About Old City
Old City is the touristic heart of Philadelphia, where you'll find the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, Ben Franklin's workspace, the President's House, and much, much more history. Thanks to some gurus in interpretive culture, this history is kept very much alive, modern and relevant to a 21st century visitor (and even the children!). But as Philadelphia marketing professionals really want you to experience, Old City is much more than interactive Colonial re-enactments and period pub tours. In fact, Old City is one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the region, home to sophisticated art galleries, funky boutiques, outdoor cafes and some of the best nightlife in the city – all infused with that unmistakable 18th century charm.