List of National Historic Landmarks in Philadelphia

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There are 67 National Historic Landmarks within Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

See also the List of National Historic Landmarks in Pennsylvania, which covers the other 98 National Historic Landmarks in the rest of the state.


[1] Landmark name[2] Image Date designated[2] Locality[3] Neighborhood[4] Description[5]
1 Academy of Music Phila AcademyofMusicl06.JPG December 29, 1962 Center City
39°56′53″N 75°9′54″W / 39.94806°N 75.16500°W / 39.94806; -75.16500 (Academy Of Music)
Broad & Locust Sts.
Rittenhouse Square West Former longtime home of the Philadelphia Orchestra and current home of the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. The oldest opera house in the United States that is still used for its original purpose.
2 American Philosophical Society Hall AmericanPhilosophicalSociety.png January 12, 1965 Center City
39°56′56″N 75°8′59″W / 39.94889°N 75.14972°W / 39.94889; -75.14972 (American Philosophical Society Hall)
104 S. 5th St.
Independence Square
Independence Mall Society founded 1743 by Benjamin Franklin. Building erected 1768. Early members included George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.
3 Arch Street Friends Meeting House WTP C01 AMP 1.jpg June 23, 2011 Center City
39°57′7″N 75°8′50″W / 39.95194°N 75.14722°W / 39.95194; -75.14722 (Arch Street Meetinghouse) 302–338 Arch Street
Independence Mall Built by noted Federal period architect Owen Biddle. In continuous use since 1805. The largest Quaker meeting house in the country.
4 Athenaeum PhiladelphiaAthenaeum.png December 8, 1976 Center City
39°56′48″N 75°9′06″W / 39.94667°N 75.15167°W / 39.94667; -75.15167 (Athenaeum Of Philadelphia)
219 S. 6th St.
Washington Square East A special collections library founded in 1814. The building was designed in 1845 by John Notman.
5 John Bartram House Bartram House May 2002c.jpg October 9, 1960 Southwest Philadelphia
39°55′54″N 75°12′43″W / 39.93167°N 75.21194°W / 39.93167; -75.21194 (Bartram, John, House)
54th St. & Lindbergh Blvd.
Bartram Village A home of colonial-era botanist John Bartram, the site of the oldest surviving botanic garden in North America.
6 Boathouse Row Boathouse Row-wide.JPG February 27, 1987 North Philadelphia
39°58′14″N 75°11′14″W / 39.97056°N 75.18722°W / 39.97056; -75.18722 (Boathouse Row)
1–15 Kelly Drive
Fairmount A row of fifteen historic boathouses along the Schuylkill River. The Schuylkill Navy is based here. Architect Frank Furness and the Undine Barge Club have association with this site.
7 Carpenters' Hall CarpentersHall00.jpg April 15, 1970 Center City
39°56′53″N 75°8′50″W / 39.94806°N 75.14722°W / 39.94806; -75.14722 (Carpenters' Hall)
320 Chestnut St.
Independence Mall The First Continental Congress met here.
8 Christ Church Christ church philadelphia.jpg April 15, 1970 Center City
39°57′3″N 75°8′37″W / 39.95083°N 75.14361°W / 39.95083; -75.14361 (Christ Church)
2nd St., between Market & Filbert Sts.
Old City Founded 1695. First Episcopal Church in the country. Built 1727–1744.
9 Church of the Advocate Church-of-the-Advocate-Phila.png June 19, 1996 North Philadelphia
39°59′9″N 75°9′49″W / 39.98583°N 75.16361°W / 39.98583; -75.16361 (Church of the Advocate)
18th & Diamond Sts.
North Philadelphia Built 1887–1897. The site in 1974 of the first ordinations of women as priests in the Episcopal Church.
10 Cliveden Cliveden Mansion, Philadelphia, HABS PA-1184-88.jpg January 20, 1961 Northwest Philadelphia
40°2′50″N 75°10′54″W / 40.04722°N 75.18167°W / 40.04722; -75.18167 (Cliveden)
6401 Germantown Ave.
Mt. Airy The scene of fighting at the Battle of Germantown.
