern in the land" by John Adams, the City Tavern is operated by the National Park Service, and is therefore closed.

138 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

4. President's House

Market Street & South 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The President's House at 6th and Market is a tribute to George Washington's nine slaves, in an open frame recreation of George Washington's House. Though it is technically closed, it has no doors, so visitors can still see it.

Market Street & South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

5. Congress Hall

Chestnut Street & South 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Congress Hall is the first home of the nation's Congress, and it is closed during the shutdown

Chestnut Street & South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

6. Second Bank of the United States

420 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Second National Bank doubles as a portrait gallery of portraits of some of the country's founding fathers. It is usually free, but due to the shutdown, it's closed.

420 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

7. Benjamin Franklin Museum

317 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Benjamin Franklin Museum opened recently, but it's now closed too.

317 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

8. Declaration House

701 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Visitors to Philadelphia can experience the room where Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. It's now closed.

701 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106