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Address: 6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215 965 2305
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Description: Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the...
Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the nation's capital from 1790 to 1800.
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This is the second part of the Independence Hall tour. You must have a (free) ticket to enter. You can sit in the actual hall where Congress was held for 10 years! Then head... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Minneapolis, MN

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is the second part of the Independence Hall tour. You must have a (free) ticket to enter. You can sit in the actual hall where Congress was held for 10 years! Then head upstairs to see where the Senate met. Its about a 20 min guided tour. Well worth it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is one of the unfortunately overlooked yet very historically significant buildings from our national history. It's small, but packed with interesting artifacts and anecdotes. Be sure to ask the ranger to tell you about the building!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

As the site where the US Congress met from 1790 to 1800, our Park Service Ranger (M. Ifill) gave a masterful historical review of the issues our country faced as our leaders met in the House and Senate chambers of this building. While Independence Hall is where liberty was proclaimed, Congress Hall is where the business of our new government... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Located on the SW corner of Independence Park, it is often over-looked. Georgian brick architecture. Simple furnishing. Park rangers tell the story. Need to go thru park security to visit.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Just south of the Liberty Bell complex, in the corner of 6th & Chestnut streets, is an easily overlooked historic attraction. Maintained by National Parks Service, Rangers speak about the historic significance of this edifice every quarter hour. This is the location of the second US Capitol. This is a great additional history to the surrounding buildings that housed the... More 

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Ozark, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I always love when there are still some original furnishings in historical places and this has that! Neat, short addition to the historical places in the area. Rangers were informative and accommodating of our baby on the brief tour.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Pro tip - no ticket or tour time needed, just wait in line for the regular tour. The tour was excellent, I can't speak highly enough about the park rangers here. Two floors of American history goodness to explore and hear stories about. If you're already in the Independence Hall area, you might as well pop in here too.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you're visiting Independence Visitor's Center and Constitution Hall, stop by the Congress Hall and enjoy the short, 15-minute presentation by the Park Police tour guide. This is the hall where John Adams was sworn in as the country's second president, with George Washington observing the first peaceful transition of power in the new country: from one elected president to... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It is amazing to see how many people visit Independence Hall then skip this historic building. This building, not Independence Hall, is where the second US Capitol was. The downstairs was the House of Representatives and the Senate upstairs. It is simply amazing to sit and realize this is where the Federal government once operated. The Senate Chambers upstairs has... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It's right next door to Independence hall so why not, I thought. So glad I did! Really enjoyed the guide's talk, and the nice sit down while he spoke. Cool building, interesting facts. AND, he entertained questions afterwards which was great!

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Address: Address: 6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215 965 2305
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East

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