Exterior of Elfreth's Alley in Old City, Philadelphia

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.

Exterior of Museum of Illusions

21 New Businesses in 2022

Old City District welcomes 21 new businesses, including shops, restaurants, a grocery store, and a museum to the neighborhood.

Market Street skyline in Old City, Philadelphia

Open Your Business in Old City!

Learn more about our historic and thriving neighborhood, and the unique commercial properties and business assistance available.

COVID-19 Resources

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