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Carpenters' Hall

320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2708
+1 215-925-0167
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320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2708
City Center East
+1 215-925-0167
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good example of colonial architecture, Carpenter's Hall hosted the Continental Congress and the Library Company of Philadelphia. Benjamin Franklin supposed had a office here. The exhibits are simplest informative. Apparently the building is still in quarterly use, sometimes as a courtroom.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very important building in the Independence Movement. A nice hall but very little there, just a few information panels. The building is still in use quarterly.

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a delightful half hour in this building, sometimes used as a courtroom. Well worth the effort!

Thank John L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Carpenters' hall is fascinating. There were the carpenters that built Philadelphia. The hall was used by many early American groups - the First Continental Congress, the Library Company of Philadelphia (Ben franklin had an office here) A lot of revolutionary era activity took place here....More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 24 February 2017

A visit to the hall can tell how important the trade was at a point in history. The imagination, the training and the innovation that involved the building trade is amazing.

Thank Gopinath P
Reviewed 23 February 2017

On a stroll through historic Philadelphia I came across Carpenters’ Hall at 320 Chestnut St. and was curious to find out whether Carpenters’ Hall really catered to a trade by this name and, if so, where that name originated. I discovered that, like a cat,...More

Thank Elisabeth B
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is one of those places that doesn't get enough credit. While a great many important things happened in Independence Hall, Carpenter's Hall is where it all started. Talk of treason at night will all of the shutters bard. Make a quick stop here to...More

Thank jediknight101
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I visited Carpenters' Hall in February 2017. It is an elegant building. Inside are a lot of items from the First Continental Congress, as well as many other things of historical significance. Carpenters' Hall is one of many historical sights that can be covered in...More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 20 December 2016

find out lots in what started the trade and lots more see the furniture and more in this all great 1776 union hall of days gone by by

Thank thomas p
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The meeting spot of the First Continental Congress. Would have liked to have seen more history regarding the people involved as well as the place itself. No strollers are allowed.

Thank Denton B
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