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City Tavern


City Tavern Sign City Tavern occupies a unique position as hosting such notables as George and Martha Washinton, Thomas Jefferson, John and Samuel Adams and Paul Revere. The Marquis de Lafayette was the guest of a banquet in his honor.

When the British took Philadelphia, British soldiers, including General Cornwalis dined there.

Built in 1772, the tavern was an unsurpassed gathering place. Throughout the remainder of that century the tavern retained it's premiere position. In 1834 a fire partially destroyed the tavern and it was demolished in 1854. In 1948 the area was designated a national historical site and Congress authorized a historically accurate reconstruction of the tavern. After many years of research the reconstruction was completed in 1976 in time for the Bicentenial celebration.




City Tavern
City Tavern is located at 138 South 2nd Street at Walnut Street


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