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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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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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The Story of Us

Guide was excellent. Must see for all Americans. Glad we came and getting tickets was a breeze. Smile on every employee's face.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2012
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Panama City Beach FL
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

Guide was excellent. Must see for all Americans. Glad we came and getting tickets was a breeze. Smile on every employee's face.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Known to locals as Independence Hall, Congress Hall was where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution along with Bill of Rights were drafted, in part, and signed. It is Ground Zero for the establishment of the United States of America. Our French friends who went to visit with us were overwhelmed by the simplicity of the architecture and decor as... More 

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Branchville, New Jersey
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147 reviews 147 reviews
84 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This has as much historical significance as Independence Hall. It's a natural flow from that tour into Congress Hall, so I don't know why you would skip it. Our tour guide was knowledgable and great. Tour was about a half hour, so it's not even a long time.....plus it's FREE!

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Hollywood, Florida
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706 reviews 706 reviews
487 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This place is great to visit because of the history that it hold. Great to see and learn insteresting fact about USA history.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This is where it all began, our nations birth place. It used to be wide open and anyone could just walk in, but now you need tickets. It is easy to get them at the visitor center across the street. I highly recomend the Tour. So much history and not boring.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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111 reviews 111 reviews
42 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

This is where Congress met before moving to DC. The downstairs was the House of Representatives and upstairs was the Senate. It is beautiful and the tour offers a great deal of history about the first transfer of power by election, and other famous firsts. This is one of the best places to visit before or after visiting Independence Hall!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,154 reviews 1,154 reviews
544 attraction reviews
327 helpful votes 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Our park ranger/guide was excellent and very informative. This is truly where everything culminated. Yes, Independence Hall (The State House) is important and significant, but Congress Hall is the place where the details got hammered out in real time. Make sure you go!!!!! This is the "real" original capitol of the US.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Comgress Hall was part of the signing process of the Declaration of Independence. Great History lesson.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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220 reviews 220 reviews
47 attraction reviews
1,165 helpful votes 1,165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Unlike the Independence Hall visit, Congress Hall was dominated by a history lesson. I could tell that some of the younger kids were a bit lost. For my family and me, it was very worthwhile. The ranger talked for about 20 minutes on the role of Congress back in the 18th Century, the birth of our two party system, and... More 

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NJ/Philly area
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

This is my favorite place to bring my out of town friends - it's a huge piece of our history, and the preservation is wonderful. And there are nice places to eat in walking distance!

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