Walking up North 3rd Street at the intersection of Arch in Historic Old City Philadelphia on July 11, 1927

North 3rd Street at the intersection of
Arch in Historic Old City Philadelphia.
Find SUGARCUBE mid block up 3rd.

Since 1682

Old City Philadelphia, Independent by Design

Founder William Penn would be proud

Old City Philadelphia is America’s most historic square mile. This lively ‘Old World’ residential neighborhood is home to Sugarcube®, many locally owned businesses and nationally recognized cultural institutions.

Internationally, Old City’s Independence Hall became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, significant because of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. In 2015 Philadelphia gained the elite title World Heritage City, the first in the U.S.

Philadelphia Design District

Contemporary art galleries, clothing boutiques, furniture showrooms, salons and technology companies showcase Philadelphia’s continuing entrepreneurial spirit in this art and design centric neighborhood. Visit 3rd Street Corridor from Chestnut to Race streets. Remember, clothing is tax-free.

Directions to Sugarcube
Philadelphia International Airport
Independence Hall Old City Philadelphia 1912, became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979

Historic Independence Hall in Old City.
UNESCO World Heritage site.
Photo dated 1912

Historic and accessible

Philadelphia, the walkable city

Philadelphia’s most popular historic attractions; The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, The National Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House, Penn’s Landing, and much more are all walking distance from each other.

Of special note is the proximity to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, several nationally renowned hospitals, and an array of high quality hotels. Old City is apart of Center City that includes Washington Square, Rittenhouse Square and the Avenue of the Arts. Our visitors enjoy the relaxed atmosphere specific to Old CIty shopping and it’s historic character.

Historic Sites & Museums
Art & Museum Galleries


Philadelphia is an east coast gem for easy transportation

Making Old City Philadelphia even more attractive is the easy access to major transportation arteries. Traveling from Philadelphia International Airport and 30th Street Station by rental car, taxi or public transportation (SEPTA) is quick. Traveling by intercity bus from NYC or Washington is easy.

Old City parking is abundant. Sugarcube is near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge connection between New Jersey and Pennsylvania interstate highways 95 and 676.

New to Philadelphia is Indego, the city’s first bike share program. It’s a joint venture sponsored by Independent Blue Cross and the City of Philadelphia, featuring over 60 stations and 600 bicycles. See you soon!

Philadelphia International Airport
Bus & Rail Service
Public Transportation
Indego Philly’s Bike Share