Union League - USA

Details In 1862, The Union League of Philadelphia was founded as a Patriotic Society to support the policies of Abraham Lincoln. Nearly 150 years later, The Union League is a private, members only, Five Star Platinum Club of over 3,100 members. Membership is in the vanguard of Philadelphia life, counting among our members many top leaders in business, academia, law, medicine, politics, religion, and the arts. Our members gather to socialize, dine, network, attend events, exercise and relax in one of the city’s most beautiful and historic settings. As members of the Union League of Philadelphia, they are entitled to many exclusive privileges that further details how the League is one of the preeminent clubs in the nation.

Visiting the Union League

Letter of introduction

You should contact the Union League prior to your visit and supply a Letter of Introduction from the Carlton Club Secretary. Request a Letter of Introduction.

Dress Code

"acket and collared shirt are required at all times on the first floor members-only section of the League House. Jacket and tie are preferred. Dress code for women: Dresses, blouses and skirts, or pants suit are appropriate attire. Pants should be tailored and are acceptable when worn with a jacket or other garments which would be appropriate if worn with a skirt. All children in the League House are expected to be appropriately attired, and children over the age of twelve are required to conform to the dress code. Dress code exceptions: * 1862 Dining Room and Bar – Jacket required. Jacket and tie are strongly preferred. * Breakfast – Business casual attire is acceptable in Founders and Café Meredith for breakfast only. * Private Dining/Meeting Rooms – Business casual attire is acceptable in private meeting rooms and for private dining events. * Summer Dress – Except in 1862 by Martin Hamann and the bar business casual attire may be worn throughout the League House from Memorial Day to Labor Day.(Unacceptable Attire: The following attire is never acceptable on the first or second floors of the League House: jeans, denim wear, tee shirts, athletic wear, tank, halter, or jogging tops, untucked shirts, wrinkled clothing, shorts, baseball caps, sneakers, extremely casual or beach footwear). Members and guests staying at the Inn of the League or using the Fitness Center may enter and leave the League House in attire that would not otherwise comply with the rules of the House Committee only to go to or leave from the Fitness Center or the overnight rooms only by using the Sansom Street entrance and the elevators to and from the overnight rooms. Saturday and Sunday: Business casual attire is acceptable on Saturday until 5:00pm and all day Sunday in the Café throughout the year. "



Accommodation available.

Sports Facilities

The Union League offers a premier health and fitness center with state of the art equipment, spa facilities, personal training, nutritional analysis and laundry service.


140 South Broad Street

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Mr Jeffrey P McFadden