11 The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Building College of Physicians 1.JPG October 6, 2008 Center City
39°57′12″N 75°10′36″W / 39.95333°N 75.17667°W / 39.95333; -75.17667 (College of Physicians of Philadelphia Building)
19 South 22nd St.
Rittenhouse Square West
12 Colonial Germantown Historic District 42-ConcordSchool.jpg June 23, 1965 Northwest Philadelphia
40°2′11″N 75°10′29″W / 40.03639°N 75.17472°W / 40.03639; -75.17472 (Colonial Germantown)
Germantown Ave., between Windrim Ave. & Upsal St.
Mt. Airy and Germantown Associated with William Penn.
13 John Coltrane House JohnColtraneHouse.png January 20, 1999 North Philadelphia
39°58′49″N 75°11′21″W / 39.98028°N 75.18917°W / 39.98028; -75.18917 (John Coltrane House)
1511 North 33rd St.
Strawberry Mansion A home of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane.
14 Edward D. Cope House 1984 HABS photo May 15, 1975 Center City
39°56′49″N 75°10′36″W / 39.94694°N 75.17667°W / 39.94694; -75.17667 (Cope, Edward Drinker, House)
2102 Pine St.
Rittenhouse Square West A home of paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope, who is listed in National Academy of Science.
15 Thomas Eakins House 1967 HABS photo December 21, 1965 North Philadelphia
39°57′56″N 75°10′2″W / 39.96556°N 75.16722°W / 39.96556; -75.16722 (Eakins, Thomas, House)
1729 Mount Vernon Pl.
Spring Garden Home of painter Thomas Eakins.
16 Eastern State Penitentiary EasternStatePenitentiary.JPG June 23, 1965 North Philadelphia
39°58′5″N 75°10′23″W / 39.96806°N 75.17306°W / 39.96806; -75.17306 (Eastern State Penitentiary)
21st St. & Fairmount Ave.
Fairmount Considered to be the world's first true penitentiary, designed by John Haviland.
17 Elfreth's Alley Historic District Phila-elfrethsalley.jpg October 9, 1960 Center City
39°57′10″N 75°8′33″W / 39.95278°N 75.14250°W / 39.95278; -75.14250 (Elfreth's Alley Historic District)
Between 2nd & Front Sts.
Old City The country's oldest residential neighborhood in continuous use.
18 Fairmount Water Works Fairmount Water Works LOC 314409cu.jpg May 11, 1976 North Philadelphia
39°57′59″N 75°11′9″W / 39.96639°N 75.18583°W / 39.96639; -75.18583 (Fairmount Water Works)
Eastern banks of the Schuylkill River
Fairmount Park First municipal waterworks in the United States. Designed in 1812 by Frederick Graff and built between 1819 and 1822, it operated until 1909.
19 First Bank of the United States First Bank of the United States.jpg May 4, 1987 Center City
39°56′53″N 75°8′47″W / 39.94806°N 75.14639°W / 39.94806; -75.14639 (First Bank Of The United States)
116 S. Third St.
Independence Mall Has association with Washington and Alexander Hamilton.
20 Fort Mifflin Mifflin Casements01.png May 22, 1970 Southwest Philadelphia
39°52′31″N 75°12′47″W / 39.87528°N 75.21306°W / 39.87528; -75.21306 (Fort Mifflin)
Marina & Penrose Ferry Rds.
Philadelphia International Airport Revolutionary War-era fort on the Delaware River.
21 Founder's Hall, Girard College Girard College.jpg August 4, 1969 North Philadelphia
39°58′26″N 75°10′12″W / 39.97389°N 75.17000°W / 39.97389; -75.17000 (Founder's Hall, Girard College)
Corinthian & Girard Aves.
Girard College Boarding school (K-12) for orphans established by the will of Stephen Girard.
