Second Bank of the United States 3.0 rating


The Second Bank was chartered five years after the First Bank lost its charter, from 1816 to 1836, and then functioned as an ordinary bank until it was liquidated in 1841. The building then served as the Philadelphia Custom House from 1845-1935, and today it houses the People of Independence exhibit which containing portraits of various colonial and federal leaders by Charles Peale and other artists.



About Second Bank of the United States

 116 South third street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

 +1 215-965-2305

Second Bank of the United States and Nearby Attractions on Map

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Liberty Bell Center

Liberty Bell Center(0.4 km)
The iconic Liberty Bell is an emblem of American Independence, and holds a symbolic place in history as the 'justice bell' that heralded significant events.

Independence Hall

Independence Hall(0.3 km)
The Independence Hall is the highlight of the Independence National Historical Park, the site where the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, and where the U.

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center(0.6 km)
The National Constitution Center is one of the most interactive history museums in America.

Philadelphia Chinatown

Philadelphia Chinatown(1.2 km)
East of Broad St, 'East meets West'.

Independence National Historical Park and Visitor's Center

Independence National Historical Park and Visitor's Center(0.4 km)
The Independence National Historic Park comprises some of USA's most famous historic sites associated with the American Revolution, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Benjamin Franklin's house and grave, and the house in which the Declaration of Independence was written.

Franklin Court

Franklin Court(0.2 km)
The Franklin Court is what remains of Benjamin Franklin's brick house after it was torn down 20 years after his death, with a Benjamin Franklin Museum on site that throws light on his inventions and artifacts.

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market(1.2 km)
The Reading Terminal Market is a covered public market where many of Pennsylvania's Amish merchants sell their goods.

Carpenter's Hall

Carpenter's Hall(0.1 km)
The Carpenter's Hall is a 2-storey Georgian building where delegates from the first Continental Congress gathered in this building in 1774 and voted to declare independence from Great Britain.

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