Second Bank of the United States

420 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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    • 6:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 AM–7:00 AM
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 AM–7:00 AM
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 6:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
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  • "Great little portrait museum, there's a tiny sign with a number..." (5 tips)
  • "... few steps away to the Signers’ Garden, with geometrically patterned..." (2 tips)
  • "... are free Park Service ranger talks here daily. They are not well..." (2 tips)
  • HISTORY

    Completed in 1824, this Greek Revival structure was home to the Second Bank of the United States until 1836.

    HISTORY · September 21, 2012
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  • Visit Philly

    After checking out the 200 or so rare historic portraits, take a few steps away to the Signers’ Garden, with geometrically patterned raised flower beds, walking paths, a pergola and a fruit orchard.

    Visit Philly · November 9, 2011
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  • Concierge

    Modeled after the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, it now serves as a portrait gallery for Independence National Historic Park.

    Concierge · January 4, 2011
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  • Concierge

    Inside the Portrait Gallery are paintings of 50 out of the total 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence

    Concierge · January 4, 2011
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  • LoriPA

    There are free Park Service ranger talks here daily. They are not well advertised, but are well worth the time.

    LoriPA · August 8, 2010
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  • Neil E.

    Park Rangers offer scavenger hunt for kids - with reward for success!

    Neil E. · April 14, 2013
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  • Lucilia L.

    This is a beautiful Arquitecture.

    Lucilia L. · September 23, 2012
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  • Geoffrey M.

    Great little portrait museum, there's a tiny sign with a number you can call to get detailed historical info on the building just as you walk up the stairs on the right.

    Geoffrey M. · August 19, 2012
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  • Doug S.

    Hidden gem. Walked in. Very nice museum...and free

    Doug S. · April 6, 2012
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  • Ken H.

    All of the paintings are originals, including possibly the only contemporary portraits of Meriwether Lewis & William Clark.

    Ken H. · January 11, 2012
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  • Scott L.

    Now a free museum housing original portraits of famous Philadelphians.

    Scott L. · October 9, 2011
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