William Strickland (1832-1833)
This is the oldest stock exchange building in the country and one of the most beautiful. The Exchange Room, in the curved portion of the building, had a domed ceiling, mosaic floor and marble columns.
The lantern atop the building was meticulously copied from a famous Greek monument. The Exchange currently houses the Philadelphia headquarters for the National Park Service.
The Merchant’s Exchange building’s interior is not open to visitors. However, it’s exterior detail is readily accessible to pedestrians visiting the Historic District. The Exchange building is located on the northeast corner of 3rd and Walnut streets.
In the neighborhood
Museums & Attractions
1 North Independence Mall W
(Available at Various Locations)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
- The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation
- Philly POPS! On Independence 2016
- Christ Church
- Benjamin Franklin Museum
- The Liberty Bell Center
- 2016 Fringe Festival
- Old Pine Street (Third, Scots and Mariners) Presbyterian Church
- Saint George’s Methodist Church
- Physick House
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Restaurants & Dining