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Second Bank of the United States

Chestnut Street, Center City East, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Chestnut Street, Center City East, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Centre East
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"historical figures"
in 8 reviews
"portrait gallery"
in 17 reviews
"greek revival"
in 6 reviews
"alexander hamilton"
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"american revolution"
in 6 reviews
"founding fathers"
in 7 reviews
"bank building"
in 2 reviews
"marquis de lafayette"
in 2 reviews
"revolutionary war period"
in 2 reviews
"national bank"
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"building houses"
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"historical park"
in 2 reviews
"free attraction"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 4 reviews
"independence hall"
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"across the street"
in 4 reviews
"answer questions"
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

In a beautiful Greek Revival building with a soaring interior center space is a collection of wonderful portraiture with an emphasis on Charles Wilson Peale & his contemporaries. I loved the groupings by occupation and vocation, the wonderful taxidermy bald eagle, the prints of 1800...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The portraits on display were a step back into the history of the United States. It is a very grand building from the moment you start up the beautiful steps. A quiet place to spend somev time onv a busy days in Philadelphia.

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Another grand old building making you wonder how they built such things long ago. Did not get into the building as it was closed. Another good stop on the walking tour.

Thank Rockiroads
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This museum is next to Independence Hall. We almost passed it. We spent about a half hour looking at the different portraits of Revolutionary War patriots and other figures. There is a short biography on each. It is a nice little museum for free and...More

Thank angeleyes27
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

There is no admission charge to see these incredible portraits by Charles Wilson Peale. Almost every significant hero of the American Revolution is in this portrait gallery. The portraits are magnificent. You must take one of the free interpretive tours offered by the Park Services....More

Thank Greenvilledan
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Plan to get inside this beauty which is open 11 am to 5 pm - check for holiday closings. We were on the late side due to the day spent at the Museum of the American Revolution which is a couple minute walk away. Plan...More

Thank b d
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

What a marvelous place I happened to stop by, had no idea that there were so many paintings of our founding fathers - all originals, mostly by Peale and his son. Well worth a quick stop to peruse the main gallery or even an hour...More

Thank Gabriel002
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

What a special treat to see and read a short bio on so many of our early American leadership. Every facet of life, political, military, science, religion, business and finance and more are wonderfully represented and presented. The building itself is worth a look see...More

Thank David O
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Pretty and nicely cared for.... old building, free to get in. Filled with portraits of various historical figures mainly from the Revolutionary War period (and after to the early 1800s)

Thank Dee S
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

this stop is a beautiful way to view history and very educational. good for all ages and it's Free!!

Thank susanwwalters
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DogTagTours
13 June 2017|
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Response from Craig S | Reviewed this property |
one hour but I was with small children. You could spend between two and three hours there.
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MrSaturn64
18 June 2016|
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Response from kiwiandmolly | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the second bank was having a grand re-opening when I was there on June 7th. The portrait gallery is beautiful!
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