One Liberty Observation Deck
A top notch spot for sky-high views of Philadelphia and the surrounding region
At long last, Philadelphia has a proper observation deck.
One Liberty Observation Deck, which opened in November 2015, provides Philadelphia with panoramic bird’s-eye views of the city from the 57th floor of One Liberty Place in downtown Philadelphia.
Operated by Montparnasse 56 (or M56) — a Paris-based company that manages observation decks in the John Hancock Tower in Chicago and the Montparnasse 56 Tower in Paris — the observatory on the 57th floor of One Liberty Place in downtown Philadelphia supplies the chance to score panoramic views of the cityscape, interact with innovative technology and check out Philly-centric art installations.
Currently the tallest standing attraction within Philadelphia, One Liberty Place makes an ideal locale for this key new urban attraction.
There are currently only a few spots around town that offer any comparable bird’s-eye view of Philadelphia, including the City Hall Tower Observation Deck, R2L and Nineteen. One Liberty Observation Deck, though, is the first attraction that’s both super accessible and devoted solely to viewing “Philly From The Top.”
The attraction consists of three levels — the ground floor entry, a second-floor ticketing lobby and the 57th-floor observatory. The observatory offers 360-degree views of Center City and well beyond, with opportunities to view the cityscape in every direction.
In addition to panoramic views, each floor includes interactive experiences and installations including a towering Benjamin Franklin sculpture, Philadelphia-focused listening stations and six multi-lingual touch screens that allow visitors to zoom in on a single point hundreds of feet below.
Philly From The Top Tour
Get a guided experience of your viewpoint from the 57th floor during the Philly From The Top Tour, offered seven days a week at One Liberty Observation Deck.
Tours are free with admission and point out the iconic sites to see that are spread out across our City of Brotherly Love.
Tickets And Hours
Tickets to One Liberty Observation Deck are available for purchase both online and in-person at the attraction. Admission starts at $9 for youth (ages 3-11) and $14 for adults. Students and groups can reach out for discounted prices.
Family Fun For Four: Give your family a bird’s eye view! Save 15% on two adult (ages 12 and up) and two youth (ages 3-11) tickets for $39. This deal is available for purchase online or at the ticketing desk.
One Liberty Observation Deck is open 365 days a year, affording visitors gorgeous daytime views as well as twinkling dusk and nighttime scenes. Hours vary by season, so please see website to confirm current hours.
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Getting There And Staying Over
To get to the top, enter via the courtyard entrance at 1650 Market Street.
From there, visitors head up an escalator to the second floor where tickets are purchased and the elevator to the 57th floor departs.
The new observatory also makes for a great excuse to stay overnight in Philadelphia to see the glittering lights of the city after dark hundreds of feet above street level. Browse available specials and deals at Philadelphia hotels or book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, a great deal where your car stays free.
Top 5 Sky-High Vantage Points In Philadelphia
One Liberty Observation Deck will join a handful of attractions and restaurants that regularly provide amazing views of Philadelphia.
Grab some friends, pick a date and go toast to the city while capturing a photo and Instagram that is sure to be memorable with our round-up of the best sky-high views in Philadelphia.
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