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Congress Hall

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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09:00 - 17:00
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Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the nation's...

Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the nation's capital from 1790 to 1800.

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I visited Congress Hall in February 2017. January and February are a great time to visit this area because it is not crowded and you can go right in. After the US constitution... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Congress Hall in February 2017. January and February are a great time to visit this area because it is not crowded and you can go right in. After the US constitution was signed next door in 1787, Philadelphia was the capital of the United States from 1790 to 1800. In Congress Hall on the ground hall was the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take this tour after the Independence Hall tour. This ranger led tour will show you where the first congress and first senate sat and debated, trying to figure out how to run the new country. Our guide really connected the beginning history of the country with the current political situation.

Thank jediknight101
Concord, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

You can get a tour time and thus enjoy a guided tour. There is plenty to do and see in this area. of an historic nature. Hard to believe all the buildings look just as I remember from the history books of my youth. Seeing all these historic places in person changes the experience of history for me. It brings... More 

Thank Sandra W
Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Congress Hall on the corner of 6th & Chestnut served as the national Capitol for 10 years from 1790 till 1800, while Washington DC was being built. It is on the corner directly adjacent to Independence Hall. Do not confuse the two. You can visit the House Chamber on the lower floor and then the Senate Chamber on the upper... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

While just another building it is often overlooked because of the nearby Independence Hall. However, the NPS Rangers really make this place and we spent 30minutes talking to them about the first senate and how it all work. It was fascinating. Would defiantly recommend it as a not to be missed location on the very heart of Philly.

Thank Helena L
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

After visiting Independence Hall, we joined the 20 minutes tour of the next historical landmark, Congress Hall. It was the seat of the United States Congress from December 6, 1790 to May 14, 1800 and the place of George Washington's second inauguration and John Adams's inauguration. The ranger will give you a brief introduction and then you are free to... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite historical attractions in the USA! So much history and fantastic and interesting tours. All free!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

i am enjoy very ed action and i enjoy seeing learn a lot about founding feather and recmeind people see it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

green and cold in winter drafty but that the beginin of the advance to the thirteen colonies feel the birn!!!!!!!!

Thank thomas p
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This really is a must do site. The hall was the Capitol of the United States between 1790 and 1800 and during that time it saw the inauguration of George Washington's second term and the inauguration also of John Adams. Access is by guided tour by one of the Rangers and takes about twenty minutes. Very entertaining and informative. You... More 

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