Founded in 1893, the Reading Terminal Market blends together state-of-the-art systems technology without sacrificing its historical integrity. The Market is managed by the non profit, 501 (c) 3 corporation and all contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. It’s not only a popular hometown attraction, but also the most popular Philadelphia tourist destination after the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. More than 80 merchants offer patrons fresh produce, meats, fish, groceries, flowers, baked goods, crafts, books, clothing, as well as hard-to-find specialties and ethnic foods. Shopping and dining become a pleasure in this warm, inviting, and unique atmosphere. The Reading Terminal Market, as it was over a hundred years ago, is reminiscent of personal, neighborhood shopping, and still offers something for everyone. A trip to Philadelphia would not be complete without stopping here. The Market is managed by a non-profit corporation to protect its unique character and ensure it will remain an expression of the character of the city.