The Philadelphia Bourse is one of the most iconic beaux-arts buildings in Philadelphia. Situated in the heart of “America’s most historic square mile”, across from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, a block from the Betsy Ross House and Christ Church, within walking distance of Elfreth’s Alley and the Second Bank of the United States, the Bourse is US History central.
Seriously. Some of Hamilton took place, like, right here.
Originally a commodities exchange founded in 1891, the Bourse completed a massive restoration in November of 2018, reopening as an artisan food and shopping market.
Inside, there are some 27 vendors, including a Korean taco grill, Chinese dumplings, artisanal grilled cheeses, Filipino comfort food, fried chicken, Hawaiian poke, Indian street food, pasta, a bakery, a distillery, an escape room, a florist, and a chocolatier.
And, to wash it all down, history buffs, visitors, and Iowa State engineering students on spring break (yeah, we met three!) can stop by TAPS Fill Station, featuring 36 taps of beer, cider, kegged cocktails, red and white wines, and mead.