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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 2 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where it all happened. Both the "Declaration of Independence" and the "United States Constitution" was debated and written within these historic walls! Admission is free but the the admission ticket must be picked up at the nearby Philadelphia Visitor's Center. Suggest you take...More

Thank damookie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a nice building to go and take a picture. If your driving there is no parking nearby unless you want to pay a fortune.

Thank Scott8446
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I toured the Congress Hall and were pleased to see how well it had been preserved. It was very interesting to hear the details behind the Declaration of Independence.

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic Building. You cannot visit the city without seeing this building. The architecture is beautiful.

Thank EasternCanada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rangers who provide the tour are very knowledgeable and helpful Well worth the time. We appreciated that he answered questions after the tour was over.

Thank OldsGal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is in the area after you clear security for Independence Hall. It is free to enter but a Park Ranger will give guided tours at specific (frequent) times. We did Independence Hall first and only waited about 5 minutes for this tour. Great information...More

Thank Tom-WCT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This federal style brick building is right next to Independence hall. It is part of the National Park Service and is open for public tours. It was the site of the first United States Congress where the Bill of Rights and the Constitution were ratified.

Thank jer b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent teaching experience for young and old. Be prepared to stay a while we didn’t get to see all of the exhibits there. It takes a while but well worth it.

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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