Hours and Fees
No tickets are required to visit Congress Hall. From March through December, entrance is by prorgram only, on a first-come, first-served basis. Explore at your own pace in January and February.
From March through December, entrance is by program only, first-come, first-served. Programs begin every 20 minutes and run about 15-20 minutes. The House of Representatives chamber is located on the first floor of the building. The Senate chamber is on the second floor (currently closed for maintenance).
Explore at your own pace in January and February.
The first floor of Congress Hall is accessible for those with mobility impairments. For those with hearing impairments, the "Birthplace of a Nation" pamphlet provides written information about the rooms shown on the tour and assistive listening devices are available. An audio description tour is available upon request. Learn more about the accessibility services offered throughout the park on our website.
Visitors must pass through a security screening area to visit the buildings on Independence Square, including Congress Hall. The screening area is located adjacent to Old City Hall, near the corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets. To maximize your visit to the park, and minimize your security screening time, the park recommends that you bring only small bags, if necessary. The fewer items you have to be checked, the more time you will have to enjoy the buildings on Independence Square. No weapons, pepper spray, or pocket knives are permitted through security.
Images and Historical Information
Check out the images and video of Congress Hall below. Additional information about Congress Hall is available on our website.
Last updated: September 4, 2023