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Hopkinson House

Hopkinson House Marker
Hopkinson House Marker

Corner of Spruce and 4th Sts.

This was the home of Francis Hopkinson, who helped establish Philadelphia as a cultural center of America. His son, Joseph Hopkinson, wrote the country's first national anthem, "Hail Columbia." In fact, when the piece debuted at the Chestnut St. Theatre, the crowd was so enamored with the song that they stayed to sing it three times.

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