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Carpenters' Hall

320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2708
+1 215-925-0167
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Built in 1770 and used by a variety of political groups, Carpenter Hall was used as a hospital and arsenal during the Revolutionary War.
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320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2708
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+1 215-925-0167
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to the Museum of the American Revolution (it's a stone's-throw away), and are very glad we did. Lovely building and room, with ample, interesting and well-organized information. Take 20 minutes and enjoy what this has to offer.

Thank worldexplorer0820
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This is where the patriots gathered BEFORE meeting in Independence Hall. The shutters were closed in the summer heat as they met secretly. This is where Ben Franklin and others secretly met with the first French contacts about French support for the American Revolution. The...More

Thank Greenvilledan
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We were met by a lady docent who was very clear and concise in her knowledge of the history. The building has recently undergone renovation and there is now a model of the construction. It is a tradition to welcome people here free of charge....More

Thank Burcottguy
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Not much in the building itself, but worth a stop in to view this historic site and memorabilia. Also serves as somewhat of a visitor's center (someone is there to answer questions and give out material, discount coupons, etc.). Also holds a gift shop. Outside...More

Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Most folks would walk by this historical site and not note its significance. The building, erected between 1770 and 1774 by the Carpenters' Company, was a guild dedicated to improving the skills of the members. The First Continental Congress met here in 1774. The photographer...More

Thank FredPurdue
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Was expecting a bit more, but still very cool to stand where such historical events took place. Do the reading from the Visitors Center and reflect on the events that took place here. The exterior of the building was lovely, the inside a little bare....More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Two years before our Independence was proclaimed this was the meeting place for the First Continental Congress to air the grievances against the a British and debate what courses of action to ultimately take against the Crown. Only a few steps from Independence Hall but...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Site our founding meet regularly to discuss independence. Easy walk from liberty bell and independence hall.

Thank John C
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

My kids, 9 and 12, and I stopped here for a few minutes. It was definitely interesting to learn the history associated with this building and always interesting to see architecture from the 18th century. Worth a stop if in the area.

Thank Rex H
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Despite the obvious historical value of Carpenter 's Hall , the exhibit & staff were underwhelming. It's a shame, because people travel from all over the world to see it & are greeted by someone who is dressed in a costume, telling people he will...More

Thank Lccolumbus
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