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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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  • While just another building it is often overlooked because of the nearby Independence Hall. However, the NPS Rangers really make this place and we spent 30minutes talking to them about the first senat...  more »
  • After visiting Independence Hall, we joined the 20 minutes tour of the next historical landmark, Congress Hall. It was the seat of the United States Congress from December 6, 1790 to May 14, 1800 and ...  more »
  • One of my favourite historical attractions in the USA! So much history and fantastic and interesting tours. All free!