Visiting the New Hall Military Museum

Color photo of the exterior of the New Hall Military Museum, a two story red brick building, rectangular in shape with rows of windows flanked by cream shutters.
Learn more about the Continental Marines, Army, and Navy in this reconstructed building that once served as home to the War Department.

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New Hall is located in Carpenters' Court, on Chestnut Street between 3th and 4th Streets. The building sits next to Carpenters' Hall.


Hours and Fees
Through June 2019: Closed except for special events
December 8 - 9 (Army/Navy game weekend): Open 9am - 5pm

Admission is FREE.


No tickets are required to visit New Hall. Entrance is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Home to the War Department in the 1790s, the museum exhibits highlight the history of the Continental Army, Navy, and Marines. The first floor also houses a memorial that pays tribute to the members of the U.S. Marine Corps who lost their lives during World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. See a diorama of Tun Tavern, military flags, and more. The exhibits are self-guided, but a park ranger is available to answer questions.


The first floor of the site is wheelchair accessible through the use of a portable ramp. Please alert a park ranger at the Independence Visitor Center for assistance. Learn more about the accessibility services offered throughout the park on our website.


Images and Historical Information
Check out the photo gallery for images of the exhibit. Additional historical information is available on the park's website.


More to Explore Nearby
Carpenters' Hall (owned and operated by the Carpenters' Company)
Franklin Court

Last updated: November 13, 2018

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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


(215) 965-2305

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