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Carpenters' Hall

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Address: 320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2708
Phone Number: 215/925-0167
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Built in 1770 and used by a variety of political groups, Carpenter Hall was...

Built in 1770 and used by a variety of political groups, Carpenter Hall was used as a hospital and arsenal during the Revolutionary War.

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Another nice historical stop in Philly

This is a one-room display, but lots of history happened here. I noticed that most people tend to hit the highlights (Liberty Bell & Independence Hall), but don't continue on to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DanaJ0
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Marion, Indiana
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Lincoln Park, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This small museum is well worth the visit. Here the first congress met and you see artifacts of the time. The docents are knowledgeable and friendly. No charge here but you can purchase some interesting gifts in their shop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little place to stop in quickly for a little bit of history. Free, but weird hours. Rounds out a visit to Independence Park nicely.

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Marion, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a one-room display, but lots of history happened here. I noticed that most people tend to hit the highlights (Liberty Bell & Independence Hall), but don't continue on to the other sites. If you're looking for history, keep going! The docent here was very helpful and personable. Worth a stop.

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband loves history and this was part of the self guided walking tour. It is just a big room with artifacts around it and it is interesting. Quick to walk in to.

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Springville, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent about 30 minutes here looking at the exhibits. The workers were very helpful in assisting us with information on other sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

This was a nice stop and informative. There are workers there to answer questions. Carpenters Hall is seperately owned according to them and not part of the NPS proper but they are doing a great job. Nice little gift shop inside. One of the nice ladies directed me to the post office to get a great Ben Franklin postmark in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Stopped in at Carpenter's Hall today...another free attraction that's well worth seeing. There's a lot of history at this site. It was built between 1770 and 1774 and the first continental congress met here in 1774. There's a great model of the construction of building.

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Fredonia, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

This is free.Quite charming.Historical displays about building materials.Air conditioned,Friendly staff.Great place to buy post cards

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Rogers, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We went in this as it was on our way from our hotel to Independence Hall. The lady who works at the souvenir desk is very pleasant, and there was a Parks Guide inside who was very friendly, too. I just really didn't think there was too much to see here.

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White Plains, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely gem on chestnut street - the lady who volunteers there is very knowledgeable, welcoming & has fascinating obscure info to share. We took a 30 min break to enjoy the air conditioning & wound up gaining more insights to colonial Philadelphia. Note the details on the walk up to the building - suitable for horse &... More 

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