List of National Historic Landmarks in Philadelphia
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See also the List of National Historic Landmarks in Pennsylvania, which covers the other 98 National Historic Landmarks in the rest of the state.
|||Landmark name||Image||Date designated||Locality||Neighborhood||Description|
|1||Academy of Music||December 29, 1962||Center City
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||January 12, 1965||Center City
104 S. 5th St.
|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||June 23, 2011||Center City
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||December 8, 1976||Center City
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||October 9, 1960||Southwest Philadelphia
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||February 27, 1987||North Philadelphia
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||April 15, 1970||Center City
320 Chestnut St.
|Independence Mall||The First Continental Congress met here.|
|8||Christ Church||April 15, 1970||Center City
2nd St., between Market & Filbert Sts.
|Old City||Founded 1695. First Episcopal Church in the country. Built 1727–1744.|
|9||Church of the Advocate||June 19, 1996||North Philadelphia
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||January 20, 1961||Northwest Philadelphia
6401 Germantown Ave.
|Mt. Airy||The scene of fighting at the Battle of Germantown.|
|11||The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Building||October 6, 2008||Center City
19 South 22nd St.
|Rittenhouse Square West|
|12||Colonial Germantown Historic District||June 23, 1965||Northwest Philadelphia
Germantown Ave., between Windrim Ave. & Upsal St.
|Mt. Airy and Germantown||Associated with William Penn.|
|13||John Coltrane House||January 20, 1999||North Philadelphia
1511 North 33rd St.
|Strawberry Mansion||A home of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane.|
|14||Edward D. Cope House||May 15, 1975||Center City
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||December 21, 1965||North Philadelphia
1729 Mount Vernon Pl.
|Spring Garden||Home of painter Thomas Eakins.|
|16||Eastern State Penitentiary||June 23, 1965||North Philadelphia
21st St. & Fairmount Ave.
|Fairmount||Considered to be the world's first true penitentiary, designed by John Haviland.|
|17||Elfreth's Alley Historic District||October 9, 1960||Center City
Between 2nd & Front Sts.
|Old City||The country's oldest residential neighborhood in continuous use.|
|18||Fairmount Water Works||May 11, 1976||North Philadelphia
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||May 4, 1987||Center City
116 S. Third St.
|Independence Mall||Has association with Washington and Alexander Hamilton.|
|20||Fort Mifflin||May 22, 1970||Southwest Philadelphia
Marina & Penrose Ferry Rds.
|Philadelphia International Airport||Revolutionary War-era fort on the Delaware River.|
|21||Founder's Hall, Girard College||August 4, 1969||North Philadelphia
Corinthian & Girard Aves.
|Girard College||Boarding school (K-12) for orphans established by the will of Stephen Girard.|
|22||Friends Hospital||January 20, 1999||Northeast Philadelphia
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||February 4, 1985||West Philadelphia
34th St. below Walnut St.
|University City||Library at the University of Pennsylvania, designed by Frank Furness.|
|24||Germantown (Manheim) Cricket Club||February 27, 1987||Northwest Philadelphia
5140 Morris St.
|Germantown||Bill Tilden was a member.|
|25||Frances Ellen Watkins Harper House||December 8, 1976||South Philadelphia
1006 Bainbridge St.
|Bella Vista||A home of Frances Harper|
|26||Hill-Keith-Physick House||January 7, 1976||Center City
321 S. Fourth St.
|Society Hill||A home of Philip Syng Physick, "father of American surgery".|
|27||Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital||June 23, 1965||West Philadelphia
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||June 2, 1978||Center City
1600 Arch St.
|29||Johnson House||December 9, 1997||Northwest Philadelphia
6306 Germantown Ave.
|Germantown||Underground Railroad station house within the Colonial Germantown Historic District.|
|30||Laurel Hill Cemetery||August 5, 1998||North Philadelphia
3822 Ridge Ave.
|Fairmount Park||One of the first rural cemeteries, designed by John Notman.|
|31||J. Peter Lesley House||October 12, 1994||Center City
1008 Clinton St.
|Washington Square West||A home of geologist J. Peter Lesley.|
|32||James Logan Home||January 12, 1965||North Philadelphia
18th & Cortland Sts.
