One Liberty Observation Deck Tours
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Enjoy the view from the top at Philadelphia's One Liberty Observation Deck. Located on the 57th floor of One Liberty Place, the observation deck features sweeping 360-degree views of the city from 883 feet (269 meters) above street level. Interactive touch screen technology lets you zoom in for a closer look at the city below.
Your observation deck experience begins on the ground floor when you hear the stories of Philadelphia and its place in the nation’s history. Learn about famous historical figures and their Philadelphia connections, before ascending up to the enclosed viewing platform, where an enormous bust of Benjamin Franklin greets you the moment you step off the elevator. Enjoy views of the whole city from a different vantage point.
For those looking to save money, entry to the observation deck is included with many hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours. There’s also a popular 48-hour Sun and Stars Pass good for two visits, so you can see the daytime panoramic view and the city lights.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Buy your tickets in advance to avoid waiting in line at the ticket counter.
- Expect to spend about an hour taking in views of “Philly from the top.”
- The observation deck is accessible to wheelchairs, strollers, and scooters, and offers restrooms and a gift shop.
- Guided tours are free with paid admission to One Liberty Observation Deck.
- There are numerous parking garages within walking distance of the tower.
How to Get There
There are several ways to reach One Liberty Observation Deck, located at 1650 Market Street in Center City (Philly’s walkable downtown). Most visitors arrive as part of a hop-on hop-off city sightseeing tour or by public transport—Trolley Works, Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours, Big Bus, Philly Phlash, and SEPTA all stop within easy walking distance of the observation deck.
When to Get There
One Liberty Observation Deck is open 365 days a year from 10am to 9pm (8pm during fall/winter and holidays), and there isn’t really a bad time to visit. For an entirely different Philly perspective, come at night when millions of lights illuminate the city below.
Center City Highlights
After taking in unforgettable top-down views from the observation deck, visit Love Park, City Hall, Rittenhouse Square, and Reading Terminal Market—all just a short walk away. Other must-see Center City highlights include Old City, Society Hill, South Street, and Chinatown. Visitors who want to avoid the hassle of driving or navigating public transportation can opt for a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Philadelphia.
Address: 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, USA
5 Tours and Activities to Experience One Liberty Observation Deck
Join me on a self-guided GPS audio tour that’ll open your eyes to the full range of Philadelphia’s architecture, spanning every American style from the 1850s to the present. One of the richest periods artistically, it was also one of the wealthiest. Mark Twain called these years the “Gilded Age” because America’s economy boomed and vast fortunes were rapidly made. Gilded Age styles like Second Empire Baroque, High Victorian Gothic and Romanesque all compete for your attention on this tour. The styles they gave way to as we entered the 20th century are eye catching too, like Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and International Style. Then from the 1970s we enter the Postmodern era, where almost anything goes architecturally – and that’s where we still find ourselves today. Along the way, I’ll tell you plenty of interesting but not strictly architectural stories about Philadelphia and its buildings too.
Itinerary will be change in the winter due to certain attraction close for winter. 1. Visit the capital of USA—Washington DC, go inside of US Capitol, and take pictures with the Supreme Court and Library of Congress. 2. Two Days in Washington DC, more time to discover the city. 3. Be on the top of Philadelphia—One Liberty Observation. 4. Taking National Ferry Cruise of Washington DC for sightseeing the city. 5. Taking photos with all 44 presidents in USA by visiting Madame Tussauds DC. Promotional information Buy 2 get 1 free
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Experience the History! Enjoy the sites of Philadelphia with a live Tour Guide on board our authentic Double Decker Buses. Due to COVID-19, the ability to hop-on hop-off is suspended until further notice.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See Philadelphia’s major highlights, and don’t worry about the logistics of getting around town: this hop-on hop-off bus tour makes for a seamless way to discover the City of Brotherly Love. The entire loop covers 16 miles (26 kilometers), and passes landmarks like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, LOVE Park, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Your 48-hour tickets give you the freedom to explore at your own pace, and disembark when you wish. Your tickets also grant you entry to the One Liberty Observation Deck.
Explore Philadelphia with ease—and venture to two of its highlight attractions—on this immersive package. Begin with 24-hour tickets to a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city: one of the simplest ways to enjoy an overview of Philadelphia’s top attractions. Listen to your guide’s live commentary as you head past landmarks ranging from Betsy Ross House and the Liberty Bell to the National Constitution Center. Your tickets also include entry to the Eastern State Penitentiary and the One Liberty Observation Deck.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the best way to experience One Liberty Observation Deck?
The best ways to experience One Liberty Observation Deck are:
- Philadelphia Architecture: Discover Every American Style on a GPS Audio Tour
- 2-Day Princeton + Philadelphia + Washington D.C. Tour (NY/NJ Departure) DC2
- Double Decker Bus Tour of Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with One Liberty Observation Deck Admission
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