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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
City Centre East
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Neat information, displays and house. Construction kept us limited to the one building, but it was like a teeny museum. The Woman There was so friendly and helpful. She told us all kinds of 0kaces to go and showed us on a map from there....More

Thank C S
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

I really enjoyed my visit here and I was surprised to discover this is the historic landmark of the First Continental Congress of the USA. Entrance is free and all staff are very knowledgeable and enjoy giving out historic pointers. Very open, they let you...More

Thank MrMoreLight
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Another good stop, maybe better than others. Had a great gift shop and we bought a lot of things from there. The woman working there gave us lots of information on the hall, what happened outside the hall and its current history. She also gave...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Carpenter's Hall has been continuously owned and operated by the Carpenters Company of the City and County of Philadelphia and is the oldest craft guild in America since 1770. Exhibits guide you from the Carpenters founding in 1724, its history of architectural innovation, and excellence,...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

A beautiful building but a little less known than Independence Hall. Nonetheless it is as important as Independence Hall. This is where the First Continental Congress sat in 1774. This is where the colonies pledged support to each other against Great Britain. Not to be...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

A lovely venue in The City. I was a guest here of a very good friend, the surroundings are lovely as you might expect in a City Livery Hall. The food could have been better, particulary when the lunch was for The Butchers! The venison...More

1  Thank Norman H
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

For those interested in American history this is a worthwhile visit. A little known gem. If you get a knowledgeable docent like Rich who was there the day I visited, the history comes to life.

Thank Natesh
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Philadelphia is an amazing city where you come across so many buildings that featured in the founding of our country.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We took two separate walking tours and both came to visit here because of the importance that Carpenters’ Hall holds in the history of America. It was amazing to be standing where our founders held the second Continental Congress- very inspiring.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Probably one of the most historic buildings that does not get as much attention as the Liberty Bell or Independence Hall. But to think what went on in Carpenters' Hall is pretty neat. I am reading Chernow's Hamilton so it was even more meaningful to...More

Thank susan T
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