Congress Hall
Congress Hall
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the nation's capital from 1790 to 1800.
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Address
Neighbourhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 8th St • 3 min walk
  • 8th St • 3 min walk
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ELKW
United States11,862 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
it must be ranger-led to tour this building , there is tour every 20 min, first come, first serve, max. 40 ppl, but the tour is not full, so easy to join, after entering the building, the ranger will ask us to sit on the seats, listen to him to talk for a while, we can also follow him to see the rooms on the second floor
Written 7 July 2023
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Bethany E
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Nice, free visit after 5pm of two rooms. Has always been on my list, did not disappoint. Come at 5 or just before to line up if you want the free tour.
Written 22 June 2023
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yazdragonfly
Ft. Lauderdale421 contributions
Apr 2023
Our expectations were much more that what is actually here. To begin with, you must pass a metal detector and have you items scanned. That is reasonable in a protected area, however, once you enter the "courtyard", there is little to no security. There are no gates, or fences, just low hanging chains, which are easy to step over., so the security screening is almost laughable. The tour itself, which must be reserved online for $1/person, takes about 15-20 minutes, and you are taken into the building and shown where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Some background is given and you get to see two rooms. Then you are rushed out without barely any time to take a few pictures. Not worth the wait time of approximately 20-30 minutes, or the $1. You must be a real history buff to enjoy this stop.
Written 19 May 2023
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Judy T
13 contributions
Mar 2023
The Congress Hall building is right next to Independence Hall and was a natural follow-up tour. It was interesting to see the committee rooms and the legislative and senate chambers.
Written 20 March 2023
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Linda P
Ballston Spa, NY409 contributions
Mar 2023
Next door to Independence Hall (and across the street from Liberty Bell), free tour of the building used while the White House was being built. Washington handed over the presidency to Adams there, world leaders came to see if it really would happen. Ranger led: artifacts, architecture and verbal history on tour.
Written 13 March 2023
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,680 contributions
Sep 2022
There are some stairs to climb and a bit of standing (and sitting) to hear the historical story of this building. We were the only two who showed up for this time slot so it was very nice.
Written 10 October 2022
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Subteach10
Asheville, NC366 contributions
Oct 2022
Great place to learn history and see authentic artifacts from American history. The guides are great to answer any of your questions.
Written 7 October 2022
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anderson213
Hannibal, MO808 contributions
Jul 2022
Short tour, but it had good information packed in it. I loved the story about how V.P. Adams had to ask politely for the president to leave the building. There's some interesting details within this tour.
Written 1 August 2022
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KrispyDonut
Centerville, UT89 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Booked in advance before we arrived in Philly. So glad we did because each day we were there the tour tickets were all reserved. It was free, but book in advance. Kids are young and they enjoyed learning about America’s historical roots. The Park Rangers were knowledgeable and answered all our questions.
Written 17 July 2022
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tenniseyeguy
new york158 contributions
Jun 2022
Thanks to the tour guide, Larry, we had an excellent visit to Congress Hall. He explained the history of the building with such ease and knowledge, that he brought the otherwise plain interior to life. This was a very good addition to the touring of Independence Hall.
Written 14 June 2022
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