Exterior of businesses along N. 3rd Street including Vagabond, Philadelphia Independents, and Parisa

Independent by Design

Welcome to Old City Philadelphia - the neighborhood known as America’s most historic square mile. Whether you come to experience Old City as a visitor, a resident or a business person, you’ll find resources on this website to help you discover and get involved in this charming, creative, multi-layered district.

Heart shaped flower bouquet at NE Flower Boutique

Valentine's Day

Old City businesses are offering special menus, sales, gifts and more this Valentine’s Day, February 14th! 

Kurry Shack in Old City

30 New Businesses in 2021

Old City District is excited to welcome 30 new businesses and organizations to the neighborhood this year, with more scheduled to open in 2022.

COVID-19 Resources

Find the latest information and updates regarding COVID-19 from the City of Philadelphia.