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Congress Hall

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
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+1 215-965-2305
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building inside and out. Enjoyed the free tour of the space occupied by the early US House of Representatives and US Senate. Beautifully restored and maintained with quite a few period pieces. I was intrigued by the portraits of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette....More

Thank Phillip K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide here was nice and gave an in depth view of the hall. There are some nice rooms to see above the hall as well.

Thank Travelling_Choconut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not as many people visit Congress Hall. That is unfortunate, because it has the first Senate and first House of the first Congress. It has some of the original furniture and the guides are excellent. To sit in the same chamber where our national went...More

Thank Chuck C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have been studying early American history, this is a great place to visit. You see where the founding fathers worked out the beginning of The United States. It's very authentic. Our guide was good. It seemed a bit academic for me. I would...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Our guide was informative and friendly.Great to see where our first Congress met. Rather reassuring in this uncertain political time.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Easily overlooked, this is where Congress met from 1790-1800 when Philadelphia was the capital of the new nation. Major things happened here: origins of the two-party system; first peaceful transfer of power (Washington to Adams) - a BIG deal in western world; 3 new states...More

Thank John L W
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

While the building was interesting, the presentation style by our park ranger was very degrading and uninformative. We were rushed into seats and very flatly and firmly told to file all the way in and hurry up. Having a preteen daughter with anxiety struggles, this...More

1  Thank Jenni H
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I visited Congress Hall in February 2017. January and February are a great time to visit this area because it is not crowded and you can go right in. After the US constitution was signed next door in 1787, Philadelphia was the capital of the...More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Take this tour after the Independence Hall tour. This ranger led tour will show you where the first congress and first senate sat and debated, trying to figure out how to run the new country. Our guide really connected the beginning history of the country...More

Thank jediknight101
Reviewed 15 February 2017

You can get a tour time and thus enjoy a guided tour. There is plenty to do and see in this area. of an historic nature. Hard to believe all the buildings look just as I remember from the history books of my youth. Seeing...More

Thank Sandra W
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Margie S
I plan on visiting most all historical sites while in Philadelphia. I'd like to know about how long you'd suggest for each site. Also if we should do certain sites in certain orders. Independence hall National constitution center Liberty bell center Independence national hall park City hall Congress hall Ben franklin museum Betsy Ross house US mint
31 March 2017|
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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