First Bank of the United States

First Bank of the United States

First Bank of the United States
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Historic SitesArchitectural Buildings
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 2nd St • 4 min walk
  • 5th St • 5 min walk
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK4,397 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We passed by here on a wander around Philly at night. It is located on S 3rd Street and is a very grand building. It was cut off with barriers for some building rehabilitation and apparently an addition so it will be interesting to see what it looks like when that's completed.
Written 27 January 2024
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Darlene H
Waukesha, WI1,334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
This is the First National Bank of Philadelphia. Not to be confused with the Second National Bank of Philadelphia or the Oldest National Bank of Philadelphia. I visited all of these and had to take notes as to keep them separate in my pictures. They do all have plaques in front though.
Written 25 November 2018
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jer b
Bristol, CT1,855 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
The First Bank of the United States is located in the Independence National Historic Park, along with many other buildings important to our country's history. The bank was built in 1791 as a National Bank in response to the enormous debt the United States had amassed during the War for Independence. Alexander Hamilton, secretary of the treasury at that time, was a champion for its establishment and helped get Congress to charter it. At that time, 1790-1800, Philadelphia was the capitol of the United State and one of the largest English speaking cities in the world. The bank is located between Chestnut and Walnut Streets. It is a National Historic Landmark, but, unfortunately, it is not open to the public, so we can admire it from the outside. The building is an impressive Federal style structure with a beautiful Roman temple style facade, with massive Corinthian columns and a very ornately decorated pediment. Worth a walk to for any lover of history and architecture.
Written 13 August 2018
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Mia C
Erie, PA235 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
This bank is not open to the public, but the structure is imposing and there is an informational plaque outside. Since there aren't any tours of the inside available, it doesn't take that long to just see the outside and read the plaque. I'd recommend going just for the history, even if you can't go inside. After all, it will only take a couple of minutes!
Written 23 July 2018
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Rockiroads
Oshawa, Canada1,269 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Great looking piece of History. The columns and work involved in building this.Part of the stop on the walking tour.
Written 18 March 2018
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Huskies74
Naugatuck, CT263 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
This might have been an awesome structure in it's day, but it looked quite neglected. It was closed when we visited, .so we could only see the outside, which seemed very worn.
Written 12 February 2018
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b d
New Jersey774 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Right across the street from the Museum of the American Revolution - and right near Independence Hall. Open 8:30 am to 5 pm. We were a bit too late to get in having spent most of the day in the MAR. This will be a stop on the next trip there.
Written 29 August 2017
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Andrew
Miami, FL499 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
Enjoyed adding this as a stop while visiting historic Philadelphia. Wasn't able to go inside as the door was locked, but still nice to check out the beautiful exterior and read about the history. The layout of all the historical sights makes visiting here a very short walk and one that I would recommend.
Written 12 July 2017
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moravian99
Philadelphia, PA311 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
I always wanted to see the inside of this building, and finally had the chance to do so. There is a fantastic collection of portraits inside the museum. Each picture has a description of the person or subject in case you do not know.

I spent about an hour here and would have spent more if they offered some more seating inside. There are plenty of benches behind the building and it is fun to sit on the marble steps in the front of the building to either rest or plan what sights you will see next.

The museum offers free admission and there are plenty of tour guides on hand in case of have any questions.
Written 14 June 2017
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ER15401
Pennsylvania272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
Great photo op if you're in the historic district. Beautiful bank, close to the American Revolution museum (opening in April 2017! I wish we were able to go) and the site of Alexander Hamilton's Philadelphia home (right around the corner).
Written 21 March 2017
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