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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Declaration Chamber

 
 
Declaration Chamber Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Declaration Chamber Marker
Inscription. Here the Continental Congress sat from the date it convened, May 10, 1775, until the close of the Revolution except when in 1776-7 it sat in Baltimore and in 1777-9 in Lancaster and York, due to the temporary occupation of Philadelphia by the British army.

Here on June 16, 1775, George Washington accepted his appointment by Congress as General of the Continental Army.

Here, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted, and on July 9, 1778, the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union between the States were adopted and signed.

Here, on November 3, 1781, twenty-four standards taken at the surrender of Yorktown were laid at the feet of Congress and His Excellency, the Ambassador of France.

Here, on September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States of America was adopted and signed.
 
Erected 1910 by The Society of the Descendants of the Signers.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 39° 56.943′ N, 75° 9.032′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker
Congress Hall image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
2. Congress Hall
is on the wall of Congress Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In This Building (here, next to this marker); Memorial to the Soldiers and Patriots of the Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomas Garrigue Masaryk (within shouting distance of this marker); Gay Rights Demonstrations (within shouting distance of this marker); Independence Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); John F. Kennedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Independence Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. GovernmentHeroesMilitaryNotable BuildingsNotable EventsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,135 times since then and 32 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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