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Carpenters' Hall

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320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2708
+1 215-925-0167
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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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320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2708
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+1 215-925-0167
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much in the building itself, but worth a stop in to view this historic site and memorabilia. Also serves as somewhat of a visitor's center (someone is there to answer questions and give out material, discount coupons, etc.). Also holds a gift shop. Outside...More

Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed July 14, 2017

Most folks would walk by this historical site and not note its significance. The building, erected between 1770 and 1774 by the Carpenters' Company, was a guild dedicated to improving the skills of the members. The First Continental Congress met here in 1774. The photographer...More

Thank FredPurdue
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Was expecting a bit more, but still very cool to stand where such historical events took place. Do the reading from the Visitors Center and reflect on the events that took place here. The exterior of the building was lovely, the inside a little bare....More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Two years before our Independence was proclaimed this was the meeting place for the First Continental Congress to air the grievances against the a British and debate what courses of action to ultimately take against the Crown. Only a few steps from Independence Hall but...More

Thank David O
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Site our founding meet regularly to discuss independence. Easy walk from liberty bell and independence hall.

Thank John C
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

My kids, 9 and 12, and I stopped here for a few minutes. It was definitely interesting to learn the history associated with this building and always interesting to see architecture from the 18th century. Worth a stop if in the area.

Thank Rex H
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Despite the obvious historical value of Carpenter 's Hall , the exhibit & staff were underwhelming. It's a shame, because people travel from all over the world to see it & are greeted by someone who is dressed in a costume, telling people he will...More

Thank Lccolumbus
Reviewed June 16, 2017

Carpenters Hall is an 18th Century building set back from the road on Chestnut Street, and is based on Georgian designs from Scottish town halls. The Carpenters Company is the oldest craft guild and Carpenters Hall was a key meeting place in the early history...More

Thank mikesierra
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Carpenter's Hall is open to the public Tuesday-Sunday from 10 AM to 4:00 PM and is admission free. It has been continuously owned and operated by The Carpenter's Company of the City & County of Philadelphia, the oldest craft guild in America since 1770. This...More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

This building, originally constructed by highly skilled members of the local carpenter's guild is beautiful in proportion and very compelling inside and out. It had a serious role in our history as the location of early meetings of the Continental Congress. A must see.

Thank Phillip K
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