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Carpenters' Hall

  • 320 Chestnut St. Map It
  • Old City

Published 02/01/2016

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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.

Sight Information


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

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Sight Details:

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

Published 02/01/2016


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