Congress Hall
Congress Hall
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Address
Neighbourhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 8th St • 3 min walk
  • 8th St • 3 min walk
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Esteban
Saint Charles, MO181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I bought tickets for the tour inside the building g through Recreation.gov because I could not find them sold on TripAdvisor. They were very reasonably priced. Definitely worth the money. The guide did an amazing job. The tour lasted 20-25 minutes.

100% recommend this.
Written April 29, 2024
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wheelswillroll
Weatogue, CT271 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This is a great historical place to visit. You learn a lot about our country’s beginnings. The only drawback is they’re not really sure what to do with a person who uses a wheelchair. There’s a beautiful park out front of the buildings, but you can’t access it because there’s a gate there that people can go out of, but they can’t come in it. I did get in touch with one of the security guards and he helped me by walking me through the gate so I can get a picture of the front building with the statue in front of it.
Written April 13, 2024
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK5,799 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We visited here before a tour once we were through the security for Independence Hall. There were three members of staff that were very knowledgeable and friendly and there were some photos and information scattered about to read. The hall served as the seat of the United States Congress from December 6th 1790 to May 14th 1800 so plenty of history here!
Written January 24, 2024
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ELKW
United States11,824 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
it must be ranger-led to tour this building , there is tour every 20 min, first come, first serve, max. 40 ppl, but the tour is not full, so easy to join, after entering the building, the ranger will ask us to sit on the seats, listen to him to talk for a while, we can also follow him to see the rooms on the second floor
Written July 7, 2023
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Bethany E
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Nice, free visit after 5pm of two rooms. Has always been on my list, did not disappoint. Come at 5 or just before to line up if you want the free tour.
Written June 22, 2023
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yazdragonfly
Ft. Lauderdale388 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Our expectations were much more that what is actually here. To begin with, you must pass a metal detector and have you items scanned. That is reasonable in a protected area, however, once you enter the "courtyard", there is little to no security. There are no gates, or fences, just low hanging chains, which are easy to step over., so the security screening is almost laughable. The tour itself, which must be reserved online for $1/person, takes about 15-20 minutes, and you are taken into the building and shown where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Some background is given and you get to see two rooms. Then you are rushed out without barely any time to take a few pictures. Not worth the wait time of approximately 20-30 minutes, or the $1. You must be a real history buff to enjoy this stop.
Written May 19, 2023
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Judy T
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The Congress Hall building is right next to Independence Hall and was a natural follow-up tour. It was interesting to see the committee rooms and the legislative and senate chambers.
Written March 20, 2023
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Linda P
Ballston Spa, NY393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Next door to Independence Hall (and across the street from Liberty Bell), free tour of the building used while the White House was being built. Washington handed over the presidency to Adams there, world leaders came to see if it really would happen. Ranger led: artifacts, architecture and verbal history on tour.
Written March 13, 2023
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,727 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
There are some stairs to climb and a bit of standing (and sitting) to hear the historical story of this building. We were the only two who showed up for this time slot so it was very nice.
Written October 10, 2022
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Subteach10
Asheville, NC391 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Great place to learn history and see authentic artifacts from American history. The guides are great to answer any of your questions.
Written October 7, 2022
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