Macy’s Center City

Philadelphia

Celebrate fashion and history in the “City of Brotherly Love.” With over 157,000 square feet of the latest fashion and home décor trends and nearly 100 years of retailing history, Macy’s Center City in the landmark Wanamaker building is a must-see destination.

Grand Court Eagle, Macy's Philadelphia

The Grand Court Eagle

Handmade in Frankfurt, Germany, the bronze Wanamaker Eagle weighs 2,500 pounds and sits on a granite base in the Grand Court. The floor of the Grand Court had to be strengthened with girders to support it. There are 1,600 sculpted feathers on the head alone, and 5,000 on the entire Eagle. This famous bird began the long-beloved Philadelphia tradition of a Center City rendezvous initiated by the saying “Meet me at the Eagle.”

The Wanamaker Building

John Wanamaker pioneered the department store concept in Philadelphia when he founded Wanamaker's in 1866. Wanamaker's was the first department store to guarantee a refund policy and to be illuminated by electricity. In 1911, the lavish store became the first of its kind when Mr. Wanamaker built a 12-floor building for its new location. The building was dedicated by President William Howard Taft on December 30 of that year.

Wanamaker Grand Court Organ

With nearly 28,500 pipes, the recently restored Grand Court Organ is the largest playable instrument in the world. Wanamaker purchased it in 1909, when it was known as the St. Louis World’s Fair Pipe Organ, and it was installed in the Grand Court of the Wanamaker building several years later. A National Historic Landmark since 1980, the organ's six manuals and plethora of pipes give it the capabilities of three symphony orchestras. Grand Court Organ concerts are performed twice daily, Monday through Saturday.

Store Hours & Location

1300 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone #: 215-241-9000

Located in the heart of Center City, easily accessible by the Septa.

Sunday: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Monday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm

Store Directory

1st Floor

Michael Kors
Handbags
Coach Handbags
Cosmetics
Fine Jewelry
Fragrances
Shoes
Men's Department
Visitor Center

2nd Floor

Macy's By Appointment
The Fur Vault
Impulse
Calvin Klein
Michael Kors
Rachel Roy
Dresses
Macy's Women

3rd Floor

The Home Store
Children's
Executive Offices

In-store Services

Visitor Center Info

Visitor Center Info

1st Floor

Staffed by knowledgeable representatives eager to help make your visit the most enjoyable, the Macy's Visitor Center offers Philadelphia sightseeing information, theater and restaurant suggestions and of course, the Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass.

Daily Guided Historic Store Tour

Daily Guided Historic Store Tour

Visitor Center - 1st Floor

Daily guided tours cover merchandising, visual techniques and the history of Macy’s and the Wanamaker Building. Tours last about 45 minutes, are $10 per person and include a Macy's Center City 10% Visitor Savings Pass. Call 215-241-9000 ext. 2408 to schedule a tour.

Wanamaker Organ Recitals

Wanamaker Organ Recitals

Regular 45-minute recitals take place daily Monday-Saturday at 12:00pm. Evening recitals are scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 5:30pm, and on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:00pm. Visitors are welcome to tour the console area (2nd Floor ) and meet the staff following the daily concerts.

Macy's By Appointment Personal Shopping Service

Macy's By Appointment Personal Shopping Service

Easy, fun and absolutely free, this service includes your own personal stylist, individual wardrobe consultation, advance notice of exclusive sales and more. Call 215-241-9000 ext. 2560 to make an appointment.

Macy's Wedding & Gift Registry

Macy's Wedding & Gift Registry

Enjoy perks and privileges that every couple dreams of. Register for Macy’s Dream Fund™, an exclusive program that lets your family and friends contribute to the ultimate Gift Card – so you get exactly what you want. Enroll in registry star rewards and get 10% back on eligible Macy’s purchases, plus 5% back on eligible gifts.

The Fur Vault

The Fur Vault

2nd Floor

The Fur Vault at Macy’s Center City offers great savings on furs and fur care services. No matter where you purchased your fur, the Fur Vault’s full-service salons offer the highest level in fur care, from cleaning, repairs and relinings to restyling and trade-ins. Call 215-241-900 ext. 2341 or email centercity@furvault.com for more info.

