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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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A very important historical Building in our country"s history

The building was the spot that the basis of the country declaration of independence was put together. There are monuments to the participants and a very nice tour from the us park... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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New York City, New York

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The building was the spot that the basis of the country declaration of independence was put together. There are monuments to the participants and a very nice tour from the us park COmmission is to be had and shouldl be enjoyed to get the importance of the building. A good trip to take.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Although there are no meetings or functions today, this historic Lower House (House Of Representatives) and Upper House (U.S. Senate) met here from 1790 until 1800. The free tour is conducted by informed Rangers. Tickets are not needed. There are many stairs to get upstairs. Located next door to Independence Hall.

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Yes visit this building too and listen to the story of what happened here. Make sure you hear the guide.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Congress Hall, located right next to Independence Hall's West Wing is where our Representatives and Senators met in the early part of our nation's history. Each ranger will put a different spin on the tour but you can see the upper and lower chambers as well as some offices and meeting rooms. It's another opportunity to walk in the footsteps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

place is well preserved so if you get inside the place you can see the rooms and areas the americans used back then. really cool and makes you understand how they worked and lived.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is where the Constitution-based legislature for the new nation met prior to moving to their permanent home in Washington D.C. Most folk visit Independence Hall but bypass this structure which is located directly to its west. If you visit the first, take the time to visit the second.

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Manalapan, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Interesting and informative, rangers very knowledgeable and kids had fun. It was educational for all of us to know important part of our history

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Malvern, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Interesting and informative park rangers. Longest wait is 20 min for a 20 min tour. Does involve flights of upstairs to Senate chambers. Don't miss west wing to see Declaration of Independence.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We spoke with the Rangers while inside and truly enjoyed the conversation. There was more history made in that single room than half of the country.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great part of our American history. Tour didn't take long at all and park rangers were very informative. Original chairs that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams sat in were very neat to see

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