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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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Dallas, Texas
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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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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 602 helpful votes
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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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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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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