One Liberty Observation Deck

#18 in Best Things To Do in Philadelphia
One Liberty Observation Deck picture
Courtesy One Liberty Observation Deck.

Key Info

1650 Market St. #5700

Price & Hours

$15 for adults and kids 12-17; $10 for kids 3-...
Hours vary seasonally


Sightseeing Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
  • 3.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

For some of the best views of downtown Philadelphia, venture to the top of One Liberty Place. At the building's One Liberty Observation Deck on the 57th floor, you'll be treated to 360-degree panoramas of skyscrapers and local landmarks, such as the Ben Franklin Bridge. Plus, the indoor deck's ground floor is home to #TheRealPhilly exhibit, which features a large blue sculpture of Benjamin Franklin. The penalty box used by the Broad Street Bullies (the aggressive Philadelphia Flyers professional hockey team from the 1970s) is also on display and visitors can learn about local music, sports and pop culture in the space's audio zones.

Although a few reviewers caution that entry fees are a little steep, many say the attraction's fantastic vistas justify the cost. Visitors also rave about the friendly and knowledgeable tour guides. Hourlong tours, which all tickets cover, are available on the hour between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. From late September to late October, tours also take place at 5 and 6 p.m.

One Liberty Observation Deck is open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 or 9 p.m., depending on the season. Standard tickets cost $10 per child 3 to 11 and $15 per person 12 and older. Two-day and family passes are also available. If you purchase a Philadelphia CityPASS or The Philadelphia Pass, your sightseeing pass includes admission to the observation deck.

You'll find the attraction about halfway between Logan Square and Rittenhouse Square in the heart of the city. The building sits a block south of SEPTA's Suburban Station, which services the Regional Rail line and offers a pedestrian walkway to the Market-Frankford Line. You can also drive and park in One Liberty Place's garage. Learn more by visiting One Liberty Observation Deck's website.

See all Hotels in Philadelphia »

More Best Things To Do in Philadelphia

Liberty Bell Center1 of 22
Independence Hall2 of 22
Time to Spend
#1 Liberty Bell Center

Opposite Independence Hall, you'll find the Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historical Park. Now residing in a huge glass gazebo, this 2,080-pound piece of history was once mounted in the belfry of Independence Hall. It was used to mark important historic events, most notably at the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Historians believe the first crack developed in the early 1840s. Metal workers were tasked with repairing the bell in anticipation of George Washington's birthday in 1846. The repair was unsuccessful and the bell ceased to chime ever again.

Despite the long lines, recent visitors called this attraction a must-see for all Americans. They also suggested planning your visit first thing in the morning during the week.

Read more
Songquan Deng/Getty Images
See full list of Best Things To Do in Philadelphia »

Explore More of Philadelphia

When purchasing from our site, we may earn commissions. This does not affect the quality or independence of our editorial content.


America's 15 Coolest Ghost Towns to Visit

From Kentucky to California, the U.S. is filled with eerie abandoned cities.

Lyn MettlerAugust 22, 2019

The 7 Best New Orleans Plantation Tours

Learn about the Big Easy's history through one of these daytrips.

Holly JohnsonAugust 21, 2019

22 Top Sonoma Wineries to Visit

Sip world-class wines while enjoying vineyard and mountain views.

Gwen PratesiAugust 19, 2019

30 Beautiful Caribbean Islands to Visit

It's time to plan your next tropical getaway.

Holly JohnsonAugust 8, 2019

The Best Travel Rewards Programs for 2019-20

See which airline and hotel loyalty programs come out on top.

Erin ShieldsAugust 6, 2019

20 Surprising Ways to Earn Loyalty Program Points or Miles

Branch out beyond hotel stays and flights to maximize your earnings.

Christine SmithAugust 6, 2019

The 12 Best Cancun Tours

These excursions will show you what lies beyond the city's bright beaches.

Lyn MettlerJuly 26, 2019

Traveling With Toddlers: 16 Tips to Make Your Vacation Go Smoothly

These expert travel hacks guarantee a happy trip for the whole family.

Kyle McCarthyJuly 25, 2019

The 11 Best New Orleans Ghost Tours

Hear chilling tales of the city's paranormal activity on one of these guided tours.

Kim Foley MacKinnonJuly 25, 2019

The 10 Best Seattle Boat Tours

Take in the Emerald City's top sights from the water.

Kim Foley MacKinnonJuly 24, 2019