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Congress Hall

6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215 965 2305
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Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Colonial...
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Ranked #39 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the nation's capital from 1790 to 1800.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Went with family and pre teens. Everyone enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was highly knowledgeable! Captured a good part of history & learned a few new things!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a must see for all Americans. So near to Independance Hall and the Liberty Bell. The horse and carriage historical ride is really nice !!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Not as impressive as Independence Hall, but it is worth a visit. The park ranger in charge of our tour was not that great. No tickets are needed, unlike Independence Hall.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Neat old Congress building. This is worth going in to. There is no charge. It is right next to Independence Hall.

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Dublin, Ireland
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178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Congress Hall is located just beside Independence Hall, within the security perimeter, and is more than worth a visit - there's a display board outside, telling you when the next conducted Tour will take place. As with Independence Hall, our Guide was a Park Ranger - he was reasonably good, but perhaps not quite up to the standard we had... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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207 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It's a very historical building and much smaller than I expected. I enjoyed seeing it and the things around it. The tour was not that crowded. It was a interesting use of limited time.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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225 reviews 225 reviews
186 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

To be able to enter this building you have to take the free tour that goes off every 30 minutes. The presentation take about 15 minutes. Once the presentation by a ranger is done, you are free to go up to the second level and explore the rest of the house. The ranger is still available to answer your questions.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Went here after touring the Independence Hall and here is where the Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the nation's capital from 1790 to 1800. I was impressed to see this.

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Peoria, Arizona
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There is a free presentation every 30 minutes or so. The park ranger provides lots of interesting history. After the presentation, he guided us with our group through the upstairs area and provided even more detail...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I visited Congress Hall while walking through the historical section of Philadelphia. Independence Hall (seen from the Liberty Bell) is flanked on the right by Congress Hall. The newly formed United States Congress occupied Congress Hall when Philadelphia was the capital of the United States from 1790-1800. Congress Hall has been restored to the way it looked... More 

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