The City Tavern

The City Tavern (HMYK9)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.834', W 75° 8.668'

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— Independence Hall National Historical Park —

Completed on the eve of the American Revolution to serve the elite of Philadelphia, the City Tavern soon hosted the elite of an emerging American nation.

The City Tavern, like many other 18th Century taverns, was more than a "bar." It was a center for political discussions, business transactions, and social events. Members of the Continental Congress lodged, dined, and celebrated here.

The building in front of you is a reconstruction of the original 1773 tavern. Today visitors from around the world may enjoy lunch or dinner here at what John Adams called "the most genteel" tavern in America.

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The City Tavern in Philadelphia was erected at a great expense by a voluntary subscription of the principal gentlemen of the city or the convenience of the public, and is much the largest and most elegant house occupied in that way in America. —Philadelphia Packet, 1884.
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HM NumberHMYK9
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Marker Number29
Placed ByIndependence Hall National Historical Park
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 7:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487658 N 4421910
Decimal Degrees39.94723333, -75.14446667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.834', W 75° 8.668'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 50.04" N, 75° 8' 40.08" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 138 S 2nd St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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