Welcome to Carpenters' Hall of Philadelphia

Carpenters' Hall is a treasure in historic Philadelphia. It hosted the First Continental Congress in 1774 and was home to Franklin's Library Company, The American Philosophical Society, and the First and Second Banks of the United States.


THE Carpenters' CoMPANY

Set humbly back from Chestnut Street, the Hall has been continuously owned and operated by The Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia, the oldest trade guild in America, since 1770. 


RENT THE HALL

Carpenters' Hall can accommodate events for up to 125 guests. The Hall is open to the public from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday and cannot be rented during those hours.


OPEN to THE PUBLIC

Today, Carpenters' Hall is free to the public and welcomes over 150,000 world-wide visitors to this wonderful Georgian building. Admission has been complimentary since 1857, when it became the first privately owned American building to be opened as a historic monument.

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Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
— Benjamin Franklin
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ANNUAL CARPENTERS’ CUP INVITATIONAL GOLF OUTING

The 2nd Annual Carpenters’ Cup Golf Tournament will be this July 19th, 2017 at Sunnybrook Golf Club. Dinner & Awards Ceremony to follow, all to benefit The Carpenters’ Company Scholarship Fund established in the year 2000.

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INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK

Carpenters' Hall is part of Independence National Historical Park, preserving the nation's founding history and  "America's most historic square mile" because of its abundance of historic landmarks within the City of Philadelphia.

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Keep History Alive:
Donate Today!

Showing your support to The Carpenters’ Company contributes to keeping people educated about the history Carpenters’ Hall, the site of the First Continental Congress, to remain open and free to the public for generations to come.


Sunday 6pm & 10pm ET American Artifacts: Philadelphia's Carpenters' Hall Carpenters' Company historian Roger Moss leads a tour of the building that served as the meeting place of the First Continental Congress in 1774. It was also the former home to Ben Franklin's Library Company, the American Philosophical Society, and the First and Second Banks of the United States.
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