Congress Hall

6th St. & Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106- Map It
(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. Note: Access requires visitors to pass through security screening.
Hours: Daily 9-5. Tours depart every 20 minutes. Closed Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.