Carpenters' Hall

Virtual History Tour of Carpenters' Hall

Carpenters' Hall facade


Through this doorway have walked the greats of early America. Franklin... Washington... Patrick Henry... Alexander Hamilton... John and Samuel Adams to name a few. In the past two centuries visitors by the hundreds of thousands — Presidents, Governors and other public officials, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, and most importantly, school children and tourists from here and abroad — have crossed this threshold to history. Why do they come? To see the place, and perhaps capture some of the spirit, of colonial delegates who began here the task of inventing the largest popular democracy the world has yet seen.


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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