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Carpenters' Hall

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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
City Center East
+1 215-925-0167
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Below average trip. We arrived at approximately 12:30 pm and entered the building. There was a small, one room display set out for guests and visitors who were interested in learning about Carpenters' Hall. There were several informational plaques located throughout the room that provided...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank PartyTheNightAway
Reviewed July 3, 2019

Very interesting part of history. Nice exhibits. Staff was extremely nice. Building was very well preserved. It's off the beaten path, so I saw very few visitors there. Must not be on the school bus trip circuit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank E7575NSmikeg
Reviewed June 15, 2019

This hall is not open on Mondays. Entry is free. The hall contains some interesting explanatory boards which tell of the halls history in American independence. It is an attractive Georgian style building. Coming from the UK, I have seen many similar buildings. The City...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RossOrpington
Reviewed May 18, 2019

Not much to see but still holds an important place in the founding of America. Free to enter, see some woodworking tools then enter the main room. This is where the first congress met. You may not be able to sit in the original presidents...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed May 18, 2019

Little-known treasure from our early history. Just a few exhibits but the 2 volunteer "guides" were full of information and very informative.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank John F
Reviewed April 29, 2019

Okay, the best thing is that I had my only Ben Franklin sighting at this location. Opened the door and they he was! Thought great, Ben is my tour guide but alas no. The museum is free but I wish they had a docent on...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank laynielee
Reviewed April 15, 2019

I was expecting more, I was kinda of disappointed. This was where the 1st continental congress met. There is a few things to look at. It is located in the Independence Park.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed April 1, 2019

The building and it's history is interesting. It is free to enter and has been well maintained. There isn't a lot to see there, but it is worth going into .

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shari B
Reviewed March 28, 2019

Carpenter's Hall is free. It is small with some tools and examples of carpentry work. The building is pretty but not much to see.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank surfinginflorida
Reviewed March 22, 2019

We really wanted to see the Military Museum at New Hall but it was locked and we called into Carpenter's Hall to see if it would be open (not except in the high season). Carpenter's Hall is small and does not have a lot of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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