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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

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 Shari M
Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 Darlene H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank NewillDB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got to take a tour of Congress Hall. It was free of charge but you just have to wait for the scheduled tour to get in. We learned about the beginning of congress. A Lot of things are original so you can't go in...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