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Address: 6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: +1 215-965-2305

Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the nation's...

Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the nation's capital from 1790 to 1800.

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Occupies A Huge Space In American History

This really is a must do site. The hall was the Capitol of the United States between 1790 and 1800 and during that time it saw the inauguration of George Washington's second term... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is a must do site. The hall was the Capitol of the United States between 1790 and 1800 and during that time it saw the inauguration of George Washington's second term and the inauguration also of John Adams. Access is by guided tour by one of the Rangers and takes about twenty minutes. Very entertaining and informative. You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has one of the 26 original constitutions that was printed and read to the public way back when.. It's very interesting the history that way back when 13 colonies where around .. Tours are like every 20 min. You did not need a ticket to go on this tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Congress Hall is in the same area as Independece Hall. A timed ticket is not needed. Our guide was outstanding , relating history to today's political environment. The tour does involve climbing steep stairs. If,you are unable to climb the stairs , you can wait on the lower level.

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Liverpool, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This is right next to Independence Hall and is definitely worth the time and effort to see. Stairs may be a problem for some but it is our history at it's best

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

here is where the house and senate met when Philadelphia was the capital. touch/use the railing that Washington and Jefferson touched.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Congress Hall was the Capitol Building of the United States from late 1790 until mid 1800. The rooms have been restored to show the House of Representatives and upstairs was the Senate. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights were ratified in this building. It has lovely carpets and motifs in the Senate area with Roman inferences such as Eagles,... More 

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Marion, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This stop compliments a tour of Independence Hall--continues the story. The tour guide was knowledgeable & helpful. Large portraits of Marie Antoinette & King Louis, & the accompanying story are interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We got admission tickets to this building at the visitors center. We sat and listened to a short tour of the building as we were able to see the famous Chair and to see where congress was held the first couple of years. The architecture original but the furniture is mostly reproduction. Great place to see if it's raining outside

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The ticket gets you in these buildings. Well worth the wait you get to see our founding fathers and the building that made our history. If you are a history buff you will like coming to this place. Alot of history on this block.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

This tour was the surprise of Philadelphia and should be a must for lovers of history. While Independence Hall is well known, Congress Hall has a huge amount of history as well and found this tour more involving and engaging. Sitting in the (reproduction of the) chairs of the congress and seeing where the fathers of the nation first worked... More 

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