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Society Hill

Neighbourhood: City Center East
As featured in One Day in Philadelphia
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Address: Philadelphia, PA 19106
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+1 215-923-0210

A treasure of a red-brick neighborhood.

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Take a walk back in time.

This area, full of old houses and cobblestone streets, is a step back in time. Everything is very well maintained and lets you imagine what it would have been like to take a... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This area, full of old houses and cobblestone streets, is a step back in time. Everything is very well maintained and lets you imagine what it would have been like to take a stroll during the Revolution. Great place to relax.

1 Thank jediknight101
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348 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Walk you and or you love interest for a one or two hour enjoyable food... sights and street sounds, south street the one st that is a must get down and get up to a wonderful loving experience!!!!!!!

Thank thomas p
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A very nice neighborhood with cobblestone streets, row houses, cafes and shops. Just few blocks away from Old City.

1 Thank gerb0044
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is the old, ritzy part of Philly. We walked around here and got a feel for what it would be like to have money. It is a nice place to stroll and dream about owning a house there.

Thank Samantha I
Morris Plains, NJ
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We enjoyed walking around Society Hill at night. There is a lot to see - cafes, shops, people, old houses. But it was really hard to find a parking space. The parking garages are very expensive, but otherwise you will be cruising around looking for a spot.

1 Thank Howie089
South Carolina
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was a stop along our self-guided walking tour through the city. A lot of history there and cobblestone streets.

Thank Scoutmander
Exeter, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Perfect for a romantic stroll, tree lined small streets and old colonial brick with different shutter colors makes this a wonderful place to enjoy. Take a carriage ride through here, then walk it for the best of all worlds.

1 Thank KaTe2
Boston, Massachusetts
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229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 615 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

"Society" refers to various groups or companies, such as the Carpenters (a guild), not to "high society", although now the area has plenty of the latter and none of the former! Interesting residential area, some restaurants, close to the river (but separated by the Interstate). Convenient to the historical areas (Independence Hall, etc.). Worth a long stroll to get a... More 

2 Thank EagleEyeBoston
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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198 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Society Hill is a great place to go for a walk, surrounded by historic houses and trees. It is a very historic area, being home to many Founding Fathers, including James Madison.

Thank MrSaturn64
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

Near the old city area, or a part of it, depending who you ask. The exact location of what constitutes Society Hill are a subject of debate. Most agree it is roughly from the river to 6th St. and Locust to Bambridge Sts..(or thereabout}). Mostly redeveloped and gentrified it still boasts interesting architecture, many small restaurants and cafes, some art... More 

Thank Marvin G

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