Carpenters' Hall

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Ben Franklin outside Carpenters' Hall.


Welcome to Carpenters' Hall!

This is the story of a historic building. It has seen hundreds of years and millions of people including some very famous ones like Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. Inside its walls were America's first bank robbery and also America's first spies. Here was the first meetingplace of the 13 colonies which became the United States.


Carpenters' Hall, 320 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Open free to the public daily, except Mondays (and Tuesdays in Jan. and Feb.), from 10am-4pm

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