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Top 10 Public Bathrooms in the Independence National Historical Park Area

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2018

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In 1789, Ben Franklin said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” 

In 2018, when walking in Franklin’s footsteps at Independence National Historical Park area, we will add “when nature calls” as an additional exception to Franklin’s famous witticism.

Franklin's list of the best bathrooms in Old City has been lost over the centuries, but this list is the next best thing

Below is a list of the Top 10 Bathrooms that visitors to the Independence National Historical Park area and guests of The Constitutional Walking Tour have found are clean and convenient:

1) National Constitution Center

525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 

In addition to the restrooms available inside of the Constitution Center, there are also public restroom facilities that can be accessed from the outside of the building on the East side of the Constitution Center at the Independence Transportation Center bus depot.

Be sure to check out the exhibits and Freedom Rising, plus fuel up at the Delegates Cafe and head to the Museum Store for some great souvenirs.

2) Independence Visitor Center

599 Market Street (6th & Market Streets)
One North Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Be sure to check out the Gift Shop for great souvenirs.

3) Independence Library

18 South 7th Street (between Market & Chestnut)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Check out the children's area features a mural of changing seasons by Jing-Xiang Liang, and also a multicolored carpet, which is a tribute to the architect's favorite children's book, Elmer the Multicultural Elephant.

4) Kimpton Hotel Monaco

433 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Check out the Red Owl Tavern and Stratus Rooftop Lounge.

5) Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

401 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Check out the M. Brown's bar and Chez Ben Bistro Coffee Bar.

6) Cosi

325 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Check out their great sandwiches, flat pbread pizza, beverages, and deserts, plus their kids' menu.

7) Museum of the American Revolution

101 S. 3rd Street (3rd & Chestnut Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Check out their Cafe and Museum Store for great souvenirs.

8) Starbucks

57-63 North Third Street (3rd & Arch Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

How can you you not get an iced coffee while you are there?

9) Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

400 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Check out Coin's Restuarant and Pub, appropriately named for being across the street from the U.S. Mint.

10) Franklin Square

200 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Be sure to check out Square Burger, Philly Mini Golf and the carousel while you are there.

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