Seven Walking Tours
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FAIRMOUNT PARK
INDEPENDENCE HALL AREA
HISTORIC, NORTH OF MARKET
PARKWAY
RITTENHOUSE
SOCIETY HILL
WASHINGTON SQUARE
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Philosophical Hall

Historic District b009

Across the street is Philosophical Hall, owned by the American Philosophical Society. It is home to the country's oldest learned association and is the only privately owned building on Independence Square, which contains Independence Hall itself. Erected between 1785 and 1789, it contains Franklin's clock and library chair and the chair Jefferson is said to have used while writing the Declaration of Independence. The museum is open to the public.

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