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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 4 days ago

We were not able to enter Independence Hall because we did not have tickets. You can easily get tickets at the Visitors Center across from the Liberty Bell Center, but they are timed tickets and we were not staying in town that late. So make...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Donna224488
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am always awed at visiting this place. Just the thought of walking in the same building as our founding fathers is pretty amazing. The guides are very knowledgeable and friendly.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tmmsshep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Im Canadian and I very much appreciated the Congress Hall tours. Excellent presenters. They spoke loud and clear to a large group of people and captured our attentions. Love historical buildings and the preservation. I visited with a small tour company although you don't need...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MichelleK20127
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being inside the room where the United States of America began is truely inspirational. Imagining the founding father's conversations within the room, being that close to and almost "feeling" the history is awesome.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank worldwideexplorer47
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is where our Declaration of Independence was penned and signed, the Articles of Confederation which created the United States were drawn up here, and the U.S. Constitution, which still stands, today, was drawn up, here. Do not miss this historic site.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ddwheeler30157
Reviewed 15 February 2019

Very interesting to learn how Congress and the Senate where in Philadelphia for 10 years. See where George Washington handed the presidency off to John Adams. Amazing tour guides with great knowledge.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kzwerner
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

This historical building is iconic in the history of the US. It's much more than just the walls and roof to see, it's standing tall since 1780s. This is a must visit attraction in Philadelphia.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank YatriForever
Reviewed 7 February 2019

So this was easy to walk here from central Philadelphia. It's an important building which I saw from the outside during the frigid polar vortex and the government shutdoen. Now you can go inside- see other reviews

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed 30 January 2019

Awesome experience to be in the building where our founding fathers created the Declaration of Independence!! You do need a timed ticket to get in which we purchased on line for a small fee before we took our trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kiwizoe
Reviewed 19 January 2019

Building has immense historical significance at the most important documents in American historical were written and perhaps also signed there.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from HelenaL305 | 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