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.
Today, Carpenters’ Hall is open to the public and welcomes over 150,000 world-wide visitors to this wonderful Georgian building.
Set humbly back from Chestnut Street, the Hall has been continuously owned and operated by The Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia, the oldest trade guild in America, since 1770. Today it is also part of Independence National Historical Park.
I had the chance to tour the inside of this Historical building and found that the inside of it was pretty much bare of anything. A model of how the Hall was built was the only exhibit in the whole building. The original floor is still there. I walked on a floor that Ben Franklin, George Washington, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and more walked so long ago. It is truly amazing to see the many buildings where History was made for our Country.