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Congress Hall, Philadelphia

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Congress Hall is a building near the intersection of Chestnut and 6th Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that served as the seat of the United States Congress from December 6, 1790 to May 14, 1800. During Congress Hall's duration as the capitol of the United States, the country admitted three new states, Vermont, Kentucky, and Tennessee; ratified the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution; and oversaw the Presidential inaugurations of both George Washington (his second) and John Adams.Congress Hall was restored throughout the 20th century to its original appearance in 1796. The building is now managed by the National Park Service within the Independence National Historical Park and is open for tours by the public. Congress Hall should not be confused with Independence Hall, which is located next door.
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  • I visited Congress Hall in February 2017. January and February are a great time to visit this area because it is not crowded and you can go right in. After the US constitution was signed next door in ...  more »
  • Take this tour after the Independence Hall tour. This ranger led tour will show you where the first congress and first senate sat and debated, trying to figure out how to run the new country. Our guid...  more »
  • You can get a tour time and thus enjoy a guided tour. There is plenty to do and see in this area. of an historic nature. Hard to believe all the buildings look just as I remember from the history book...  more »