|Logan||The colonial-era home of James Logan.|
|33||Memorial Hall||December 8, 1976||West Philadelphia
North Concourse Drive
|Fairmount Park||Designed by Herman Schwartzmann for the 1876 Centennial Exposition.|
|34||Merchants' Exchange Building||August 7, 2001||Center City
143 S. Third St.
|Independence Mall||Designed by William Strickland; part of Independence National Historical Park|
|35||Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church||May 30, 1974||Center City
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||May 30, 1974||North Philadelphia
East Reservoir Drive
|37||New Century Guild||November 4, 1993||Center City
1307 Locust St.
|Washington Square West|
|38||New Market||November 13, 1966||Center City
S. 2nd St., between Pine & Lombard Sts.
|39||Charles Willson Peale House||December 21, 1965||North Philadelphia
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||May 15, 1975||Center City
Broad & Cherry Sts.
|41||Pennsylvania Hospital||June 22, 1965||Center City
8th & Spruce Sts.
|Washington Square West||Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin supported its development.|
|42||Philadelphia City Hall||December 8, 1976||Center City
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||December 22, 1977||Center City
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||February 4, 1985||Center City
1 N. Broad St.
|45||Philadelphia Savings Fund Society (PSFS) Building||December 8, 1976||Center City
12 S. 12th St.
|Market East||Designed by George Howe and William Lescaze.|
|46||Philadelphia School of Design for Women||November 4, 1993||North Philadelphia
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||December 29, 1962||North Philadelphia
532 N. 7th St.
|Callowhill||A home of Edgar Allan Poe.|
|48||Race Street Meetinghouse||November 4, 1993||Center City
1515 Cherry St.
|Hahnemann||Hicksites were here. Hannah Clothier Hull, Lucretia Mott, and Alice Paul have some association here.|
|49||Reading Terminal and Trainshed||December 8, 1976||Center City
1115–1141 Market St.
|Philadelphia||Historic train depot, passenger station, and company headquarters of the Reading Railroad.|
|50||Reynolds-Morris House||December 24, 1967||Center City
225 South Eighth St.
|51||Alfred Newton Richards Medical Research Laboratories and David Goddard Laboratories Buildings||January 16, 2009||West Philadelphia
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||April 27, 1992||Northwest Philadelphia
206–210 Lincoln Drive
|53||St. James-the-Less Episcopal Church||February 4, 1985||North Philadelphia
Hunting Park Ave. at Clearfield St.
|Allegheny West||Gothic church of important design influence|
|54||St. Mark's Episcopal Church||February 4, 1985||Center City
1625 Locust St.
|Rittenhouse Square East||Designed by John Notman.|
|55||St. Peter's Church||June 19, 1994||Center City
Third & Pine Sts.
|Society Hill||Designed and/or built by Robert Smith.|
|56||Second Bank of the United States||May 4, 1987||Center City
420 Chestnut St.
|Independence Mall||Designed by William Strickland. Associated with Nicholas Biddle and Andrew Jackson.|
|57||Thomas Sully Residence||December 21, 1965||Center City
530 Spruce St.
|Society Hill||Home of Thomas Sully.|
|58||Henry O. Tanner Homesite||May 11, 1976||North Philadelphia
2908 West Diamond St.
|Strawberry Mansion||A home of Henry Ossawa Tanner|
|59||United States Naval Asylum||January 7, 1976||South Philadelphia
Gray's Ferry Ave. at 24th St.
|Southwest Center City||Designed by William Strickland.|
|60||USS BECUNA||January 14, 1986||Center City
Penn's Landing, Delaware Ave. & Spruce St.
|Penn's Landing||A Balao-class submarine that fought in World War II.|
|61||USS OLYMPIA||January 29, 1964||Center City
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||December 14, 1990||North Philadelphia
17th St. & Montgomery Ave.
|North Central||Founded by William Wagner. Dr. Joseph Leidy has some association, also.|
|63||Walnut Street Theatre||December 29, 1962||Center City
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||June 2, 1978||Center City
Juniper & Market Sts.
|Market East||One of the first department stores in the United States.|
|65||Woodford||December 24, 1967||North Philadelphia
E. Fairmount Park
|Fairmount Park||A home of William Coleman.|
|66||The Woodlands||December 24, 1967||West Philadelphia
4000 Woodland Ave.
|University City||Colonial mansion and later a rural cemetery.|
|67||Wyck||December 14, 1990||Northwest Philadelphia
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.|
- 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.
- National Park Service (June 2011). "National Historic Landmarks Program: List of National Historic Landmarks by State" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-07-06..
- National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database". Retrieved 2007-09-22.
- "The Political and Community Service Boundaries of Philadelphia" (PDF). Philadelphia City Planning Commission. June 2004.
- National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database". Retrieved on various dates.