22 Friends Hospital WTP2 Mike Reali 08b.jpg January 20, 1999 Northeast Philadelphia
40°01′36″N 75°06′7″W / 40.02667°N 75.10194°W / 40.02667; -75.10194 (Friends Hospital)
4641 Roosevelt Blvd.
Northwood The first private psychiatric hospital in the U.S., founded in 1813 by the Quakers. Designed and/or influenced by William Tuke, York Retreat, and Thomas Scattergood.
23 Furness Library, School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania FisherLibrary.JPG February 4, 1985 West Philadelphia
39°57′06″N 75°11′34″W / 39.95167°N 75.19278°W / 39.95167; -75.19278 (Furness Library)
34th St. below Walnut St.
University City Library at the University of Pennsylvania, designed by Frank Furness.
24 Germantown (Manheim) Cricket Club Germantown Clubhouse.gif February 27, 1987 Northwest Philadelphia
40°1′25″N 75°10′24″W / 40.02361°N 75.17333°W / 40.02361; -75.17333 (Germantown Cricket Club)
5140 Morris St.
Germantown Bill Tilden was a member.
25 Frances Ellen Watkins Harper House Phila Harper house.jpg December 8, 1976 South Philadelphia
39°56′31″N 75°9′34″W / 39.94194°N 75.15944°W / 39.94194; -75.15944 (Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, House)
1006 Bainbridge St.
Bella Vista A home of Frances Harper
26 Hill-Keith-Physick House 1972 HABS photo January 7, 1976 Center City
39°56′40″N 75°8′54″W / 39.94444°N 75.14833°W / 39.94444; -75.14833 (Hill-physick House)
321 S. Fourth St.
Society Hill A home of Philip Syng Physick, "father of American surgery".
27 Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital Kirkbride's Insane Asylum, play ground, from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views.jpg June 23, 1965 West Philadelphia
39°57′42″N 75°13′2″W / 39.96167°N 75.21722°W / 39.96167; -75.21722 (Institute Of The Pennsylvania Hospital)
49th & Market Sts.
Mill Creek Men's hospital built 1856–59. Plan influenced by Thomas Story Kirkbride.
28 Insurance Company of North America (INA) Building WTP D09 AMP 1.jpg June 2, 1978 Center City
39°57′16″N 75°10′2″W / 39.95444°N 75.16722°W / 39.95444; -75.16722 (Insurance Company of North America)
1600 Arch St.
Logan Square
29 Johnson House JohnsonHouseGermantown.jpg December 9, 1997 Northwest Philadelphia
40°2′36″N 75°10′52″W / 40.04333°N 75.18111°W / 40.04333; -75.18111 (Johnson, John, House)
6306 Germantown Ave.
Germantown Underground Railroad station house within the Colonial Germantown Historic District.
30 Laurel Hill Cemetery LaurelHillCemetery1.png August 5, 1998 North Philadelphia
40°0′15″N 75°11′19″W / 40.00417°N 75.18861°W / 40.00417; -75.18861 (Laurel Hill Cemetery)
3822 Ridge Ave.
Fairmount Park One of the first rural cemeteries, designed by John Notman.
31 J. Peter Lesley House 1008 Clinton Philly.JPG October 12, 1994 Center City
39°56′43″N 75°9′31″W / 39.94528°N 75.15861°W / 39.94528; -75.15861 (Lesley, Peter, House)
1008 Clinton St.
Washington Square West A home of geologist J. Peter Lesley.
32 James Logan Home Stenton-mansion.png January 12, 1965 North Philadelphia
40°1′29″N 75°9′13″W / 40.02472°N 75.15361°W / 40.02472; -75.15361 (Stenton)
18th & Cortland Sts.
Logan The colonial-era home of James Logan.
33 Memorial Hall MemorialHallPhila03.jpg December 8, 1976 West Philadelphia
39°58′46″N 75°12′35″W / 39.97944°N 75.20972°W / 39.97944; -75.20972 (Memorial Hall)
North Concourse Drive
Fairmount Park Designed by Herman Schwartzmann for the 1876 Centennial Exposition.
