Congress Hall

Color photo of the Senate chamber, with two rows of wooden desks facing a single chair on a raised dais that sits in front of large windows.
The U.S. Senate met on the second floor of Congress Hall, while the House of Representatives sat in the larger room below.

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    Explore the home to the U.S. Congress from 1790 to 1800, when Philadelphia served as the temporary capital of the United States.

    Last updated: April 3, 2023

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    143 S. 3rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106



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