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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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  • This really is a must do site. The hall was the Capitol of the United States between 1790 and 1800 and during that time it saw the inauguration of George Washington's second term and the inauguration ...  more »
  • Where was signed the Constitution and also the American independence. Unique historical importance. Must go to those who like the American history and want to experience it a little.
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  • This place has one of the 26 original constitutions that was printed and read to the public way back when.. It's very interesting the history that way back when 13 colonies where around .. Tours are l...  more »