The first Continental Congress met here in 1774. Also a hangout for Franklin's American Philosophical Society.Philadelphia, PA
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If you could take just one photo: The gardens from the steps of the Hall
In the shadow of Independence Hall lies a captivating home of living history that also commemorates those who build our nation both literally and figuratively. Upon entering the park where the hall is located, it feels as if you have stumbled upon something secret- large gardens with period storytellers and a brick bridge crossing a stream long ago rerouted. Inside the building you’ll discover that Carpenters’ Hall continues to function as it did when it was built in 1771, as the meeting hall for the Carpenters’ Company of Philadelphia. In the meantime it also hosted the First Continental Congress, Ben Franklin’s first lending library, The Philosophical Society, and the Banks of the United States. There are several interesting items on display from throughout the hall’s history, including a display of the setup of the hall for the Congress with period original furniture. The Hall and the surrounding gardens provide a glimpse into how different avenues of our nation were founded and provide inspiration to start our own.February 15, 2012 Like Add a Comment