Congress Hall

Old City/Historic District

6th and Chestnut streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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(215) 965-2305


Between 1790 and 1800, Philadelphia served as the capital of the United States. The House of Representatives and Senate met here at Congress Hall. This building was the site of George Washington’s second inauguration, and the transfer of power to John Adams as second president.

Walking Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 0.11 miles
Walking Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 1.11 miles
Walking Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 0.54 miles

  • Hours Sun: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Hours Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Hours Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Hours Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Hours Thurs: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Hours Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Hours Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm

6th and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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