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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 31 December 2017

As a history nerd; it was overwhelming to be in the space where our country was conceived. Wow, there is absolutely no reason to not participate with the no-cost tour. All it requires is a no-cost ticket reservation. Tour guides were informative and friendly.

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

A visit to Philly wouldn’t be complete without visiting the original home of the U.S. Congress back when Philly was our capital. The free tour allows you to see first hand a very important American landmark. Down stairs (lower house) was where the U.S. House...More

Thank Floydova
Reviewed 12 November 2017

While you need a free ticket (available at the Visitor's Center) to tour Independence Hall, there is a great tour at Congress Hall and no ticket is required. This building is the site of both the House of Representatives and the Senate dating from the...More

Thank RandyRoss
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Here in Philadelphia you can not miss the visit to this story-filled building, where everything begins for the United States. What an experiance to see the Declaration of Independence Live !!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Congress Hall is located right next door to Independence Hall, so it's definitely worth a visit if you're in that area. Congress Hall is where the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives meet before the nation's capital was moved to Washington D.C. A...More

Thank LenaHull
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This tour requires no tickets or reservations. It is right next door to independence hall. The tour is longer and more extensive than the one you need tickets for in Independence Hall. As our ranger said, that building was the 'Big Idea' building, but Congress...More

Thank Theresa C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Adjacent to Independence Hall, Congress Hall is open to escorted groups only. You stand in line and they admit about 30+ people at a time. The next group will be admitted about 20 minutes later. You spend the first 12-15 minutes downstairs and then another...More

Thank Lyndy B
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Didn't have time to go inside, but the building itself was quite nice. It's located near the bell so you'll see it if visiting.

Thank JasonDoz
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Walking around in the footsteps of history while visiting Independence Hall. Free Timed Tickets are available first come first serve, but also on the Web in advance with a small processing fee. Amazing to be where America began

Thank Tom0874
Reviewed 13 June 2017 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
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Margie S
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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