Hours and Fees
No tickets are required to visit Congress Hall. Entrance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Entrance to Congress Hall is by tour only. Tours begin every 15 minutes. Nine visitors are permitted on each tour. Visitors will see the chamber for the House of Representatives located on the first floor of the building.
The first floor of Congress Hall is accessible for those with mobility impairments. There is a photo album showing images of the upper floor for those not able to climb the stairs to the second floor. For those with hearing impairments, the "Birthplace of a Nation" pamphlet provides written information about the rooms shown on the tour. 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.
Last updated: October 14, 2020