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New Hall Military Museum

Updated: September 27, 2021
 By Jenn H

Though this reconstructed building is from the 1960s, the original New Hall Military Museum was built in 1791 by the Carpenters' Guild. The space was rented out to Secretary of War Henry Knox, making this the original Pentagon.

new hall Directions to New Hall Military Museum:

320 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

On Chestnut Street between South 3rd and South 4th Street.


The hours vary based on the season. Its open Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5pm until April 2015.


Free! As part of the National Park Service, there is no entrance fee.


The second floor of the museum focuses on the history of the Navy and Army. The ground floor, on the Marines.

About The Author

Jenn H

Jenn is a born Jersey girl that grew up “across the Ben” but has Philly in her heart and history in her blood. She went to Washington & Jefferson College in the Pittsburgh area. Yes her college mascots were two guys in white wigs! Jenn came back to Philly to get her M.A. in Museum Studies. Happily worked at the city history museum but came outside for some fresh air as a tour guide. Jenn has been part of the FTBF team since March 2011.
Updated: September 27th, 2021
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