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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Congress Hall was the location of ratification of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights and the place where the US congress resided during the last decade of 1700s. It holds significant historic importance in the birth of the US and makes for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another must do in old Philly. So much history I learned a couple names I either forgot or my schools neglected to tell me. I highly recommend all the old buildings in philly.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EFW2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a great place to visit. So much history in a building that is famously emblazoned on the country's $100 bill.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stressman101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Hall to get a tour and found out we needed a ticket which are handed out about two blocks away at the Visitor Center. Our tour was scheduled about an hour and half later so we walked around and went to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank K O
Reviewed 21 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

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!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jadybugs
Reviewed 13 November 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ephyfe
Reviewed 11 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda U
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Margie S
1 April 2017|
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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
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