34 Merchants' Exchange Building Philadelpia merchant exchange.jpg August 7, 2001 Center City
39°56′50″N 75°8′46″W / 39.94722°N 75.14611°W / 39.94722; -75.14611 (Merchants' Exchange)
143 S. Third St.
Independence Mall Designed by William Strickland; part of Independence National Historical Park
35 Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church MotherBethelAMEChurchPhila1.jpg May 30, 1974 Center City
39°56′35″N 75°9′9″W / 39.94306°N 75.15250°W / 39.94306; -75.15250 (Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church)
419 Richard Allen Ave.
(South 6th St.)
Society Hill African Methodist Episcopal church on Underground Railroad that was visited by Frederick Douglass, Lucretia Mott, Rosa Parks, and Colin Powell.
36 Mount Pleasant MtPleasantFairmountPk.jpg May 30, 1974 North Philadelphia
39°59′0″N 75°12′0″W / 39.98333°N 75.20000°W / 39.98333; -75.20000 (Mount Pleasant)
East Reservoir Drive
Fairmount Park
37 New Century Guild New century guild building.jpg November 4, 1993 Center City
39°56′49″N 75°9′46″W / 39.94694°N 75.16278°W / 39.94694; -75.16278 (New Century Guild)
1307 Locust St.
Washington Square West
38 New Market HopeHoseCoNo6&FellowshipEngineCoNo29.jpg November 13, 1966 Center City
39°56′35″N 75°8′43″W / 39.94306°N 75.14528°W / 39.94306; -75.14528 (New Market)
S. 2nd St., between Pine & Lombard Sts.
Society Hill
39 Charles Willson Peale House 1967 HABS photo December 21, 1965 North Philadelphia
40°2′17″N 75°9′20″W / 40.03806°N 75.15556°W / 40.03806; -75.15556 (Peale, Charles Willson, House)
2100 Clarkson Ave.
Logan A home of Charles Willson Peale who painted George Washington. Peale's sons Raphael, Rembrandt and Reubens Peale also became artists and have association with this site.
40 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.jpg May 15, 1975 Center City
39°57′19″N 75°9′48″W / 39.95528°N 75.16333°W / 39.95528; -75.16333 (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts)
Broad & Cherry Sts.
Hahnemann
41 Pennsylvania Hospital Pennsylvania Hospital 2007.jpg June 22, 1965 Center City
39°56′41″N 75°9′21″W / 39.94472°N 75.15583°W / 39.94472; -75.15583 (Pennsylvania Hospital)
8th & Spruce Sts.
Washington Square West Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin supported its development.
42 Philadelphia City Hall City Hall Philadelphia.jpg December 8, 1976 Center City
39°57′8″N 75°9′49″W / 39.95222°N 75.16361°W / 39.95222; -75.16361 (Philadelphia City Hall)
Penn Square, at Broad & Market Sts.
Market East Designed by John McArthur, Jr.; decorated by Alexander Milne Calder, including sculpture of William Penn on top.
43 Philadelphia Contributionship 1958 HABS photo December 22, 1977 Center City
39°56′49″N 75°8′54″W / 39.94694°N 75.14833°W / 39.94694; -75.14833 (Philadelphia Contributionship)
212 S. 4th St.
Society Hill The oldest property insurance company in the United States, founded in 1752 by Benjamin Franklin. Built 1836.
44 Philadelphia's Masonic Temple Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.jpg February 4, 1985 Center City
39°57′13″N 75°9′46″W / 39.95361°N 75.16278°W / 39.95361; -75.16278 (Masonic Temple)
1 N. Broad St.
Market East
45 Philadelphia Savings Fund Society (PSFS) Building PSFS-MarketSt.JPG December 8, 1976 Center City
39°57′06″N 75°9′38″W / 39.95167°N 75.16056°W / 39.95167; -75.16056 (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Building)
12 S. 12th St.
Market East Designed by George Howe and William Lescaze.
