Carpenters' Hall

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320 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA, USA - (215) 925-0167

Carpenters' Hall Philadelphia Reviews

WalterC WalterC
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A quick and hidden gem! Jun 26, 2016
Located in the historical area of Philly, Carpenters’ Hall is an old building that is operated by the Carpenters Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. This company is an association of not only carpenters, but also architects and engineers as well, that started back in 1724. And continues to own and operate the building to this day. It was also the site of the First Continental Congress in 1774.

Inside, there are good descriptions about the Carpenters and the First Continental Congress, along with displays of period furniture, old tools and a model of the building. And the inside is really nice to look at, as it does feel like a step back in time. And trying to imagine what it may been like during that First Continental Congress, which I wrote more about, in the blog.

Right by the New Hall Military Museum, and across the street from the Franklin Court entrance on Chestnut Street. So if you happen to be in the area, definitely check this hidden gem out. But don’t go out of your way, just to see this place only.

Admission is free, and can be seen quickly. So definitely not a waste, especially for the history buffs.
inside Carpenters' Hall
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