Congress Hall

Constructed between 1787 and 1789 as the Philadelphia County Court House, this building served as the meeting place of the U. S. Congress from 1790 -1800. The House of Representatives met on the main floor, while the Senate assembled upstairs. Among the historic events that took place here were the presidential inaugurations of George Washington (his second) and John Adams; the establishment of the First Bank of the United States, the Federal Mint, and the Department of the Navy; and the ratification of Jay's Treaty with England.

Congress Hall is adjacent to Independence Hall and is one block from the Liberty Bell. 


Open Daily
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tours available every 20 minutes.


Adults Free
Children Free


600 Chestnut Street
19106 Philadelphia , PA
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