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This was originally the Philadelphia County Court House, completed in 1789. From 1790 to 1800, it served as the meeting place of Congress. Among the many historical events that occured here were the second inauguration of President Washington, the first inauguration of President John Adams, the establishment of the US Navy, the foundation of the Federal Mint, and many others.
The rooms where the Senate and House of Representatives met have been well preserved, along with some of the meeting rooms and offices. Tours are free.
Directions: Next to Independence hall, at the corner of 6th and Chestnut Streets.
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