320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910639.948800 -75.147451
Neighborhoods: Center City, Center City East
Colonial carpenters discussed their ever-growing business at this building, which later hosted the First Continental Congress. – In Short
Carpenters' Hall was designed by Robert Smith as a place for carpenters to hold their guild meetings. The Carpenters' Company, formed in 1724, is the oldest trade guild in the United States; it continues to maintain the building. Carpenters' Hall played host to 1774's First Continental Congress; chairs used for that meeting are on display. Colonial building methods are also examined, and a selection of late 18th century carpentry tools also is available for viewing.
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