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Carpenters' Hall: Tours & Tickets

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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 Centre East
+1 215-925-0167
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Across the way from the Independence Hall, this building plays its part in the independence story & includes some interesting artefacts. Include as part of a walking route around the area.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Maud180291
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's keep it simple on this one! The building is a very attractive one in a great setting. It is at the end of a side street lined with attractive brick "cottages" that frame the building when you turn the corner. It is really eye...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

This is a tough one to review. From a historical point of view, it is a 5 star because this is where the First continental congress met so it is an important part of US history. From a things to see point of view though...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 318raymonds
Reviewed 24 August 2019

Everyone knows about the Second Continental Congress that signed the Declaration at Independence Hall, but no one ever talks about the FIRST Continental Congress. That one was, of course, super important, because it was the first time the 13 Colonies got together (well, as many...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank katsusanna
Reviewed 10 August 2019

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 3 July 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 15 June 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 18 May 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 18 May 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 29 April 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
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