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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
City Center East
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you have been studying early American history, this is a great place to visit. You see where the founding fathers worked out the beginning of The United States. It's very authentic. Our guide was good. It seemed a bit academic for me. I would...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Our guide was informative and friendly.Great to see where our first Congress met. Rather reassuring in this uncertain political time.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Easily overlooked, this is where Congress met from 1790-1800 when Philadelphia was the capital of the new nation. Major things happened here: origins of the two-party system; first peaceful transfer of power (Washington to Adams) - a BIG deal in western world; 3 new states...More

1  Thank John L W
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

While the building was interesting, the presentation style by our park ranger was very degrading and uninformative. We were rushed into seats and very flatly and firmly told to file all the way in and hurry up. Having a preteen daughter with anxiety struggles, this...More

1  Thank Jenni H
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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
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