Carpenters' Hall
Carpenters' Hall
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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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The area
Address
Neighborhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 5th St • 4 min walk
  • 2nd St • 5 min walk
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MeryMeCo
Galesburg, IL939 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
According to information, this is where the 1st Continental Congress met in 1774 and also where Pennsylvania declared itself independent from the British Empire. It is free and worth a stop of anyone interested in history.
Written May 9, 2024
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Jessie
Virginia223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Neat place, not very big, and free. Should definitely check it out if you're into the early history of the country! They have some good displays set up in the main space.
Written May 8, 2024
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK5,794 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We were wandering around Philly at night and passed by here when it was closed. It is located on Chestnut Street around the back of the the First Bank of the United States and is in a quiet garden, almost like someones house. It was a pretty building, especially lit up at night.
Written January 27, 2024
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Charles S
Northamptonshire, UK1,021 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Located in Independence National Historical Park just along from Independence Hall, this small two-storey brick building, with it's impressive architecture, is the official birthplace of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and was a key meeting place in the early U.S history, including continental congress and home of the philosophical society, it was also the location of the first U.S Bank. It is dedicated to the workers who constructed many of the urban city areas also serving as a location for the planning meetings.
Written October 2, 2023
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SunshineMountains226
Saint Louis, MO12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
It is a neat building and free to enter. There is a small gift shop and a few small displays. Not much to see inside, although air conditioned on hot day.
Written July 8, 2023
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Senioronabudget
Kent, WA944 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Limited information on the importance of the hall. Staff more interesting in selling things than informing visitors. If pressed for time, could iss.
Written October 29, 2021
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TFopinion
Pennsylvania665 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Cool stop while you’re in the area of Independence Hall. No charge admission gets you up close to another important landmark in our nation’s history. Pretty humbling to think you’re walking in the footsteps of some of our nation’s founders. As others have said, not a lot to see here (2nd floor closed) but neat checking out an important building that had a prominent role in our nations founding. Staff very nice. Good for nice pics outside and inside.
Written October 27, 2021
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jpete02
Lansing, MI887 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Worth a stop because it is free. Housed the first continental congress (the famous continental congress is the second) where they basically wrote a petition to the King explaining why they were aggrieved. King George III ignored this petition, which caused the second continental congress to meet in Independence Hall. There are a few exhibits explaining the history of the hall and a diorama showing how it was built. Takes 10 minutes tops.
Written October 8, 2021
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hrobinson1114
Nashville, TN5,826 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
Not a lot here. Small room with some postcards for sale. A few placards. Worth a breeze through just to say you've been there, where the first continental congress met. It's free, fast, and near other attractions, so why not?
Written October 3, 2021
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Stacy H
Tampa, FL102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
You won’t spend a ton of time here because it’s a small but interesting museum, but it’s worth checking out of you’re in the neighborhood. Best of all it’s FREE!
Written July 26, 2021
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