PHILADELPHIA VISITOR CENTER CITY HALL RM 121 – OWN A COPY OF THE STATUE THAT BROKE THE “WILLIAM PENN CURSE”
If you’re in town for the big Philadelphia Fourth of July 2009 celebration, there’s parades, fireworks, museums, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross’ house, the Big Bus tour, so much to do, but did you know there’s a great visitor center at City Hall.
That’s right that big historic building at Broad & Market which is near many of your hotels, not only holds some of our most important offices, but also houses a visitor center with lots of information about the City plus a tour office (Rm 121) where you can pick up timed tour tickets to the observation tower. Call ahead for an appt the day of tour: 215-564-4705 (small fee)
Also an interior architectural tour leaves everyday at 12:30 from the tour office, Rm 121
The City Hall Tour Director is Greta Greenberger, center. Volunteers Ruth and Matilda. Ruth has been a volunteer for about 15 years. Tell them Hughe sent you.
Judy runs the gift shop.
Do you want to own a miniature statue like the one that broke “William Penn’s” Curse on the City. Greta had a larger statue and it was welded to the highest beam at the Comcast Center. The following year the Curse was broken and the Phillies won the World Series. They’re only $10