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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 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carpenters Hall is an 18th Century building set back from the road on Chestnut Street, and is based on Georgian designs from Scottish town halls. The Carpenters Company is the oldest craft guild and Carpenters Hall was a key meeting place in the early history...More

Thank mikesierra
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carpenter's Hall is open to the public Tuesday-Sunday from 10 AM to 4:00 PM and is admission free. It has been continuously owned and operated by The Carpenter's Company of the City & County of Philadelphia, the oldest craft guild in America since 1770. This...More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building, originally constructed by highly skilled members of the local carpenter's guild is beautiful in proportion and very compelling inside and out. It had a serious role in our history as the location of early meetings of the Continental Congress. A must see.

Thank Phillip K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The footprint of Philadelphia’s high-rises is growing ever larger and during a recent visit to Carpenters’ Hall I was curious how 18th and 19th century Philadelphians built their homes and places of commerce and civic engagement. The Carpenters’ Company looms large here, and it is...More

Thank Elisabeth B
Reviewed 7 May 2017

A good example of colonial architecture, Carpenter's Hall hosted the Continental Congress and the Library Company of Philadelphia. Benjamin Franklin supposed had a office here. The exhibits are simplest informative. Apparently the building is still in quarterly use, sometimes as a courtroom.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

A very important building in the Independence Movement. A nice hall but very little there, just a few information panels. The building is still in use quarterly.

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We spent a delightful half hour in this building, sometimes used as a courtroom. Well worth the effort!

Thank John L
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Carpenters' hall is fascinating. There were the carpenters that built Philadelphia. The hall was used by many early American groups - the First Continental Congress, the Library Company of Philadelphia (Ben franklin had an office here) A lot of revolutionary era activity took place here....More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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.

Thank Gopinath P
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