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Philadelphia Sights

Carpenters' Hall

Updated 05/19/2011

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This handsome, patterned red-and-black brick building dating from 1770 was the headquarters of the Carpenters' Company, a guild founded to support carpenters, who were both builders and architects in this era, and to aid their families. In September 1774 the First Continental Congress convened here and addressed a declaration of rights and grievances to King George III. Today re-creations of Colonial settings include original Windsor chairs and candle sconces and displays

of 18th-century carpentry tools. The Carpenters' Company still owns and operates the building.

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Sight Information

Address:

320 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, USA

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215-925–0167

Website: www.nps.gov/inde

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Jan. and Feb., Wed.–Sun. 10–4; Mar.–Dec., Tues.–Sun. 10–4

Updated 05/19/2011

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Oct 19, 2008

Another nice historic building

Basically just another nice historic building to check out while touring this area. Not more of a standout than others in the vicinity, but worth a look-see.

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