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Congress Hall

6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-965-2305
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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
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+1 215-965-2305
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While you need a free ticket (available at the Visitor's Center) to tour Independence Hall, there is a great tour at Congress Hall and no ticket is required. This building is the site of both the House of Representatives and the Senate dating from the...More

Thank RandyRoss
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here in Philadelphia you can not miss the visit to this story-filled building, where everything begins for the United States. What an experiance to see the Declaration of Independence Live !!

Thank salvatorecandiano
Reviewed 1 week ago

Congress Hall is located right next door to Independence Hall, so it's definitely worth a visit if you're in that area. Congress Hall is where the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives meet before the nation's capital was moved to Washington D.C. A...More

Thank LenaHull
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This tour requires no tickets or reservations. It is right next door to independence hall. The tour is longer and more extensive than the one you need tickets for in Independence Hall. As our ranger said, that building was the 'Big Idea' building, but Congress...More

Thank Theresa C
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Adjacent to Independence Hall, Congress Hall is open to escorted groups only. You stand in line and they admit about 30+ people at a time. The next group will be admitted about 20 minutes later. You spend the first 12-15 minutes downstairs and then another...More

Thank Lyndy B
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Didn't have time to go inside, but the building itself was quite nice. It's located near the bell so you'll see it if visiting.

Thank JasonDoz
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Walking around in the footsteps of history while visiting Independence Hall. Free Timed Tickets are available first come first serve, but also on the Web in advance with a small processing fee. Amazing to be where America began

Thank Tom0874
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful building inside and out. Enjoyed the free tour of the space occupied by the early US House of Representatives and US Senate. Beautifully restored and maintained with quite a few period pieces. I was intrigued by the portraits of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette....More

Thank Phillip K
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The guide here was nice and gave an in depth view of the hall. There are some nice rooms to see above the hall as well.

Thank Travelling_Choconut
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Not as many people visit Congress Hall. That is unfortunate, because it has the first Senate and first House of the first Congress. It has some of the original furniture and the guides are excellent. To sit in the same chamber where our national went...More

Thank Chuck C
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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