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Tun Tavern

Society Hill 19

What does a historic site look like before reconstruction? Tun Tavern, a few steps east, today stands as an example. In 1775, the Continental Marine Corps was organized here. The first commandant of the Marines was a young Philadelphian, Samuel Nicholas. There is a tribute to the founding of the Marines at New Hall (see Historic District tour).

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