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Congress Hall

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6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-965-2305
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Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the nation's capital from 1790 to 1800.
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6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
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Reviewed 2 days ago

No tickets are required for this 20 minute tour, which is actually a short lecture while you are seated in Congress Hall, which served as the US place of business for 10 years or so. Be sure to take the time - as much as...More

Thank ANNAMARGARET B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth the wait. The Rangers are great at telling the story. The 5 men who crafted the Unanimous Declaration of Independence. The voting of 13 colonies. Brave men.! The bldg has held up well. To imagine what took place there, & the determination...More

Thank scott m
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is tour every 20 minutes. The first part of the tours takes place in the room where the congress met. You are sitting in the congressmen’s chairs and a National Park Service ranger gives a very interesting, entertaining, and informative talk for about 10...More

Thank Michelle F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very historic building that the Park Service has reconstructed / restored. The Rangers do a great job explaining the history to different audiences. I definitely recommend.

Thank RalphK328
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very near Liberty Bell, we walked through all the rooms at the seconds floor and were made to experience seating at the Congress Hall where there was a free talk from their guide.

Thank MLRQ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the NPS, it's where the House met in the early days. They debated on the same things we are concerned about today. The Bill of Rights was debated here as well. John Adams was inaugurated at this site. Do take time to listen...More

Thank farmgirllivinginco
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can do this tour while you're waiting to get into Independence Hall. It's air conditioned, and the guides make it very interesting!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful historical walking tour to include this site which held the first Continental Congress! So much history and so well preserved for our benefit. Loved every moment of our history tour.

Thank 2fridad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely place to visit- again full of american history with free guided tour to congress rooms- not rushed and spotlessly clean and well kept gardens . very enjoyable 1-2 hour visit

Thank 40cal40
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Philadelphia to see and understand history of American independence from 1776. We took an Empire Tours grey line bus through Viator. We sat in the Congress Hall, where this Ranger lady spoke about its iconic historical significance. We took photos of the...More

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Response from Helena L | Reviewed this property |
I would link Liberty Bell and Independance Hall as they are close by. It will depend upon the queue to access the sites but allow 30 mins and 60 mins respectively. The Constitution Centre is fantastic. 90-120 mins Ben... More
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