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Congress Hall: Tours & Tickets

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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 Centre East
+1 215-965-2305
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty cool to walk in the footsteps of the Congress (both Senate and House) in the early days of our country.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ShirleyWilloughbyOH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour & info provided by the park Ranger. Very interesting & historic . Part of the Independence Hall tour

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank U8357BEalisons
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Congress Hall is on the Independence Hall site. Join the queue for a tour led by a Park Ranger. As with the tour of the Independence Hall, the Park Ranger was very informative & humorous but respectful of the site and the history. Sit...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Maud180291
Reviewed 5 September 2019

Every American should tour this site while in Philly. Amazing history. This is where our country was founded.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 5 September 2019

I walk by here everyday for the past 20 years. Its fascinating and must check out or bring your lunch and eat in the park.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank baligirldenise
Reviewed 1 September 2019

We took a tour of the building with a park ranger who gave an excellent tour. It's interesting to see where our first Congress met and hear the buildings history. It's amazing to think that George Washington took his second oath of office here.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Anne P
Reviewed 30 August 2019

Congress Hall is a great side visit when going to see Independence Hall. Congress Hall is free to visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank gelli66
Reviewed 28 August 2019

This place is included in the Independence Hall visit: the Congress Hall is where George Washington and his colleagues met at the very beginning of the United State history. Good visit, we enjoyed a lot.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank giadarossa
Reviewed 28 August 2019

I enjoyed sitting in the room where our Founding Fathers sat and listening to the history of the building. I didn't know that Congress met there for the first 10 years, that Washington stepped down from the presidency and handed it over to John Adams...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JohnsGirl87
Reviewed 28 August 2019

Fun 20 minutes to tour building and listen to some history you may not know about signing of declaration of ind.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Margie S
1 April 2017|
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Response from jediknight101 | Reviewed this property |
The Betsy Ross house and the US Mint are both self guided tours, so you can set the pace. You can probably walk start to finish in 5 minutes at both of them, but I would recommend taking more time. I spent about an hour... More