Congress Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106| Map |
When visiting Independence Hall in Philadelphia, don’t forget to check out Congress Hall as well. Oddly, because of its importance in U.S. history, Congress Hall is one of the most overlooked sites in Philadelphia. Congress Hall was the original home of the US Congress, back when Philadelphia was the nation's capital. It’s the nation’s birthplace, where the basis of our democratic system was established. The Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights were drafted and signed here, inspiring the ideals of freedom and human rights around the world. The simple, dignified architecture of Congress Hall is a fitting setting for thinking about the important events that happened here, and the free hour-long tour is informative and yes, entertaining. Tickets are free but required, and they can be picked up at the visitors center across the street. There are plenty of dining choices right in the area, so it’s convenient to spend an afternoon or a day exploring Congress Hall and the other historic sites nearby. Congress Hall is an easy attraction to add to a family’s vacation itinerary, and so worth a visit.
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There's a lot of talking and history to be absorbed, may be better for older children.
Address: 6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106| Map
Phone: 215 965 2305
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 5 pm More Info
Price: Free More Info