Congress Hall, constructed 1787-1789 as the Philadelphia County Court House, served as the meeting place of the Federal Congress from 1790 until 1800, when Philadelphia was the capital of the United States. Later in the 19th century it housed federal and local courts. Perhaps its most historic associations are Washington's inauguration here for his second term as President and John Adams' taking of his oath as President in 1797.
- See the carpet of the upstairs Senate room which pictures an Eagle surrounded by the seals of the original 13 states
For more information, visit the official website at http://www.visitphilly.com/history/philadelphia/congress-hall/.