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Carpenters' Hall

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Address: 320 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: +1 215-925-0167
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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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So much history

Wow. This was all new to me. So much history in one building. You have to go and see it. This was part of the "Constitutional Walking Tour".

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 19, 2016
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meeting spot of the First Continental Congress. Would have liked to have seen more history regarding the people involved as well as the place itself. No strollers are allowed.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Wow. This was all new to me. So much history in one building. You have to go and see it. This was part of the "Constitutional Walking Tour".

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Thank Byt0wn
Liverpool, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This is a beautiful colonial building that saw a whole bunch of early colonial history made here. A must-see for History buffs. Weird hours so check first. Worth the trip!

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Lincoln Park, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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