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Congress Hall

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Address: 6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215 965 2305
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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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A great tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did this 20 minute tour after visiting Independence Hall and thoroughly enjoyed it. We got to see the old meeting rooms for the House and the Senate. Many people overlook Congress Hall after the main attraction and really miss out on a great tour.

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Thank Andrew B
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We wend on a guided tour with Richard and he was an excellent tour guide but the dissapointing part was when we went to the Old Congress building and the guide to show us threw and explain was in plain words bombastic. It showed he had no time for foreigners. He appeared to be he did not want to be... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After your visit to Independence Hall, be sure to get in line for the Congress Hall tour. It is a quick tour right inside the secure perimeter of the NPS and offers great pictures of Congress' meeting place from 1790-1800. Do not be discouraged by a long line, they take 75 folks at a time.

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Thank Michael Z
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked tickets for this in advance and the tour lasts about 30 mins. The Park Ranger was very informative and being British we learnt a lot about Independence for America. The Ranger was able to have a joke about us being the only British people in the party! But George 3rd was mad...right?

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think most of the photos I posted here were of Independence Hall, but it is all connected. Another view into the earliest days of our government, with the rooms all done out in the "period furniture" of the day. The rangers who conduct the tours are superb, and can answer almost any questions. This is a great tour on... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The original site of congress, a guide gives an excellent account of the historical significance and timeline of American congress. He entertains while speaking of the people & events. A well kept historical site.

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Thank Rosemary F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see. Served as the seat of the US Congress from December 6, 1790 to May 14, 1800. During Congress Hall's duration as the capitol of the US, the country admitted three new states, Vermont, Kentucky, and Tennessee; ratified the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution; and oversaw the Presidential inaugurations of both George Washington (his second)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shortly after touring Independence Hall, I walked over to Congress Hall and found a tour guide standing at the entrance preparing to begin a tour. The knowledgeable guide gave us a nice talk in the first floor room of the building where the U.S. House of Representatives met, then took us upstairs where the U.S. Senate met and provided us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of the must see in Philadelphia. Congress Hall and the knowledgeable docents make this very educational.

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