Old City

Old City Philadelphia is the oldest and most historic area of Philadelphia and was founded by William Penn in 1681. The Constitution of the United States was written here, and it is where the Declaration of Independence was first read. Old City is one of the most easily accessed areas of the City of Philadelphia. Old City is served by all SEPTA Regional Train Lines via the Market Street East Station located just blocks away.Old City is known for its historic sites and museums, including Independence National Historical Park, Betsy Ross House, Liberty Bell Center, Christ Church, Merchants Exchange, Franklin Square, National Museum of American Jewish History, The National Constitution Center, and the U.S. Mint.The principle schools within Old City are: General George A. McCall Elementary School, Independence Charter School, Master Charter School, and St. Mary Interparochial School & Furness High School.Popular dining and drinking destinations in Old City include: Buddakan (325 Chestnut St.), Amada (217 Chestnut St.) and Cuba Libre (10 S. 2nd St.).