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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
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+1 215-965-2305
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"john adams"
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"senate chamber"
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"united states"
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"nation's capital"
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"louis xvi and marie antoinette"
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"county courthouse"
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"lower house"
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"historical experience"
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"nps rangers"
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"original furniture"
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"meeting room"
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"declaration of independence"
in 9 reviews
"free tour"
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"great tour"
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"american history"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 March 9, 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

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Reviewed March 5, 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...

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Reviewed March 4, 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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Reviewed March 3, 2018

When visiting the Independence Hall, which is an absolute must for every visitor, you should visit the Congress Hall also. It's just next door, entering from the courtyard side, also free, no lines in Jan/Feb. Both Houses met here while Philly was the capital 1790-1800...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

this is deinitely worth seeing but the guide there surprisingly did not really want to be there. He was unusual compared to all the other enthusiatic guides

Thank Karen E
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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
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