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“Worth some time to see”
Review of Congress Hall

Congress Hall
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US$19.00*
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
Ranked #55 of 463 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the nation's capital from 1790 to 1800.
Reviewed 1 January 2014

We took the 20 minute tour of Congress hall. There are no tickets for this attraction, however we only waited about 5 minutes to get in. We were all seated in the House of Representatives and the ranger stood in the middle and gave an animated accounting of the building's history. The second part of the tour was upstairs in the Senate. This part was a little shorter and we had to stand. We also got to look in into some of the offices while we were upstairs. This tour is definitely worth your time.

1  Thank 1Jaybee1
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Some people are so focused on Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell that they overlook other important things to see, like Congress Hall. Don't miss seeing this and learning about how it serves to complete the picture of our nation's start.

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

I loved this reminder of how our country began and the people that were involved. You almost feel like you are back in time! And it was totally free!

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Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

Congress hall was the first national capital building. Here four presidents were sworn in at least once, three states were designated (VT, KY, and TN), and what the first congress and Senate first met for ten years before moving to DC.

We had conveniently just finished touring independence hall when the tour guide informed us there would be a tour in ten minutes. Glad we did! The hall was very interesting, the guide (his name was Larry) was very informative and worked towards teaching the kids and getting them involved. Great stop on Philadelphia tour and another important piece of American history.

Thank Christopher D
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

This was an added bonus for us. It is within the security area for independence hall. The guide was very informative and interesting. Make this a must see if going to independence hall.

Thank mmccauley2006
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