46 Philadelphia School of Design for Women PhilaSchoolofDesign.jpg November 4, 1993 North Philadelphia
39°58′28″N 75°9′33″W / 39.97444°N 75.15917°W / 39.97444; -75.15917 (Philadelphia School of Design for Women)
1346 North Broad St.
Cabot Founded in 1848 by Sarah Peter, the only women's art and design college in the nation.
47 Edgar Allan Poe House PoeNHS.JPG December 29, 1962 North Philadelphia
39°57′43″N 75°08′59″W / 39.961980°N 75.149748°W / 39.961980; -75.149748 (Poe, Edgar Allan, House, National Historic Site)
532 N. 7th St.
Callowhill A home of Edgar Allan Poe.
48 Race Street Meetinghouse Race St Meeting.JPG November 4, 1993 Center City
39°57′21″N 75°9′55″W / 39.95583°N 75.16528°W / 39.95583; -75.16528 (Race Street Friends Meetinghouse)
1515 Cherry St.
Hahnemann Hicksites were here. Hannah Clothier Hull, Lucretia Mott, and Alice Paul have some association here.
49 Reading Terminal and Trainshed Headhouse.jpg December 8, 1976 Center City
39°57′8″N 75°9′33″W / 39.95222°N 75.15917°W / 39.95222; -75.15917 (Reading Terminal And Trainshed)
1115–1141 Market St.
Philadelphia Historic train depot, passenger station, and company headquarters of the Reading Railroad.
50 Reynolds-Morris House 1972 HABS photo December 24, 1967 Center City
39°56′51″N 75°9′16″W / 39.94750°N 75.15444°W / 39.94750; -75.15444 (Reynolds-morris House)
225 South Eighth St.
Society Hill
51 Alfred Newton Richards Medical Research Laboratories and David Goddard Laboratories Buildings WTP2 Mike Reali 01f.jpg January 16, 2009 West Philadelphia
39°56′59″N 75°11′53″W / 39.94972°N 75.19806°W / 39.94972; -75.19806 (Richards and Goddard Buildings)
3700–3710 Hamilton Walk
University City Two connected buildings on the University of Pennsylvania that were designed by Louis Kahn and built in the 1960s
52 Rittenhousetown Historic District 1995 HABS photo April 27, 1992 Northwest Philadelphia
40°1′43″N 75°11′28″W / 40.02861°N 75.19111°W / 40.02861; -75.19111 (Rittenhousetown Historic District)
206–210 Lincoln Drive
Fairmount Park
53 St. James-the-Less Episcopal Church St-James-the-Less-Church.png February 4, 1985 North Philadelphia
40°0′13″N 75°10′57″W / 40.00361°N 75.18250°W / 40.00361; -75.18250 (St. James the Less)
Hunting Park Ave. at Clearfield St.
Allegheny West Gothic church of important design influence
54 St. Mark's Episcopal Church 1958 HABS photo February 4, 1985 Center City
39°56′56″N 75°10′7″W / 39.94889°N 75.16861°W / 39.94889; -75.16861 (St. Mark's Episcopal Church)
1625 Locust St.
Rittenhouse Square East Designed by John Notman.
55 St. Peter's Church StptrschurchDec2006.jpg June 19, 1994 Center City
39°56′35″N 75°8′52″W / 39.94306°N 75.14778°W / 39.94306; -75.14778 (St. Peter's Church)
Third & Pine Sts.
Society Hill Designed and/or built by Robert Smith.
56 Second Bank of the United States 2ndBankofUSSouthFacade.JPG May 4, 1987 Center City
39°56′55″N 75°8′54″W / 39.94861°N 75.14833°W / 39.94861; -75.14833 (Second Bank Of The United States)
420 Chestnut St.
Independence Mall Designed by William Strickland. Associated with Nicholas Biddle and Andrew Jackson.
57 Thomas Sully Residence 1968 HABS photo December 21, 1965 Center City
39°56′42″N 75°9′5″W / 39.94500°N 75.15139°W / 39.94500; -75.15139 (Sully, Thomas, Residence)
530 Spruce St.
Society Hill Home of Thomas Sully.
