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Carpenters' Hall

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 320 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Built in 1770 and used by a variety of political groups, Carpenter Hall was...

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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The colorful history of Carpenters' Hall

On a stroll through historic Philadelphia I came across Carpenters’ Hall at 320 Chestnut St. and was curious to find out whether Carpenters’ Hall really catered to a trade by this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Elisabeth B
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to the hall can tell how important the trade was at a point in history. The imagination, the training and the innovation that involved the building trade is amazing.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a stroll through historic Philadelphia I came across Carpenters’ Hall at 320 Chestnut St. and was curious to find out whether Carpenters’ Hall really catered to a trade by this name and, if so, where that name originated. I discovered that, like a cat, Carpenters’ Hall has had many lives since it opened in this lovely 2-story Georgian building... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is one of those places that doesn't get enough credit. While a great many important things happened in Independence Hall, Carpenter's Hall is where it all started. Talk of treason at night will all of the shutters bard. Make a quick stop here to help soak in the history of Revolution.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

I visited Carpenters' Hall in February 2017. It is an elegant building. Inside are a lot of items from the First Continental Congress, as well as many other things of historical significance. Carpenters' Hall is one of many historical sights that can be covered in a one-day self-guided walking tour of historical Philadelphia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

find out lots in what started the trade and lots more see the furniture and more in this all great 1776 union hall of days gone by by

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The meeting spot of the First Continental Congress. Would have liked to have seen more history regarding the people involved as well as the place itself. No strollers are allowed.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wow. This was all new to me. So much history in one building. You have to go and see it. This was part of the "Constitutional Walking Tour".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a beautiful colonial building that saw a whole bunch of early colonial history made here. A must-see for History buffs. Weird hours so check first. Worth the trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This small museum is well worth the visit. Here the first congress met and you see artifacts of the time. The docents are knowledgeable and friendly. No charge here but you can purchase some interesting gifts in their shop.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Nice little place to stop in quickly for a little bit of history. Free, but weird hours. Rounds out a visit to Independence Park nicely.

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