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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 Centre East
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"meeting room"
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"declaration of independence"
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"great tour"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Philadelphia to see and understand history of American independence from 1776. We took an Empire Tours grey line bus through Viator. We sat in the Congress Hall, where this Ranger lady spoke about its iconic historical significance. We took photos of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great Tour provided by the National Park Staff. The site were our first Congress met is worth the visit.

Thank KTOWNFAN
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

It was really neat to sit in chairs in the same place congress met in the early days. You could picture what it would have been like in the early days of the country.

Thank Brad F
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

if you visit Philly it is a must see especially for the historians, just don't like that you must pay to go inside the building

Thank Michael J
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Although the line to get in was long we truly enjoyed the tour of this historic hall where for the first time in world history there was a peaceful, elected transfer of power from one leader (Washington) to another (Adams) in 1796. The National Park...More

Thank ilkkats
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Free guided tours. Located next to Independence Hall, across from the Liberty Bell. Nice old architecture combined with historical significance. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Stacey P
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Built in 1787 as the Pennsylvania County Courthouse, Congress Hall was the 1st home of the United States Congress from 1790-1800, as Philadelphia served as the temporary capital of the United States. Both George Washington and John Adams were inaugurated in this building and we...More

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Definitely worth few minutes if visiting Independence hall. Interesting to see where congress met early days and how small a group it was. Steep climb to Senate chamber but worth it if able. Don't skip essentials display between the two halls or will have to...More

Thank scampi745
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Had a nice free tour...the lady guide was excellent and funny...gave a refresher history course,and was interesting to see where the U.S. began...humble beginnings...

Thank lastupendaboy
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We visited Congress Hall along with Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell - awesome to see American History where it happened in the original buildings. NPS Rangers are fantastic interpreters of our history.

Thank Thomas D
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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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