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Carpenter’s Hall

Carpenter’s Hall

The first organized grumblings of discontent with the British crown bubbled up when delegates from 12 colonies assembled in Carpenters’ Hall for the First Continental Congress in 1774. The contentious meeting resulted in a defiant trade embargo against England and inspired Patrick Henry’s fiery oratory. An acclaimed example of Georgian architecture, Carpenters’ Hall still displays the delegates’ chairs and the original banner carried during the 1788 Constitutional parade. During the summer months, visitors may run into history makers such as Benjamin Franklin outside of Carpenter’s Hall and at various sites throughout Historic Philadelphia.

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Ben Franklin, Family, Historic District, History

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