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Congress Hall

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Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the nation's capital from 1790 to 1800.
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6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Centre East
+1 215-965-2305
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Philadelphia on Monday and then headed to Washington, D.C. on Thursday. Congress Hall was a great introduction to the House of Representatives and Senate before visiting Capitol Hill. Our guide did a great job introducing us to the two houses of congress and...More

Thank plainleanconsulting
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice tour that wasn't too long! Very informative and well done! We pre-booked tickets so the only wait was to go through security!

Thank Jadybugs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Congress Hall was home to the U.S. Congress from 1790 to 1800, during the time when Philadelphia served as the temporary capital of the United States. Notable historic achievements made within Congress Hall include the establishment of the First Bank of the United States, the...More

Thank ephyfe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

History as it was made. Takes a lot to figure out the American Political System but by visiting these places it becomes a lot clearer.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 4 November 2018

While in this historic area, take the free, no tickets required, tour. It was very interesting and worthwhile.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This National Park tour was excellent. I learned things about our countries birth and our constitution and so did the children also on out tour. Marvelous!! A must do.

Thank Linda U
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

The Congress hall building is to the right of the main entrance. Tickets are free but need to get them at the visitors center to enter Independence hall grounds. After a security line check you can visit all the buildings. There’s also a philosophical hall...More

Thank 166darleneh
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Must stop here and get the history of why this building existed and it’s development over the years - pre the development of Washington DC. It’s amazing and you should get tickets for the tours except for Jan and feb.

Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 22 October 2018

It's amazing to me how much of American history I've forgotten. The guides here to a great job telling the story. Visiting here and independence hall has inspired me to revisit my American history, I loved this place!

Thank ken3787
Reviewed 18 October 2018

You can go online to get your tickets from the national park - then pick them up at will-call in the visitors center. That way you know you are going to get in. We walked up at 10:30 on a Friday and got some of...More

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Response from Helena L | Reviewed this property |
I would link Liberty Bell and Independance Hall as they are close by. It will depend upon the queue to access the sites but allow 30 mins and 60 mins respectively. The Constitution Centre is fantastic. 90-120 mins Ben... More