Three people chatting inside Lokal Hotel

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.

Handmade items on display at Old City Fest

Old City Fest

Old City Fest returns Sunday, October 9th with a wide array of food, music, activities, shopping, and more, with 100+ vendors participating!

Interior of Thinker Makers Society

It's First Friday!

Enjoy art exhibitions, events, and more this First Friday, October 7th.

Riverwards Produce interior with produce displays

30 New Businesses in 2022

Old City District welcomes 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.