Carpenters' Hall

Carpenters’ Hall

Carpenters' Hall is a treasure in historic Philadelphia. It hosted the First Continental Congress in 1774 and was home to Franklin's Library Company, The American Philosophical Society, and the First and Second Banks of the United States.

Today, Carpenters' Hall is open to the public and welcomes over 150,000 world-wide visitors to this wonderful Georgian building.

Set humbly back from Chestnut Street, the Hall has been continuously owned and operated by The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia, the oldest trade guild in America, since 1770. Today it is also part of Independence National Historical Park.

Summer 2016 at Carpenters' Hall

  • Meet the Makers of American History! Speak with First Secretary of War, Henry Knox and Patrick Lyon, wrongfully accused of the first American Bank Robbery. Wednesdays and Saturdays this summer. Click to download more information.
  • Carpenters’ Hall has a Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Bench! Storytellers are there from Memorial Day to Labor day. Click for hours and details.

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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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