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Congress Hall

Address: 6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
Phone Number: 215 965 2305
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
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Ranked #59 of 550 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the nation's capital from 1790 to 1800.
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Denver, Colorado
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Congress Hall is right next door to the Independence Hall and since you’ve already gone through security it should be explored too. This was where the Legislative branch of our government conducted business while the capitol was being built in Washington D.C. When I arrived through the door and was on the 1st floor, the House of Representatives, there was... More 

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Rhode Island
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224 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Don't miss this as it is literally next door to Independence Hall and they do offer Ranger led tours. Shortly after the signing of the Declaration of Independence this building became the meeting site for the first US Congress with the House of Rep. occupying the first floor and the US Senate on the second floor. The first floor room... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We went in January and after the tour/presentation of Independence Hall, we just popped into this building (no tours running as far as we saw). Lots of open space. Nothing overly interesting, but worth checking it out since it's right next door to Independence Hall.

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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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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USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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187 helpful votes 187 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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134 helpful votes 134 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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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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