The neighborhood of Old City is located in Center City, Philadelphia, near to the Delaware River. It is claimed that this is where William Penn and the Quakers first settled upon their arrival from England, U.K.
The Old City occupies a number of blocks between Walnut and Dock Streets to the south, Florist Street in the north, 6th Street to the west and Front Street to the east. In 1972, the Old City Historic District was introduced to the National Register of Historic Places and then added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 2003.
Getting Around Old City
According to walkscore.com Old City has a walkability score of no less than 95 from 100 and a cycling score of 97 from 100 – in other words, it’s a walker’s and cyclist’s paradise! It’s been named as being one out of five of the best neighborhoods in the entire nation to retire without a car.
Public transport in the area consists of regional rail, whereby Market East Station is located between 10th and 12th Streets. The subway service runs to 2nd and Market Streets. Various bus routes run via Market Street, including numbers 17, 33, 44, 48, 76, and 121. On Chestnut Street and running east, the bus services are numbers 9, 21, and 42. Unless it’s very early in the morning, taxis are easy to take from the street.
Things To And See in Old City
Arch Street Friends Meeting House at 4th and Arch Streets represent one of the Quakers meeting houses and was erected in 1693. These days, the meeting house serves to inform visitors about the early history and beliefs held by the Quaker society.
First Friday in old city represents an ongoing tradition that started in the early 90’s. Every 1st Friday of the month local Art Galleries stay open late and offer patrons a wide plethora of things to see and do. Wine and cheese is served among many galleries but many others offer music, interactive art and multimedia installations.
If you have an interest in how currency is minted, pay a visit to the United States Mint at 151 North Independence Mall East where the entire mechanized coinage operation can be viewed from an enclosed gallery.
Where To Eat in Old City
There is no shortage of dining establishments in Old City. Among the best culinary experiences to be had is Eulogy Belgian Tavern at 136 Chestnut Street where the staff serves up European and pub-style food. Opening hours are from 12 noon seven days each week and the restaurant closes at 11.30pm.
Budakkan located at 325 Chestnut St is a 5 star award winning restaurant that is part of the Stephen Star restaurant collection. Its menu is Asian Fusion and the décor is breathtaking. Sitting in the center of the restaurant at the end of a long gold table sits a 20ft golden Buddha statue. The ambience and the food are tied as to why this restaurant has had so many awards. It is open 5pm to 11pm 7 days a week.
Spasso at 34 South Front Street offers Italian food to its clientele and is open for lunches Monday through Thursday while dinners are available seven days each week.
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