Congress Hall

6th St. & Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106- Map It
Phone: (215) 965-2305

AAA Editor Notes

Congress Hall, 6th and Chestnut sts. within Independence National Historical Park, was built 1787-89 as the Philadelphia County Court House but was occupied by the U.S. Congress 1790-1800 until Congress was moved to Washington, D.C. On the first floor is the chamber of the House of Representatives; the second floor contains the elaborate chamber of the Senate and various committee rooms. The hall was the setting for the inaugurations of George Washington (his second) and John Adams.</br>Note: Access requires visitors to pass through security screening.</br>Guided tours are available.</br>
Station: 5th
Hours: Daily 9-5. Guided tours depart every 20 to 30 minutes, Mar.-Dec.; self-guiding tours (rangers are available to answer questions) are available rest of year. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.