Philadelphia City Archives

Join us on a special evening tour of Philadelphia City Archives on Spring Garden Street. From Board of Health lists of abandoned privy wells, to ground rent deeds, to the original architectural plans for City Hall, the records in the City Archives hold the key to innumerable inquiries into Philadelphia’s past. Learn how archivists preserve the City’s one-of-a-kind collections and make them accessible to genealogists, city officials, preservationists, and researchers from the general public.

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