58 Henry O. Tanner Homesite 1980 HABS photo May 11, 1976 North Philadelphia
39°59′16″N 75°10′52″W / 39.98778°N 75.18111°W / 39.98778; -75.18111 (Tanner, Henry O., House)
2908 West Diamond St.
Strawberry Mansion A home of Henry Ossawa Tanner
59 United States Naval Asylum Naval Asylum.jpg January 7, 1976 South Philadelphia
39°56′38″N 75°11′1″W / 39.94389°N 75.18361°W / 39.94389; -75.18361 (Philadelphia Naval Asylum)
Gray's Ferry Ave. at 24th St.
Southwest Center City Designed by William Strickland.
60 USS BECUNA USSBecuna.jpg January 14, 1986 Center City
39°56′36″N 75°8′28″W / 39.94333°N 75.14111°W / 39.94333; -75.14111 (Uss Becuna (ss-319))
Penn's Landing, Delaware Ave. & Spruce St.
Penn's Landing A Balao-class submarine that fought in World War II.
61 USS OLYMPIA USS Olympia.jpg January 29, 1964 Center City
39°56′36″N 75°8′27″W / 39.94333°N 75.14083°W / 39.94333; -75.14083 (U.S.S. Olympia)
Penn's Landing, Pier 40, at the foot of Chestnut St.
Penn's Landing A naval cruiser that served as Commodore George Dewey's flagship in the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898, during the Spanish-American War.
62 Wagner Free Institute of Science Wagnerfreeinstitute.jpg December 14, 1990 North Philadelphia
39°58′50″N 75°9′46″W / 39.98056°N 75.16278°W / 39.98056; -75.16278 (Wagner Free Institute Of Science)
17th St. & Montgomery Ave.
North Central Founded by William Wagner. Dr. Joseph Leidy has some association, also.
63 Walnut Street Theatre WalnutStTheater.jpg December 29, 1962 Center City
39°56′54″N 75°9′20″W / 39.94833°N 75.15556°W / 39.94833; -75.15556 (Walnut Street Theatre)
9th & Walnut Sts.
Washington Square West The oldest continuously operating theatre in the English-speaking world and the oldest in the United States. Maude Adams, Sarah Bernhardt, John Drew, Sir Henry Irving, Richard Mansfield, and Ellen Terry performed here.
64 John Wanamaker Store Wanamaker crowd.jpg June 2, 1978 Center City
39°57′7″N 75°9′44″W / 39.95194°N 75.16222°W / 39.95194; -75.16222 (Wanamaker, John, Store)
Juniper & Market Sts.
Market East One of the first department stores in the United States.
65 Woodford Woodford-mansion.png December 24, 1967 North Philadelphia
39°59′33″N 75°11′18″W / 39.99250°N 75.18833°W / 39.99250; -75.18833 (Woodford)
E. Fairmount Park
Fairmount Park A home of William Coleman.
66 The Woodlands Woodlands Mansion NHL Philly.JPG December 24, 1967 West Philadelphia
39°56′50″N 75°12′10″W / 39.94722°N 75.20278°W / 39.94722; -75.20278 (Woodlands)
4000 Woodland Ave.
University City Colonial mansion and later a rural cemetery.
67 Wyck Wyck House, Philadelphia, HABS PA-7-3-5.jpg December 14, 1990 Northwest Philadelphia
40°2′24″N 75°10′43″W / 40.04000°N 75.17861°W / 40.04000; -75.17861 (Wyck House)
6026 Germantown Ave.
Germantown Historic house, begun in 1690, the oldest in Germantown, the site of a British field hospital in the Battle of Germantown.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate the National Monuments, National Historic Sites, National Historic Landmark Districts and other higher designations from other NHL buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (June 2011). "National Historic Landmarks Program: List of National Historic Landmarks by State" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-07-06. .
  3. ^ National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database". Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  4. ^ "The Political and Community Service Boundaries of Philadelphia" (PDF). Philadelphia City Planning Commission. June 2004. 
  5. ^ National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database".  Retrieved on various dates.