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New Hall Military Museum

The New Hall Military Museum is currently closed. The building will be open from 12 noon to 5 p.m. daily from June 28 - September 1.


New Hall Military Museum

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The museum is located in Carpenters' Court, along Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. This building is a reconstruction of the one constructed by the Carpenters' Company in 1791 and originally used to house the office of the first Secretary of War, Henry Knox, and his staff. The building currently houses exhibits highlighting the founding of the United States Marine Corps and the Army and Navy Departments from the American Revolution through the last decades of the 18th century.

Did You Know?

Photo of NPS staff with visitors at Declaration House

Thomas Jefferson wrote the rough draft of the Declaration in only a few days? He spent a period of two weeks refining it and even gave a copy to John Adams and Benjamin Franklin for their review.