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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 yesterday

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 3 days 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

Thank Nina P
Reviewed 4 days ago

You might think this could be done better but they tried to keep everything original and it is what it was. Worth seeing.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Another must see, I was relly impressed by the guides, they did a great job telling the story of writing the Declaration of Independence.

Thank PlumberGreg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the tour and learn much about our country's birth and our founding fathers. An amazing immersion into our beginnings.

Thank Rita M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Congress Hall is literally the birthplace of the US and is very good to see - tour was free, with a 20 minute wait when I was there but worth it. Tour guide inside was amazing and gave a very interesting account of the State...More

Thank Brendan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must. It was great to be reminded of how our country got its start and walk where our founding fathers walked. Keep the dream alive!

Thank DAuntDeb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can get free tickets to visit the hall but as its on a first come first serve basis you should try to get in early by going to the visitors centre on the day of your visit early in the morning. You can buy...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building has so much history as it housed the first legislature when our country was young. It is pretty much the same upstairs as it was in 1790.

Thank peonyrose
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

located in the old town with lots of places to visit around the area. Love the old american architecture and well worth a visit to congress Hall

Thank Carl M
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Margie S
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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