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City Hall Tower & Observation Deck tickets

Gate Prices Adult $8.00
Child (3-12) $4.00

Brief summary:
Go on a guided tour of the largest City Hall in the United States, the Philadelphia City Hall, and enjoy the views from the city’s highest open-air observation deck.

This City Hall Tower Tour features some of the best views of the Philadelphia skyline—right from the heart of it. Ride an elevator up 548 feet above ground to the top of the historic building to get unbeatable, 360-degree views of Philly and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The observation deck is just below the bronze statue of William Penn, the founder of Philadelphia and all of Pennsylvania, measuring in at 37-feet tall and weighing in at 27 tons.

Choose to take the 1.5-2 hour City Hall Interior Tour in addition to your City Hall Tower Tour and learn all about the historic building’s history, art, and architecture. There are over 250 marble statues ornamenting the exterior of the building.

What to expect:
The Philadelphia Pass grants you a free City Hall Tower & Observation Deck Tour. Tours tickets are timed, Pass holders will be given the next available timed ticket when visiting. Upgrades are available for the Interior Tour at a small fee.

The City Hall Tower & Observation Deck tours are weather inclement as the observation deck is open air. If conditions are poor, the Interior Only tour will be offered.

Tips for visiting:

  • Reservations for timed tower tickets are required. Call the day of your visit or come to the City Hall Tour and Visitor Center, Room 121 in the East central portal before the courtyard.

Fun facts:

  • Philadelphia’s City Hall building is the largest and tallest City Hall building in the US.
  • The City Hall is the world’s highest masonry load-bearing structure, consisting of 88 million bricks!
The Philadelphia Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes City Hall Tower & Observation Deck tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.


Open daily Monday - Friday and select Saturdays
Visitor Center: 9:00am-5:00pm
Tours run every 15 minutes from 9:30-4:15


All major holidays


Intersection of Broad & Market Sts.
Room 121
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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