Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: World's Largest Working Pipe Organ

First played publicly on June 22, 1911. It has over 28,000 pipes and weighs over 200 tons. It's inside a department store.

Macy's City Center Philadelphia

Address:
1300 Market St., Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
Macy's City Center Philadelphia. Midtown. Inside the atrium, just off the Market St. entrance.
Hours:
45 min. concerts start at noon.
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World's Largest Working Pipe Organ

A Philadelphia tradition, the best time to visit is over the Christmas Holidays for the annual light show which is accompanied by the Organ.

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World's Largest Working Pipe Organ

Inside the Macy's in downtown Philadelphia is the world's largest working pipe organ. It was built for the 1904 World's Fair and installed by John Wanamaker in the atrium of what was his department store. It was first played publicly on June 22, 1911. Today, you can hear it six days a week at noon, played by professional organists. It contains over 28,000 pipes and weighs over 200 tons. A non-profit started in the 1990s helps fund the maintenance and provides a visitors center volunteer to answer questions from spectators and sell musical CDs and books. There is a short video you can watch about the history of the organ as well as a meet and greet with most organists after their 45 minute concert.

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The department store, originally celebrated as "the cathedral of commerce," was dedicated by U.S. President Taft.

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