Men's Grooming Zone

Men's Grooming Zone

Sit back and relax in an all-new environment designed for guys. We’ve teamed up with the top names in men’s grooming to bring you the best skin, shave and hair products, plus expert services. With flat-screen TVs to keep you up-to-the-minute on sports, news and more, a coffee bar and an on-staff barber, we’ve got the best new shop in town.

Shopping Packages

Macy's Center City Shopping Package

Available ONLY at Macy's Center City, Philadelphia, PA

$35 Per Package

Package Includes:

  • $25 Macy's Gift Card
  • Philadelphia Exclusive Macy's Tote Bag
  • 10% Macy's Visitor Savings Pass
  • Assortment of offers from local tours, restaurants and attractions

Our Macy's Shopping Package is available for purchase at the Visitor Center on the 1st Floor.

*While supplies last. Offers may change or be discontinued without notice.

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Visitor Group Programs

Want to experience more of Macy’s? Many of our stores offer custom-designed programs that package together savings, fun fashion and style tips as well as exciting events, and we can cater to your group’s specific needs. Group programs are by reservation only and are fee-based. See the group programs available for this Macy’s store below.

Historic Tours
Daily Guided Historic Store Tour

Discover the magic of Macy’s Center City Philadelphia, with highlights including the breathtaking Wanamaker Building, Wanamaker Grand Court Organ and Grand Court Eagle. Plus, learn how Macy’s has grown into America’s largest department store with 800+ locations and over 100 years of retailing history. Tours can be customized to focus on architecture, merchandising, marketing or fashion. All participants receive a Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and must be scheduled in advance. For more information or to book a tour, contact Macy’s Center City Visitor Center at 215-241-9000 ext. 2408.

Macy's Star Shopper

Whether you’re traveling solo or with family or friends, you can pamper yourself, enjoy exclusive savings and take home a fashionable souvenir. Ready to book this program? Visit ShopAmericaTours.com. All programs can be extended to include an in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at the Wanamaker Organ, which will lead directly up to an enchanting 45-minute recital. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Let Macy’s custom-design an informative and entertaining program specific to the unique needs and interests of your group. Please call 215-241-9000 ext. 2408 for more information.

Iconic Events

Plan your visit to coincide with one of Macy’s extraordinary events, where you can get close to the nation’s top chefs at our year-round culinary experiences or stroll through a winter wonderland of holiday window displays. See special events for this store below.

See Our Full Event Calendar Here

Christmas Light Show December

The Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert at Macy’s is a Philadelphia holiday tradition that dates back half a century. Come to the famous Center City store – housed in the historic Wanamaker Building to watch snowflakes, ballerinas and reindeer float beyond the four-story-high velvet curtain of the Grand Court atrium. During the light show, more than 100,000 bright, energy-efficient LED lights combine to create fantastic holiday images. The lighting display is accompanied by festive music from the world-renowned Wanamaker Grand Organ.

Macy's Dickens Village

Dickens Village December

A beloved Philadelphia tradition for 20 years, Dickens Village housed in the Egyptian Room of the famed Wanamaker Building transports visitors to 1840s London. The 6,000-square-foot walk-through experience features 26 heart-warming scenes from "Scrooge." The experience culminates in your photo opportunity with Father Christmas!

Holiday Windows December

Since the early 1870s, Macy’s has been stunning spectators with its famed holiday window displays and celebratory events. As the first store to ever feature holiday windows created for the pure fun and joy of the season, Macy’s began a tradition that still lives on today. 

Macy's Culinary Council

Macy's Culinary Council Year Round

Macy's Culinary Council, a national culinary authority comprised of 15 of the nation's top chefs, serves as the face of Macy’s housewares and food service divisions and helps guide consumers in selecting the best tools of the trade. Macy’s has been reinterpreting and re-energizing the casual dining experience with their celebrity chef, in-store restaurants offering “fresh food fast” quick service across the country. Visit macys.com/culinarycouncil for recipes, tips and events. 

Macy's Flower Show March - April

Surround yourself with spring blooms during the annual Macy’s Flower Show at Macy’s Center City. The spectacular Grand Court is transformed with a different theme each year with vibrant flowers, lush greens and blooming trees. Expert flower show guides offer guided tours of the beautiful display and special events take place throughout the show.